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Native Vegetation Council

The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body established by the Native Vegetation Act 1991. The NVC monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation and makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia.

Its responsibilities include:

Find out more about the role of the NVC by viewing a video of the former configuration of the Council in this inaugural recording.

The seven NVC members are appointed by the Governor of South Australia. They come from a range of backgrounds and have knowledge and experience in the preservation and management of native vegetation.

Current NVC members are:

Role Member Deputy

Presiding Member

Emily Jenke


Conservation Council nominee

Maurice Roche

Mary-Anne Healy

NRM nominee

Penelope Paton

Roger Wickes

Primary Producers SA nominee

Natalie Sommerville

Roger Farley

Local Government Assoc. nominee

John Neal

Penelope Morgan

Minister's nominee

Joseph Keynes

Kerri Muller

Minister's Planning, Development or Mining nominee

Mark Adcock

Ana Glavinic

Brief biographies on members can be found here NVC Members and Deputies Information Sheet

NVC Delegations

The NVC is able to delegate powers and functions to another person or body. Current delegates include the following:

  • Presiding Member, NVC
  • Chair, Native Vegetation Assessment Panel
  • Chair, Native Vegetation Grants Committee
  • Manager, Native Vegetation Management Unit
  • Coordinator - Assessment and Stakeholder Liaison, Native Vegetation Management Unit
  • Coordinator - Governance and Administration, Native Vegetation Management Unit
  • Senior Compliance Officer, Partnerships and Stewardships
  • Executive Director, Minerals Resources, Department of State Development


Native Vegetation Council
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide 5001 SA
Phone: (08) 8303 9777

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