Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment
The Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment was established by the Minister for the Environment in 2011. It enables people living in the Newcastle Local Government Area to identify important environmental and amenity issues associated with nearby industrial activities. It also helps local industry understand the community's concerns.
This committee advises on establishing the proposed Lower Hunter environmental monitoring network. It also advises the Minister on any other existing, new or emerging environmental issues and on how the community wishes to be notified and kept informed in the event of an environmental incident.
The committee is comprised of nine members:
John Tate show profile
John is the proprietor of a local automotive industry company and has extensive experience in small business. John has been a Councillor for the City of Newcastle since 1980 and has held the popularly elected position of Lord Mayor of Newcastle since 1999. He is also the Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia, Hunter.
Minister's community representative
Paul McBain show profile
Paul works as a forest scientist and has a long history of working with community and industry in the forest arena. He is the secretary of the Islington Village Community Group and is an active member of the Throsby Village Alliance.
Keith Craig show profile
Keith is a chemical engineer working in the water industry and has represented the Stockton community through various community forums. He is a member of the Stockton Community Action Group (SCAG).
Kate Johnson show profile
A resident of Stockton, Kate is a TAFE teacher specialising in social work and community development. She is currently interim Chair of the Stockton Community Action Group (SCAG).
Zoe Rogers show profile
Zoe is an environmental scientist currently working as an environmental consultant and professional development training provider. A long-term resident of Newcastle, she is an active member of Climate Action Newcastle and on the Board of the Wilderness Society Newcastle Inc.
Graham Woods show profile
Graham has extensive manufacturing and environmental management experience in petrochemicals, chemicals, explosives and mining services. He is currently employed by Incitec Pivot Ltd as the Global Health Safety and Environment Risk Manager.
Paul Thomas show profile
Paul is currently the Corporate Manager – Environment for Onesteel and has extensive experience in managing environmental and safety issues at industrial sites throughout Australia.
Nick Godfrey-Smithshow profile
Nick has worked in various environmental roles within industry and government for over 18 years. Currently he works for Port Waratah Coal Services as the Specialist Advisor, Environment.
Newcastle City Council representative
Adam Gilligan show profile
Adam is Compliance Services Manager at the City of Newcastle and has extensive experience in environmental health and regulation. He also acts as the council’s alternate local emergency management officer.
Expressions of interest for membership of the committee were sought from the community and industry. The committee membership was chosen to represent a broad range of views to ensure a balanced approach and open and honest dialogue between members of industry, government and community that will influence positive environmental outcomes for Newcastle.
Terms of reference
The EPA has prepared terms of reference to support and guide the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment..
To find out more about matters the committee has been considering, see the minutes.
Minutes of meeting 15 (13 February 2013) (NCCCEmeeting15.pdf. 33kb)
Minutes of meeting 14 (12 December 2012) (NCCCEmeeting14.pdf. 31kb)
Minutes of meeting 13 (5 November 2012) (NCCCEmeeting13.pdf. 34kb)
Minutes of meeting 12 (10 October 2012) (NCCCEmeeting12.pdf. 46kb)
Minutes of meeting 11 (10 September 2012) (NCCCEmeeting11.pdf, 30kb)
Minutes of meeting 10 (11 July 2012) (NCCCEmeeting10.pdf. 39kb)
Minutes of meeting 9 (13 June 2012) (NCCCEmeeting9.pdf, 42kb)
Minutes of meeting 8 (9 May 2012) (NCCCEmeeting8.pdf, 64kb)
Minutes of meeting 7 (16 April 2012) (NCCCEmeeting7.pdf, 60kb)
Minutes of meeting 6 (14 March 2012) (NCCCEmeeting6.pdf, 89kb)
Minutes of meeting 5 (8 February 2012) (NCCCEmeeting5.pdf, 74kb)
Minutes of meeting 4 (19 December 2011) (NCCCEmeeting4.pdf, 46kb)
Minutes of meeting 3 (30 November 2011) (NCCCEMeeting3.pdf, 33kb)
Minutes of meeting 2 (17 November 2011) (NCCCEMeeting2.pdf, 47kb)
Minutes of meeting 1 (11 November 2011) (NCCEMeeting1.pdf, 50kb)
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Orica start-up committee
Orica decision report (14 December 2011) (OricaReportDec2011.pdf, 214kb)
Presentations made to the committee.
NCCCE Emergency Management Arrangements (8 February 2011) (EmergencyMgment.pdf, 1MB)
NCCCE Air quality monitoring (30 November 2011) (AirQualityMonitoring.pdf, 1.13MB)
NCCCE Information Briefing (30 November 2011) (Briefing.pdf, 574kb)
NCCCE Lower Hunter B (17 November 2011) (LowerHunterB.pdf, 899kb)
NCCCE Lower Hunter A (17 November 2011) (LowerHunterA.pdf, 1.04MB)
NCCCE Overview (11 November 2011) (Overview.pdf, 273kb)
NCCCE Upper Hunter (11 November 2011) (UpperHunter.pdf, 273kb)
Keith Craig SCAG - Stockton environmental monitoring (StocktonEnvMonitoring.pdf, 32kb)
Newcastle Community Air Quality Forum
Newcastle Local Government Area Environment Protection Licence Summary (120284NewLGAEPLSumm.pdf, 214KB)
Review of Meteorology in the Newcastle Inner City & Port Neighbourhood (RevMeteorologyNewcastle.pdf, 5.6MB)
Lower Hunter Ambient Air Quality Review of Available Data (120523LHunterAirMonitoring.pdf, 7.3MB)
The report ‘Lower Hunter Ambient Air Quality – Review of Available Data’ has been amended. The report dated April 2012 is repealed. The current version of the report is dated June 2012. Amendments in the current report are:
Page 24 Table 4.13. Data in all columns apart from “Year “and “Number of Days Above NEPM Level” replaced with correct data.
Page 25 Table 4.14. Data in “Percent Data Coverage” column replaced with correct data.
Page 82 Space added in text between “Table 5.32” and “and”.
Page 83 Figure 5.35. Replaced with corrected figure.
Page 83 Figure 5.36. Replaced with corrected figure.
Page 84 Table 5.32. Data in “1st Highest” and “2nd Highest” and “Number of Days Above NEPM Level” columns replaced with correct data.
Page 84 Table 5.33. Data in “Concentration (ppm) column replaced with correct data.
Page 102 Table 6.1. Row: “nitrogen dioxide”, Column: “Neighbourhood (Other)” – cell colour changed from orange to green. Column: “Comments: - deleted reference to levels exceeding criteria on occasion
Page 105 Figure 6.3. Replaced map with corrected map (point 16 colour change from orange to green).
Page 112 Table 6.3. Row “16” Column “NOx” – cell colour changed from orange to green
An Assessment of Three Reports Concerning Air Quality in the Lower Hunter Region (120298AirQualLH.pdf, 62KB)
Environment Protection Licences Newcastle Summary 2012 (PPTEnvironmentProtectionLicencesNewcastle.pdf, 310KB)
Lower Hunter air quality and meteorology (PPTLowerHunterAirQualityMeteorology.pdf, 2.6MB)
Review of Newcastle neighbourhood ambient air quality data (PPTNewcastleAmbientAirQuality.pdf, 3.5MB)
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Page last updated: 17 April 2013