Environment

The Australian Capital Territory is Australia’s Bush Capital. Its natural environment is both beautiful and important from an ecological and landscape perspective. It is important we continue to manage and protect our environment both from the nature conservation perspective and through the environment protection activities.

The Environment and Planning Directorate has nature conservation legislation, strategies, programs and public information in place to help preserve this environment. Further information about Nature Conservation.

In addition, the Environment Protection Authority has a statutory role in ensuring standards are maintained and rules enforced in a range of areas related to the environment.