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The Georgeland Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change is the member of the Georgeland Cabinet with responsibility for environmental policy and oversight of various environmental agencies. The Minister for the Environment is the head of the Department of the Environment, Water and Climate Change; like most government departments, its title and that of the relevant minister/s have altered over the years. 

The first dedicated Minister fot the Environment was appointed in 1970. Prime Minister Victor Howard , upon his election as the first Labour prime minister in 12 years, created several new departments as part of an reform agenda, one of which was Environment. It has been historically combined with other portfolios including broadcasting, conservation, resources, water and climate change. 

The present Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change is the Hon Jo Harland MP of the Georgeland Alliance , appointed to the position on 1 July 2019. She is assisted by the Hon. Kelly Knight MP, as Minister for Water Resources and Drought Relief. 

List of Ministers for the Environment

No. Minister Title Party Term began Term ended Prime Minister
1 David Adams Minister for the Environment Labour 9 Sep 1970 19 Jun 1973 Victor Howard
2 John Curry Minister for the Environment & Broadcasting

Minister for the Environment & Conservation

Labour 19 Jun 1973

11 May 1975

11 May 1975

1 Dec 1977

Bradley Van Goen
3 Charlie Hamilton Minister for the Environment & Conservation Labour 1 Dec 1977 4 Nov 1979 Bradley Van Goen

Noel Quarton

4 Stuart Campbell Minister for the Environment Conservative 4 Nov 1979 19 Dec 1983 Robert Fisch
5 Richard Massey Minister for the Environment Labour 19 Dec 1983 16 Apr 1987 Noel Quarton
6 Peter Robinson Minister for the Environment Labour 16 Apr 1987 25 May 1989 Noel Quarton
7 Tom Kennedy Minister for the Environment

Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Conservation

Labour 25 May 1989

10 May 1991

10 May 1991

10 Nov 1993

Noel Quarton

8 Helen Jansen-Crupp Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Conservation Democratic 10 Nov 1993 17 Feb 1995 Noel Quarton
9 Stephen Hamer Minister for the Environment (outside Cabinet) Conservative 17 Feb 1995 11 Oct 1995 Eric Edge
10 Peter Lessing Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Democratic 11 Oct 1995 7 Aug 1997 Campbell Rhodes
11 Joe Willis Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Democratic 7 Aug 1997 24 Jun 1998 Campbell Rhodes
12 Peter Brothers Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Democratic 24 Jun 1998 14 May 1999 Campbell Rhodes
- Stephen Hamer Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Conservative 14 May 1999 9 Jun 1999 Michael Fisch
13 Janet Hunt Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Liberal

Liberal Democrat

9 Jun 1999 30 Jul 2005 Campbell Rhodes

Michael Elderton Campbell Rhodes

14 Wendy Chamberlain Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Liberal Democratic 30 Jul 2005 6 Jul 2007 Zoe Parker
15 Madeline Woods Minister for the Environment and Resources Conservative 6 Jul 2007 13 Aug 2010 Luke Macaulay
16 Erica Lucas Minister for the Environment, Conservation & Resources Liberal Democratic 13 Aug 2010 17 May 2014 Lawrence Porter
17 Mark Duffy Minister for the Environment and Sustainability

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Liberal Democratic 17 May 2014

18 Aug 2016

18 Aug 2016

24 Jan 2019

Lawrence Porter

Deborah Rhodes

18 Vince Newkirk Minister for the Environment and Heritage Liberal Democratic 24 Jan 2019 1 July 2019 Clare Price
19 Florence Roberts Minister for the Environment, Water & Climate Change Georgeland Alliance 1 July 2019 17 July 2020 Tom Elderton
20 Jo Harlend Minister for the Environment, Water & Climate Change Georgeland Alliance 28 July 2020 Incumbent Tom Elderton
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