National Plan governance and management

The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies (National Plan) is managed under governance arrangements which ensure accountability, coordination and integration with stakeholders.

Governance arrangements include:

  • reporting to the Australian Government through the Council on Transport and Infrastructure Council (the council), under the Council of Australian Governments’ arrangements
  • the establishment of the National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee to set policy direction and oversee the implementation of the National Plan
  • stakeholder engagement, in particular with the shipping, petroleum, chemical and port industries
  • appropriate technical input to support decision making
  • links to coordinated arrangements across the Commonwealth, states and the Northern Territory.

Planning and coordination

The National Plan is governed by three supporting groups:

  • National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee
  • National Plan Strategic Industry Advisory Forum
  • Australian Government National Plan Committee

Groups and committees

For further information refer to the below.

Last updated: 

Monday 7 November 2022