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About us

National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council

The National Parks and Wildlife 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.

Members of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council

Council members come from a range of backgrounds, including science, education, conservation and natural resource management.

Dr Tracey Dickson – Chair
Expertise and experience in ecotourism or the sustainable visitor or tourist use, enjoyment and appreciation of reserves.

Dr Kevin Mills – Deputy Chair
National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Advisory Committee member.

Assoc Prof Rosemary Black
Expertise and experience in environmental education and community involvement in environmental education.

Dr David Butcher
Scientific qualifications in an area associated with the conservation of nature.

Mr Robin Heath
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee member.

Ms Fiona Meller
National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Advisory Committee member.

Cr Phyllis Miller OAM
Experience in planning and local government, nominated by Local Government NSW.

Assoc Prof Julie Old
Scientific qualifications in an area associated with the conservation of nature.

Ms Cathy Parsons
Expertise and experience in bush fire management.

Ms Bronwyn Petrie
Expertise and experience in agriculture and rural issues, nominated by the NSW Farmers’ Association.

Mr Ted Rowley
Expertise and experience in rural and regional development and planning issues.

Mrs Marie Russell AM
National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Advisory Committee member.

Ms Yvonne Stewart
Expertise and experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage conservation.

Mr Craig Thomas
Representing peak recreational bodies.

Ms Dianne Thompson OAM
Expertise in non-government organisations concerned with the conservation of nature, nominated by the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales.

Ms Sharon Veale
Qualifications in cultural heritage research.

Ms Iris White
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee member.

For information on the role of the council and its operating relationship with the organisation, see the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council Handbook.

Advisory Council Handbook (PDF 240 KB)

Page last updated: 28 February 2019