Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio

Budget Estimates 2011-2012 - (May 2011)

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio

Index of questions on notice


Index of questions on notice 

Tuesday, 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2011 (PDF 461KB)

Tabled document



Senator Boswell, Australian Mean Sea Level Survey 2009

(PDF 332KB)

Clarification of evidence given



Mr Paul Grimes, Secretary, DSEWPaC, dated 29 August 2011, re departmental funding for the Heritage function of the department

(PDF 929KB)

Answers to questions on notice 

Department of the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities


Answers to general questions that cross all departmental outcomes/programs 141-145 (PDF 163KB)
146-152 (PDF 162KB)
153-173 (PDF 205KB)
Outcome 1: The conservation and protection of Australia's terrestrial and marine biodiversity and ecosystems through supporting research, developing information, supporting natural resource management, and establishing and managing Commonwealth protected areas
   Bureau of Meteorology (PDF 83KB)
QON 27 attachment 1 (PDF 1902KB)
QON 27 attachment 2 (PDF 886KB)
   Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (PDF 69KB)
  Program 1.1: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment (PDF 960KB)
  Program 1.2: Environmental Information and Research (PDF 77KB)
Outcome 2: Improved sustainability of Australia's population, communities and environment through coordination and development of sustainable population and communities policies, supporting affordable housing and the reduction and regulation of waste, pollutants and hazardous substances
  Program 2.2: Affordable Housing (PDF 162KB)
  Program 2.3: Sustainable Communities   (PDF 6KB)
Outcome 3: Advancement of Australia's strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic by protecting, administering and research the region
   Program 3.1: Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence  (PDF 20KB)
Outcome 4: Adaptation to climate change, wise water use, secure water supplies and improved health of rivers, waterways and freshwater ecosystems by supporting research, and reforming the management and use of water resources
   Murray-Darling Basin
(PDF 545KB)
   National Water Commission (PDF 19KB)
  Program 4.1: Water Reform (PDF 222KB)
Outcome 5: Increased protection, awareness and appreciation of Australia's  environment and heritage through regulating matters of national environmental significance and the identification, conservation and celebration of natural, Indigenous and historic places of national and World Heritage significance
   Office of the Supervising Scientist (PDF 25KB)
   Sydney Harbour Federation Trust  (PDF 37KB)
  Program 5.1: Conservation of Australia's Heritage  (PDF 51KB)
  Program 5.2: Environmental Regulation (PDF 100KB)

For further information, contact:

Research/Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818