State Records NSW Board

The composition of the State Records NSW Board is:

  • the Chief Executive Officer of Museums of History NSW, or a delegate of the Chief Executive Officer
  • eight Governor-appointed members:
    • three nominated by the minister who administers the Act: 
      • one must have knowledge of, or experience in, the use of state records 
      • one must have knowledge of, or experience in history
      • one must have knowledge of, or experience in, First Nations cultures 
  • two nominated by the minister who administers the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 to represent public service agencies
  • one nominated by the minister who administers the State Owned Corporations Act 1989 to represent state-owned corporations
  • one member or officer of either House of Parliament nominated jointly by the President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 
  • one judge of a NSW court nominated by the Chief Justice of New South Wales. 

Details of the Board will be published as soon as available. 

Functions of the Board 

Under the State Records Act 1998, the Board is an advisory board with the following functions:  

  • to determine the policies and strategic plans of State Records NSW  

  • to grant approvals for the purposes of sections 13 (Standards and codes of best practice for records management) and 21 (Protection measures) of the Act.  

Board charter  

Schedule 2 of the Act lists the provisions relating to the constitution and procedure of the Board.  

Part 7 of the Act deals with the Board as follows:  

  • Section 69 Establishment of Board  
  • Section 70 Functions of the Board 
  • Section 71 Director may attend meetings of Board  

Board appointments  

Members appointed to the Board represent parliament, the judiciary, state-owned corporations, local government, the private sector, the history profession, recordkeeping and First Nations cultures. Appointment is for a term of up to three years and members may not hold office for more than two consecutive terms.  

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