NPA works closely with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, particularly on issues affecting national park management and reserve creation. We also work with relevant State and Federal environment departments.
The Department of the Environment designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programmes to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage and promote climate action.
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a separate office within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The National Parks and Wildlife Regional Advisory Committees play an important role in the relationship between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the community. There are 14 Regional Advisory Committees across NSW, plus special Committees for Hartley Historic Site and Karst management. NPA and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) make joint recommendations for appointments to the NPWS Regional Advisory Committees. Representatives are listed in the table.
The NPW Advisory Council advises the Minister for the Environment on a range of topics, particularly those relating to the operation and management of parks and reserves.
It has a particular role in considering representations received on draft Plans of Management. NPA are required to provide a representative on this Council. This position is currently filled by Brian Everingham.