Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

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Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department overview
Formed 3 December 2007[1]
Preceding Department Department of the Environment and Water Resources
Dissolved 14 September 2010
Superseding agency Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Department executives David Borthwick, Secretary (2007‑09)[2]
Robyn Kruk, Secretary (2009‑10)
Website environment.gov.au

The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts was an Australian Government department that existed between December 2007 and September 2010.

Scope[edit]

Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.

According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made at the Department's establishment, the Department dealt with:[1]

  • Environment protection and conservation of biodiversity
  • Air quality
  • National fuel quality standards
  • Land contamination
  • Meteorology
  • Administration of the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Natural, built and movable cultural heritage
  • Environmental research
  • Water policy and resources
  • Cultural affairs, including support for the arts
  • Ionospheric prediction
  • Community and household renewable energy programs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CA 9187: The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 5 December 2013 
  2. ^ Rudd, Kevin (24 December 2008). "Appointment of Departmental Secretaries" (Press release). Archived from the original on 19 January 2014.