Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Mt Franklin Road, Bendora and Coree areas are now open

29 May 2020

After ongoing bushfire recovery efforts and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Mt Franklin Road, Bendora and Coree areas will be open from Saturday 30 May.

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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve now open

28 May 2020

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of some ACT open spaces means that Tidbinbilla has reopened, however the visitors centre will remain closed for the time being.

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Some ACT campsites are now open

27 May 2020

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, some ACT campsites will reopen from 9am, Saturday 30 May 2020.

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Parks and reserve closures in the ACT

19 May 2020

Updated: 26 May 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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Tidbinbilla to reopen Saturday 16 May

13 May 2020

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of some ACT open spaces means that Tidbinbilla will reopen and welcome visitors back to the reserve from Saturday 16 May.

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Canberra playgrounds, parks and some libraries reopening

12 May 2020

ACT playgrounds and parks will be reopened from midnight Friday 15 May, and limited library services will be available from Monday 18 May as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.

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Platypus return home to Tidbinbilla

12 May 2020

Three platypus, that were moved to Taronga Zoo during the very dry bushfire season, have returned to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Their return kicks off a new tracking study partnership between Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Taronga Zoo and UNSW. The research project will seek to better understand the movements and behaviours of these elusive creatures.

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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.