Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Health and Wellbeing Outcomes from the EEIS

15 Aug 2019

The ACT government has published a new mini-report on Health and wellbeing outcomes from the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (PDF 0.3 MB). The report contains highlights from an annual survey of scheme participants that found 49% of participants with heating upgrades had substantial improvements to physical or mental health. Learn how to get involved by visiting Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme

Should we increase night-time noise levels in the city?

09 Aug 2019

Nightlife in our centres is more vibrant than ever, with restaurants, live music and other entertainment activity. We are proposing to extend daytime noise standards for the city centre (including Braddon commercial area), town and group centres further into the evening. Have your say.

Helping nightlife and live music flourish

31 Jul 2019

As apartment living becomes more common in Canberra, the ACT Government has released a suite of reforms designed to protect Canberra’s night life and live music scene.

Help shape the future of water management

30 Jul 2019

ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group is looking for two applicants to help shape the future of important water catchment areas in the ACT for the next three years.

50th Anniversary: Canberra’s role in the Moon landing

19 Jul 2019

21 July 2019 AEST marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and many Canberrans don’t realise the crucial role the ACT played in the Apollo mission or the region’s rich Space heritage.

Canberra’s park rangers showcase the bush capital with a week of events

14 Jun 2019

From Monday 17June to Sunday 23 June 2019, our park rangers have organised events that will allow everyone to meet a ranger and see what our parks and reserves have to offer.

This week we’re highlighting our bush capital’s natural surroundings, nature parks, plants and animals and work to conserve and protect them.

Celebrate World Environment Day

29 May 2019

On Wednesday 5 June 2019, over 100 countries will celebrate, take action and raise awareness for World Environment Day. This year’s theme is Beat Air Pollution.

Patience will fit the bill

13 Aug 2019

Patience will fit the bill

Marvel at that H2... oh!

06 Aug 2019

Marvel at that H2... oh!

Pedalling the bush capital

30 Jul 2019

Being born and raised in the bush capital, the foothills were my playground. Back in the late 1970s a Dragster bike was your ticket to explore.

A small step to the past

23 Jul 2019

People have always been drawn to the mountains that frame the bush capital. The original inhabitants knew these mountains well. In their ancient footsteps, cattle farmers followed. They built high mountain huts, grazed hungry stock and established rural communities. Others soon followed.

The Moon and a tiny Namadgi station

16 Jul 2019

Where once a lunar signal was received, there is no mobile phone coverage today. Instead, kangaroos graze a grassy knoll and campers gaze upon a night sky, reflecting on a moment that captivated the world’s attention. A point in time when a man strolled upon the dusty surface of the moon.

River reserve bounce back

09 Jul 2019

On the banks of an ancient river, a new community is emerging. Where once rural enterprises prospered, sheep grazed and a pine forest grew, a place for families to grow has taken roots.

A city flush with health

25 Jun 2019

As Surveyor-General Charles Scrivener looked at the prospects for a future city, top of mind was a precious commodity, a natural life-giving ingredient: water. Fast forward more than a 100 years. An inland city as beautiful as ours has clearly benefited from Scrivener’s extraordinary vision.

Wellbeing Indicators

25 Jul 2019

Canberra is more than an economy – we are a community where we aim for everyone to share in the benefits of a good life. Have your say.