Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Red Rocks cliff closed to protect local Peregrine Falcons

29 Jul 2022

Shared between climbers and our local Peregrine Falcons for most of the year, Red Rocks cliff is one of just seven locations in the ACT where the falcons breed.


Introducing the Office for Water

19 Jul 2022

The 2022-23 ACT Budget has allocated $4.2 million over the next two years to establish a new, dedicated Office for Water to support better water management in the ACT.


Varroa Destructor Mite

11 Jul 2022

NSW DPI has detected Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) in surveillance hives at the Port of Newcastle and is working to eradicate the parasite.


Pink-tailed Worm-lizard five years on

27 Jun 2022

A five-year implementation progress report on the ACT Government’s 2017 Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Action Plan shows that the ACT’s work to save the threatened species is having a positive effect.


ACT 2022-2023 Environmental Grants Program recipients

17 Jun 2022

Applications for the 2022-2023 ACT Environmental Grants Program closed 18 April 2022. With 45 applications received across the three funding streams, 32 community led proposals to conserve, promote and protect environmental values in the ACT have been funded.


Future looking a little brighter for Northern Corroboree Frog

15 Jun 2022

In partnership with the Australian National University, the ACT Government has been developing and trialling a new approach and methods for conserving and establishing wild populations of the critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frog.