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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 (2015).

The seven NVC members are appointed by the Minister for Environment and Water 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


Landscape SA nominee

Ross Sawers


Primary Producers SA nominee

Natalie Sommerville


Local Government Association nominee

John Neal


Minister's nominee

Robert Hill


Minister's Planning, Development or Mining nominee

Catherine Hollingsworth


Brief biographies on NVC members can be found here.

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
  • Manager, Native Vegetation Branch
  • Coordinator - Assessment and Stakeholder Liaison, Native Vegetation Branch
  • Coordinator - Governance and Policy, Native Vegetation Branch
  • Senior Compliance Officer, Parks and Regions
  • Executive Director, Energy Resources, Department of Energy and Mining
  • Director, Mining Regulation, Department of Energy and Mining

NVC Minutes

Meeting Date  Meeting Agenda  Meeting Minutes   Communique 
Meeting 220 - October 2018 Agenda  Minutes  
Meeting 221 - December 2018 Agenda  Minutes  
Meeting 222 - March 2019  Agenda  Minutes  
Meeting 223 - May 2019  Agenda  Minutes  
Meeting 224 - July 2019  Agenda  Minutes  
Meeting 225 - September 2019  Agenda  Minutes
Meeting 226 - March 2020   Agenda  



Meeting 227 - May 2020

(deferred to June 2020)



Meeting 228 - July 2020 Agenda Minutes N/A 
Meeting 229 - September 2020 Agenda Minutes N/A 
Meeting 230 - November 2020 Agenda Minutes Communique  


Native Vegetation Council
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide 5001 SA

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