| 14 September 2010|
| 18 September 2013|
| Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts|
Department of the Environment (III)
Commonwealth of Australia
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities was an Australian government department that existed between September 2010 and September 2013.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 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, in the Department's annual reports and on the Department's website.
At its creation, the Department was responsible for:Environment protection and conservation of biodiversity
National fuel quality standards
Administration of the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Natural, built and cultural heritage
Water policy and resources
Co-ordination of sustainable communities policy
Built environment innovation
The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.