Appendix 4

Independent Report to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Australian State of the Environment Committee, Authors
CSIRO Publishing on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06745 0

Appendix 4 - Resource management roles of major state/territory agenciesA

Responsibility Victoria New South Wales Queensland Tasmania South Australia Western Australia Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory
Planning Department of Infrastructure Department of Urban Affairs and Planning Department of Local Government and Planning Department of Premier and Cabinet and Resource Planning and Development Commission Department for Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts Western Australian Planning Commission and the Ministry for Planning Department of Lands, Planning and Environment Department of Urban Services, Planning and Land Management
Public land management and Crown land Department of Natural Resources and Environment Department of Land and Water Conservation Department of Natural Resources and Mines Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Department for Administrative and Information Services, Land Services Group Department of Conservation and Land Management Department of Lands, Planning and Environment Department of Urban Services, Land and Property
Environment Department of Natural Resources and Environment; Environment Protection Agency Environment Protection Agency of NSW Environmental Protection Agency Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Department for Environment and Heritage; (Environment Protection Agency) Department of Environmental Protection Department of Lands, Planning and Environment Department of Urban Services, Environment ACT
National parks and reserves Department of Natural Resources and Environment,
Parks Victoria.
National Parks and Wildlife Service Environmental Protection Agency Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Department for Environment and Heritage Department of Conservation and Land Management Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT Department of Urban Services
Water management Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Regional Water Authorities,
Regional Catchment Management Authorities
Department of Land and Water Conservation Sydney Catchment Authority, Sydney Water Corporation, Hunter Water Corporation, other Regional Water Authorities Department of Natural Resources and Mines Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Department of Water Resources Water & Rivers Commission & The Water Corporation Department of Lands Planning and Environment ACTEW Corporation Limited
Forestry Department of Natural Resources and Environment State Forests of NSW Department of Natural Resources and Mines Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources Department for Administrative and Information Services, Forestry SA Department of Conservation and Land Management & Forest Products Commission Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Department of Urban Services
Natural, Indigenous and historic heritage Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, Department of Infrastructure, Department of Natural Resources and Environment (inc. Parks Victoria) NSW Heritage Office, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Department of Land and Water Conservation, National Parks and Wildlife Service Department of Local Government and Planning (inc. QLD EPA and QLD Parks and Wildlife Service) Tasmanian Heritage Council and Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Division of State Aboriginal Affairs (part of Department for Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts), Department for Environment, and Heritage (inc. SA National Parks and Wildlife Service) Heritage Council of Western Australia, Aboriginal Affairs Department, Department of Land Administration, Ministry for Planning, Department of Conservation and Land Management Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority, Department of Lands, Planning and Environment, Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT Department of Urban Services

Source: Bhttp://www.vic.gov.au/  Chttp://www.nsw.gov.au/  Chttp://www.qld.gov.au/  Chttp://www.tas.gov.au/  Chttp://www.sa.gov.au/  Dhttp://www.wa.gov.au/  Dhttp://www.nt.gov.au/  Dhttp://www.act.gov.au/ 

A Although single agencies have been identified as a lead agency for the categories indicated, other agencies also have significant roles in these categories. Also the simplicity of this table in no way ignores the substantial responsibilities of local government for many of the categories indicated.
B The complexity between and frequent changes to state/territory agencies is such that website addresses are provided so the latest administrative arrangements can be obtained.
C Accessed 14 June 2001.
D Accessed 18 June 2001.

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