A reference group is a group of people we set up to consult with us on environmental issues. 

We work with six industry reference groups: 

We also work with a government reference group and a community reference group. Our government reference group is made up of government departments, agencies and other entities. Our community reference group consists of individuals, members of local environment groups and environment experts. 

Why we work with reference groups

We partner with reference groups to help prevent pollution and waste’s risks to human health and the environment.

Through reference groups, we learn about community and industry’s environmental concerns. Reference groups’ advice and input helps shape our policies. 

Find out more about reference groups

Agriculture Reference Group

Construction and Infrastructure Reference Group

Major Industries Reference Group

Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group

Waste and Recycling Reference Group

Water Industry Reference Group

Government Reference Group

Community Reference Group


Reviewed 13 March 2020