The National Environment Protection Council (NEPC) is established under the National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 (Cth) and mirror legislation in other jurisdictions.
NEPC has two primary functions as established by the NEPC Acts:
- to make National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs)
- to assess and report on the implementation and effectiveness of NEPMs in participating jurisdictions.
NEPC is supported by the National Environment Protection Council Committee made up of the head of each jurisdictional environmental agency. The NEPC Business Services Team and the NEPC Executive Officer provide assistance and operational support to NEPC and the NEPC Committee.
|Jurisdiction||National Environment Protection Council (NEPC)|
|Commonwealth||The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for the Environment and Water|
|New South Wales||The Hon Penny Sharpe MP, Minister for Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Heritage|
|Victoria||The Hon Steve Dimopoulos, Minister for Environment|
|Queensland||The Hon Leanne Linard MP, Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef|
|South Australia||The Hon Dr Susan Close MP, Minister for Climate, Environment and Water|
|Western Australia||The Hon Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Environment; Climate Action|
|Tasmania||The Hon Roger Jaensch MP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change|
|Australian Capital Territory||Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA, Minister for the Environment|
|Northern Territory||The Hon Kate Worden, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security|