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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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John Fitzgerald is the Principal Officer with responsibility for the oversight of compliance with the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, the provision of advice on adherence to EU and national legislation on wildlife protection and conservation and for issuing licences under the Wildlife Acts.

Mr. Fitzgerald is also responsible for overseeing the development of an NPWS property management system, for the receipt of planning applications and Strategic Infrastructure Development applications and co-ordination and issue of built and natural heritage observations in the context of the Minister’s role as a statutory consultee within the planning process.