Nature Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservation Strategy 2013-2023 was  tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 13 August 2013 and commenced on 14 November 2013.

The Conservator of Flora and Fauna prepared the Nature Conservation Strategy 2013–23 under the provisions of the Nature Conservation Act 1980.

The strategy helps guide future planning of the Territory’s open spaces, rural areas, urban areas, riverine corridors, and nature reserves, and guide investment of funding and resources in nature conservation. The strategy also improves the opportunities for ACT residents to enjoy parks, reserves and open space, as places for recreation, amenity, self-renewal and education. It is designed to support the ACT’s diverse volunteer base, which put in tens of thousands of hours of unpaid work every year to help manage the ACT’s natural areas.

The community and stakeholders were engaged in the development of the strategy.


The Nature Conservation Strategy Implementation Plan 2013-18 Progress Report (2016) shows that work undertaken so far to implement the ACT’s Nature Conservation Strategy Implementation Plan has made a significant impact on the Territory’s landscapes through restoration and rehabilitation on the ground.

The progress report shows we have made big improvements in restoring and connecting important threatened woodlands, improving lowland grasslands and restoring aquatic habitat in the Murrumbidgee.  Among other things, more than 500 hectares of woodland has been revegetated, more than 250,000 trees planted and pest species controlled on 7000 hectares of land across the ACT.

See a summary of the progress report

Contact us

PostManager - Natural Environment
Environment and Planning Directorate
ACT Government
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601