Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Parks and reserve closures in the ACT

02 Apr 2020

Updated: 6 April 2020

Park and reserve closures are in place following bushfire and flood events over the Summer period and due to COVID-19.

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ACT Parks visitor facilities closed in response to COVID-19

01 Apr 2020

Updated: 1 April 2020

All visitor facilities within the ACT Parks and Conservation Service managed estate have been closed until further notice in response to a temporary shut-down of non-essential services across the ACT.

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First steps to bushfire recovery in ACT parks

03 Mar 2020

The Orroral Valley bushfire resulted in one of the biggest ecological disasters in the Territory’s history, and the ACT Government is committed to working with experts to support the recovery of the Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla.

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Stockpile guidelines help manage fire risks

24 Feb 2020

The ACT Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has developed the Guidelines for Stockpile Management which outline the potential risks associated with the stockpiling of materials for use, reuse and recycling, and provides guidance on controls to reduce those risks.

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Protect the environment and reduce building costs: consultation on hold

20 Feb 2020

Updated: 1 April 2020

A new, easy to use draft version of the Environment Protection Guidelines for Construction and Land Development in the ACT is now out for feedback from builders, developers and other stakeholders - however, this consultation is currently on hold while the community focuses on public health and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protecting Aboriginal sites and artefacts in emergencies

05 Feb 2020

The ACT Government has provided greater protection for the region’s Ngunnawal culture by implementing a range of safeguards to conserve cultural sites and artefacts during an emergency.

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ACT energy shortfalls

23 Jan 2020

Possible energy shortfalls are expected across the ACT due to extreme heat/weather event. During these events, we ask that Canberrans help ease pressure on our grid by reducing their energy use.

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Murray cod are the ones that should get away

05 Nov 2019

Murray cod are the ones that should get away

Heritage grants announced

30 Oct 2019

Heritage grants announced

Let a sssnake ssslide by

24 Oct 2019

Let a sssnake ssslide by

Have a say in park future

16 Oct 2019

Have a say in park future

Blue line marks the edge

10 Oct 2019

Blue line marks the edge

Climate strategies pay off

23 Sep 2019

Climate strategies pay off

Grab a camera and ride on

17 Sep 2019

Grab a camera and ride on

No active consultations

26 Mar 2020

Updated 26 March 2020

While the ACT Government is focused on the COVID-19 emergency, there are no active consultations underway.