| 8 December 1979|
| 11 March 1983|
| Department of National Development (II)|
Department of Territories and Local Government - for local government
Department of Resources and Energy - for national development and energy
Department of Trade and Resources - for sections of the Atomic Energy Act 1953
Department of Industry and Commerce (II) - for decentralisation and urban planning and development
Commonwealth of Australia
The Department of National Development and Energy was an Australian government department that existed between December 1979 and March 1983. It replaced the Department of National Development and inherited domestic resources and energy matters from the Department of Trade and Resources.
Department of National Development and Energy Wikipedia
Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.
At its creation, the Department was responsible for the following:National energy policy, including planning and research into coal, oil and gas, uranium, solar energy and other forms of energy
Radioactive waste management.
Minerals exploration and resource assessment.
Water resources, soil conservation, and electricity.
Geodesy and mapping.
Decentralisation and urban planning and development.
The Department was an Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for National Development and Energy, John Carrick. The Secretary of the Department was A.J. Woods.