National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council

The National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council provides the Minister for Energy and Environment and the NPWS Executive with independent, informed advice on a wide range of conservation issues.

The Council particularly advises on issues relating to the operation and management of national parks and reserves. It has a particular role in considering representations received on draft plans of management.

For further information about the Council, please contact us at npws.advisorycouncil@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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

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

Mr Brian Everingham
Expertise in non-government organisations concerned with the conservation of nature, nominated by the National Parks Association of New South Wales.

Cr Romola Hollywood
Local Government NSW

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.

Mrs Helen Riley
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee member

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

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.

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 240KB)