Environment, Water, Energy

Dickson Heritage Walk

Dickson Heritage Walk

On 6 and 7 May, over 90 heritage walks participants toured Dickson Library and the 1960s shopping centre with expert heritage architects and urban planners, exploring the significance of the architecture and layout






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Reid Open Houses & Gardens – 13 Nov 16

Reid Open Houses & Gardens - 13 Nov 16

Once again, the National Trust (ACT) in collaboration with the Reid Residents’ Association (RRA) and the owners will open three privately-owned houses and gardens from the 1920s & 1930s in Reid’s Heritage precinct.











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Outdoor Smoke-free Areas Consultation open until December 17

The ACT Government is committed to protecting the public from the harms associated with smoking and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. One way of doing this is to create smoke-free areas in public spaces.











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Estimates recommendations on loose-fill asbestos


The Select Committee on Estimates has made the following recommendations about loose-fill asbestos











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Asbestos Response Task Force to present to North Canberra Community Council – 21 April

The ACT Government Asbestos Response Task Force has agreed to present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 21 April 2015. The Task Force expects to address topics including: an update on the buyback scheme what support is being provided to homeowners support specific to elderly






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ACT adapting to climate change

On 21 May the ACT Government has released Adapting to a changing climate: Directions for the ACT (PDF, 1.3 MB). The paper addresses the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing, disaster and emergency management, settlements and infrastructure, water, natural resources and ecosystems and agriculture. At






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Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Bill

This Bill proposes major changes to the process for Territory Plan variations. It was presented to the Legislative Assembly on 20 March and referred it to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services on 8 April. The Committee has invited public submissions, with






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Canberra Raiders take punt on legal precedent for Braddon Club development

Anyone passing the corner of Torrens, Cooyong and Donaldson streets, at the edge of Braddon across from Civic, on a weekday would likely notice the ad hoc accumulation of cars surrounding a deserted building. The unassuming appearance of the parcel of land belies the fact that it






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Grass idea so much greener for Braddon

A surface-level car park, or grassy, open space? That is the choice being debated for the area surrounding Northbourne Oval in Braddon. With increasing urban density and record hot summers, it seems obvious to me we should be seeking to reserve our pockets of green space in






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EDO Offices Face Closure After Federal Funding Cuts

Yesterday the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department notified each Environmental Defenders’ Office across the country that their funding has been cut, effective immediately. The decision will put real pressure on most of the offices currently operating in each state and territory and could result in some smaller offices, including






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