The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - Environment and Heritage Program Administration
27 January 2010
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The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (the Department) and the National Archives of Australia have developed this Records Authority to set out the requirements for keeping or destroying records for the core business area of Environment and Heritage Program Administration. It represents a significant commitment on behalf of the Department to understand, create and manage the records of its activities.
This Authority is based on the identification and analysis of the business of the Department. It takes into account the agency's legal and organisational records management requirements, and the interests of stakeholders, the agency and the National Archives of Australia.
The Authority sets out those records that need to be retained as national archives and specifies the minimum length of time that temporary records need to be kept. This Authority gives the Department permission under the Archives Act 1983, for the destruction of the temporary records described after the minimum retention period has expired. Retention periods for these temporary records are based on: an assessment of business needs; broader organisational accountability requirements; and community expectations, and are approved by the National Archives of Australia on the basis of information provided by the agency.
As changes in circumstances may affect future records management requirements, the periodic review of this Authority is recommended. All amendments must be approved by the National Archives.
For assistance with this authority or for advice on other recordkeeping matters, please contact National Archives' Agency Service Centre.
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 7425
Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610
Robyn Kruk AM
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
Authorises arrangements for the disposal of records in accordance with Section 24(2)(b) of the Archives Act 1983.
Environment and Heritage Program administration.
This authorisation gives permission for the destruction, retention or transfer to the National Archives of Australia of the records described. The authority will apply only if these actions take place with the consent of the agency responsible for the core business documented in the records.
Government Information Management
National Archives of Australia
The function of administering and managing domestic environment, heritage or natural management programs including in the areas of biodiversity conservation, chemicals management, climate change, coasts and oceans, natural and cultural heritage, environmental protection, natural resource management, water resources, and energy and water efficiency. Includes the coordination of national cooperative programs in collaboration with state and territory or local governments, industry and consumer representative bodies, property owners, Indigenous land owners and members of the community. Also includes coordinating the use of economic instruments such as tax incentives and financial assistance measures that may include supporting environment, heritage or natural resource management projects through investment or funding programs, the administration of grants and rebates or the development of structural adjustment packages, the development of educational resources, public awareness campaigns, information products and the provision of policy advice to Ministers.
|Class no||Description of records||Disposal action|
Records documenting routine receipt and processing of funding applications under structural adjustment packages.
[For records documenting precedent cases, or cases involving significant public or historical interest, use ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION – Structural Adjustment Packages (class 19235)
For records documenting the development of structural adjustment packages, including stakeholder consultations, monitoring reports and master sets of policies and guidelines for the administration of structural adjustment packages, use ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION – Structural Adjustment Packages (class 19235)
For records documenting appeals, use ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION – Appeals (decisions)]
|Destroy 7 years after action completed.|