Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Presenting the revised plan for Belconnen oval

01 Feb 2023

Under the ACT Government Healthy Waterways project, Belconnen oval is proposed to host a new purpose-built waterway that includes Canberra’s very first subsurface-flow wetland.


Celebrate World Wetlands Day with a movie night under the stars

12 Jan 2023

On Saturday 4 February 2023, Jerrabomberra Wetlands will transform into an outdoor cinema with a series of short films exploring connections to Country through fire and water.


Keeping Oxeye Daisy out of the ACT

22 Dec 2022

Oxeye Daisy, a highly invasive weed widespread across NSW, was recently discovered in the Canberra region. Oxeye Daisy aggressively invades remote grasslands, Snow Gum woodlands, Box Gum woodlands, wetlands and agricultural areas.


Help protect Rosenberg's Goanna

19 Dec 2022

Rosenberg's Goanna are large monitor lizards, only found in southern Australia. Much more than just one of our largest native reptiles, the unique monitor lizards have been known to recognise people’s faces, migrate and return home from 12km away, and even count to 6!

Already listed as 'Vulnerable' in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, monitoring results are suggesting that they are declining in the ACT. Thanks to a citizen science project led by the National Parks Association of the ACT, our understanding of the goanna is rapidly increasing.