Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Environment Grant applications welcome

22 May 2018

The 2018-19 round of the ACT Environment Grants is now open. Applications close 5pm on 28 June, 2018.

Environment grants support community-based projects that support on-ground environmental activities. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to apply. See more information about the Environment Grants.

Nation’s climate action capital sets world-leading environmental targets

17 May 2018

The ACT has set a nation-leading target to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, bringing forward the previous target of 2050 by five years.

The new target will lead the nation, and stands among the world’s most progressive jurisdictions in the Territory’s commitment to delivering real climate action.

Safe and reliable utilities deliver for the ACT

Utilities in the ACT are a critical network of electricity, gas and water providers that deliver services for the daily use of our community and today's release of the Utilities Technical Regulation annual report has confirmed that compliance is on track.

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Date published online: Thu, 24 May 2018 12.00am

Experience Tidbinbilla like never before with WILDfest

Bookings are now open for an exciting overnight wildlife experience at Canberra’s premiere wildlife sanctuary – Tidbinbilla.

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Date published online: Mon, 21 May 2018 12.00am

Prescribed burn at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to continue tomorrow

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will continue at Devil’s Gap in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve tomorrow, Wednesday 9 May 2018.

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Date published online: Tue, 08 May 2018 3.57pm

Conservation cull for 2018 announced

Several nature reserves and adjacent territory land will be closed from Monday 7 May, from late afternoon until early morning each day, to allow a conservation cull of Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

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Date published online: Wed, 02 May 2018 3.28pm