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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) . . Page.. 3561 ..

activities of the council, the operation of the service corporation that supports the council and the implementation and effectiveness of national environment protection measures. These measures ensure nationally consistent environmental standards, goals or protocols relating to air, water, noise, site contamination, hazardous waste and recycling.

Throughout 2015-16 the National Environment Protection Council continued focusing on the Council of Australian Governments’ strategic environmental priorities. From 1 July 2014 operational support for the National Environment Protection Council was provided by the commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy. A decision to streamline the future NEPC work program included an agreement to proceed with a revised governance structure. During the reporting period the National Environment Protection Council, together with the National Environment Protection Council committee of senior officials, continued to support the COAG statement of the environment being fundamental to the wellbeing of all Australians and its preservation being our bequest to future generations.

The work on the national plan for clean air included implementing national emissions standards for wood heaters. It also continued the review of the Australian particle standards and other air quality standards in the ambient air quality NEPM. This work helps to improve the management of ambient air quality, which is essential to the protection of the Australian community’s health and wellbeing. The ACT is supportive of these national works, in particular, the work on improving air quality, which will assist in further addressing the ACT’s winter particle pollution problem. The ACT met all of its reporting requirements for the National Environment Protection Council annual report 2015-16. I commend the report to the Assembly.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Architects Act—Architects Board Appointment 2017 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-204 (LR, 16 August 2017).

City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Act—City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Regulation 2017—Subordinate Law SL2017-26 (LR, 21 August 2017).

Family Violence Act—Family Violence (Transitional Provisions) Regulation 2017—Subordinate Law SL2017-25 (LR, 17 August 2017).

Official Visitor Act—Official Visitor (Housing Assistance) Appointment 2017 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-206 (LR, 21 August 2017).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2017 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-205 (LR, 21 August 2017).

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