Hawker Britton Occasional Papers and Media

New administrative arrangements

NSW Department of Planning, Department of Natural Resources

August 2005

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New administrative arrangements for the Department of Planning and the Department of
Natural Resources

Premier Morris Iemma has moved forward with plans to reshape the former Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources (DIPNR). This week, the two agencies replacing DIPNR - the Department of Planning and the Department of Natural Resources – formally came into existence.

This Hawker Britton Occasional Paper outlines the new administrative arrangements for the two new Departments.

The Department of Planning is responsible to the Minister for Planning, the Hon Frank Sartor. The
Department of Natural Resources is responsible to the Minister for Primary Industries, Minerals and Natural Resources, the Hon Ian Macdonald.

Jennifer Westacott is the Director General of the Department of Planning. Dr Richard Sheldrake has been appointed as Acting Director General of the Department of Natural Resources.

In general, planning staff in Head Office and Regions will report to the Director General of Planning, while those staff working in natural resources management will report to the Director General of the Department of Natural Resources.

Changes include:

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