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About us

Regional staff

Who's who in the regions

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has a regional presence across NSW. Regional services are provided by National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS), Regional Operations Group and Heritage Division. NPWS has offices located in local towns, with their main centres in Coffs Harbour, Queanbeyan, Parramatta and Dubbo. There are also a number of visitor information centres and works depots strategically located to meet the needs of the community and to manage protected areas.

Natural and cultural heritage is conserved at a local and regional level, and partnerships are developed with the community and other governments and agencies, providing leadership and direction through conservation programs.

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Director

Park Operations Branch

Functions managed

David Crust

 

Blue Mountains

 

Delivers services in the Blue Mountains, including:

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Robert Smith

 

Northern Inland

Delivers services in the Northern Inland, including:

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Kylie Yeend

 

Hunter Central Coast

Delivers services in the Hunter Central Coast, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Deon van Rensburg Greater Sydney

Delivers services in the Greater Sydney, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Russell Madeley North Coast

Delivers services in the North Coast, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Kane Weeks South Coast

Delivers services in the South Coast, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Mick Pettitt Southern Ranges

Delivers services in the Southern Ranges, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Mark Peacock West

Delivers services in the West, including: 

  • park management
  • asset maintenance
  • visitor experience across parks.

Additionally, the branch supports program delivery on park.

Regional Operations Group

Director

Region

Functions managed

Derek Rutherford

Derek Rutherford, Southern

 

Southern NSW

Delivery of local services in Southern NSW, including:

  • Resource efficiency
  • Waters, floodplains  and coast
  • Ecosystems and threatened species
  • Planning
  • Community engagement
  • Compliance and regulation

Carolyn Davies

Carolyn Davies, State-wide

 

State-wide

Ensures strategic and consistent delivery of services by the regions to local communities across NSW, including:

  • Ecosystems and threatened species
  • Native vegetation
  • Coastal, estuary, floodplain and water quality management
  • Impacts and adaptation
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage regulation.

Delivers environmental grant funding to local and State government, NGOs and community groups across NSW

Heritage Division

Acting Director

Region            

Functions managed

Pauline McKenzie
  

 

State-wide

Provides an integrated approach to conserving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage, works with the community to list items on the State Heritage Register, declare Aboriginal Places and register state shipwrecks.

 

It assesses applications to change listed items, repatriates Aboriginal ancestral remains, administers grants for heritage conservation and provides secretariat services to the Heritage Council and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee.

Page last updated: 09 October 2017