Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Applications are now open for new members to join the ACT Climate Change Council

10 May 2021

The ACT Government is encouraging experts in the fields of zero emissions transport/transport planning and public health to apply to join the ACT Climate Change Council (the Council). The Council advises the ACT Government on the ambitious program to make the ACT resilient to the effects of climate change and to reduce our emissions to net zero by 2045.

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Parts of Namadgi and Bimberi Wilderness to close for feral deer and pig control program

30 Apr 2021

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that sections of the Bimberi Wilderness Area and western Namadgi National Park will be closed for two weeks for the safety of visitors during deer and pig control operations.

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Final areas of Namadgi National Park opening to visitors from Friday 9 April

08 Apr 2021

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is excited to announce that all areas of Namadgi National Park will reopen to the public from Friday 9 April.

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Australia takes another step forward in the transition to zero emissions vehicles

01 Apr 2021

The ACT Government has launched the first fleet of government hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, alongside the opening of Australia’s first publicly available hydrogen refuelling station in Fyshwick. On Friday 26 March, Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, and other guests attended the H2 Station Nexo Launch event to celebrate this step forward in our transition to zero emissions vehicles.

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Help shape the new Natural Resource Management (NRM) Plan

01 Apr 2021

ACT NRM are seeking feedback on how we protect our natural resources over the next 20 years. Read our discussion paper, take the online survey or come along to one of the drop-in sessions and talk to the NRM team directly.

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PCS Visitor Survey

16 Mar 2021

Help improve visitor experience in ACT parks and reserves.

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Draft Regional Fire Management Plan

10 Mar 2021

The ACT’s draft Regional Fire Management Plan is now open for community consultation on YourSay.act.gov.au.

The draft plan outlines the different ways we can manage the fuel load in different fire protection zones to help reduce bushfire impact on life, property, the environment and cultural assets.

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Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary draft strategy

18 Dec 2020

The draft strategy for the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is now open for public consultation.

The draft strategy will help us to manage and conserve the natural and cultural heritage environment, cement a renewed partnership opportunity for strong community engagement and a strengthening of the Ngunnawal people's connection to country.

To have your say by 4 March 2021 visit the YourSay page.