Environment, Water, Energy

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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Water Sensitive Urban Design Code – Workshop

The ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate will be holding workshop on the Water Sensitive Urban Design Code review. A consultation session will be held on Tuesday 3 September. Details follow…

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Submission: Section 64 Block 9 District of North Canberra, Medium Density Residential Use

NCCC has submitted comments on a referral under the Commonwealth’s Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act in relation to a proposed development of a four hectare block of land in Watson. The letter is reproduced here. A site map with a description is  included.

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City to the Lake – Seminars

The ACT Government has announced  the City to the Lake which is a transformational project being developed within The City Plan, and is integral to realising the City’s potential as the ACT embark on its second century. It is about creating a new public waterfront address and

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ACT election 20 October: where do the parties stand on environment issues?

The ACT Conservation Council is holding a lunch time forum (21 Sept) with some of the candidates in the forthcoming ACT Eection which you are invited to attend. See attached notice

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Have your say on the refurbishment of Watson Neighbourhood Oval Community meeting

The Watson Oval sub-committee of the Watson Community Association will be hosting a community meeting on Tuesday September 11 to discuss the refurbishment of the Watson Neighbourhood Oval. The meeting is open for all to attend and contribute ideas.

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National Tree Day Planting Party on Mount Majura

The North Canberra Community Council continues to be a proud supporter of National Tree Day. This year we are providing funding for a school children’s planting event on July 27 and support for a larger community event on July 29. Both events will be held in the

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Carbon Advantage Landscapes in urban and residential gardens

The ACT chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, with support from the ACT Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, is holding a series of free seminars next month about how we can design our home gardens and public spaces to help reduce our carbon footprint.

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Bid to store fuel at ASIO site

ASIO is seeking approval to store more than half a million litres of fuel at its new $589 million headquarters in Canberra a street away from family homes. In an application to the ACT Environmental Protection Authority, the spy agency says it wants 660,000 litres of diesel

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Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 308 Cooyong Street (Braddon and Reid) Urban Renewal Precinct – Submission

In this submission, NCCC has recommended changes to zoning and the Precinct Code written in DV308. It does not support DV308 in its current form. Read submissions »…

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