National Environment Protection Council


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.

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Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018

This discussion paper invites public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). As the review will have a significant effect on the future operations of the NPI, this paper will be of interest to stakeholders from government, industry, non-government organisations and...


18 Nov 2013

Regional and remote communities in Australia face a number of challenges in managing waste and recovering and re-using resources. Challenges include access to markets for recyclables; distances and road conditions between towns and waste facilities and the recruitment and retention of staff.

Each community...

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