Peta Norris has worked in conservation and land management with the
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) since graduating
with an honours degree in environmental science from The University
of Newcastle in the 1990s. She is now leading the NSW government’s
$1 million bushfire relief for wildlife rehabilitators program, having
recently led conservation and wildlife recovery programs across NPWS
reserves in the Hunter and Central Coast following the catastrophic
bushfires of 2019-20. Peta has worked in park operations as a ranger
and area manager for over two decades and has qualifications in
environmental science, ecology, environmental law, government
management, bushfire and incident management, and workplace
training and assessment. She has extensive experience planning and
delivering bushfire management programs in conservation reserves,
as well as leading bushfire suppression operations, particularly remote
area firefighting in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Peta is one of a handful of NPWS officers qualified as a major incident
controller with the NSW Rural Fire Service and has contributed to the
design and delivery of multi-agency fire and incident management
training in NSW and interstate.
When she’s not at work, she can be found pottering in the vegie
garden or racing yachts.