Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Native Plant Use forum

10 Sep 2019

Come and hear from Traditional Owners on how they are using native plants in their work, in bush medicine, food and diets. The Native Plant Use Forum 27-28 September, Canberra organised by the ACT Governments, seeks to empower Aboriginal communities and develop new opportunities into the future.

Get snappin’ for the Spring Rides photo competition

04 Sep 2019

Get your bike ready because spring in Canberra is the perfect time to grab your camera and experience the region’s mountain bike tracks and bike paths. To help motivate you, ACT Parks and Conservation Service is holding a Spring Rides photos competition where you could win some great prizes.

New petroleum storage guidelines available

30 Aug 2019

Petroleum storage guidelines

The Environment Protection Authority's Environmental Guidelines for Petroleum Storage 2019 reflect current best practice and provide information on petroleum storage in the ACT.

Heritage amendments

19 Aug 2019

The Government is introducing a more flexible and responsive system to improve the safe custodianship of our heritage for current and future generations.

We are strengthening the way damage to heritage places and objects can be dealt with to both deter people from doing damage and to make them responsible for repairing it. Visit the Damage to heritage places and objects page for more information.

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.

Grab a camera and ride on

17 Sep 2019

Grab a camera and ride on

Could you adopt a park?

03 Sep 2019

Could you adopt a park?

Magpies on the swoop

27 Aug 2019

Magpies on the swoop

Animals shine in portraits

20 Aug 2019

Animals shine in portraits

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.

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.