Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Improving chances of survival for our mammal emblem and unique orchid

16 Feb 2021

The ACT Government’s management of Canberra’s iconic Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and Brindabella Midge Orchid is helping prevent their extinction, new reports show.

Frogbit declared a pest

01 Feb 2021

The Minister for the Environment has declared Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) to be a pest plant in the ACT. This means it is now an offence to propagate, recklessly import, commercially supply or recklessly supply Frogbit without a permit.

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Scientific Committee Membership - Expression of Interest

22 Dec 2020

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified experts interested in membership on the ACT Scientific Committee (formerly the ACT Flora and Fauna Committee).

The closing date for expressions of interest has been extended to 8 February 2021.

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Cotter Campground bookings now online

18 Dec 2020

The honesty box system that was in place for the Cotter Campgrounds has been replaced with a new online booking system.

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Science Plan to guide ACT’s environmental science

16 Dec 2020

The ACT Government has today launched its Science Plan, which provides a five-year framework for scientific development, research and management into the Territory's environment.

Draft Canberra Mountain Bike Report open for comment

08 Sep 2020

The draft Canberra Mountain Bike Report is now open for community feedback.

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Franklin Grasslands draft landscape plan

17 Aug 2020

Public comment is now open until 25 September 2020 for you to have your say on the Franklin Grasslands draft landscape plan. The landscape plan is an important step in managing this new reserve and identifying ways we can protect the land.

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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

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.