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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

Governance of the National Plan is achieved through several groups and committees with specific functions, including:

  • National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee
  • National Plan Strategic Industry Advisory Forum
  • Australian Government National Plan Committee
  • Marine Pollution Prevention Technical Group
  • Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response Technical Group
  • Marine Pollution Recovery Technical Group

Groups and committees

For further information about each committee, forum or technical group refer to the below. Registered users can access the National Plan governance portal for more information.

Last updated: 

Friday 31 August 2018