Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Referral: Nishi Building, Acton

An EPBC Act referral for the The Molonglo Group/Commercial development/Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City/ACT/NewActon Nishi Building is currently on public notification and open for public comment. The referral documents can be located at the following URL: The Molonglo Group / Commercial development/Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City / ACT / New Acton Nishi Building – Reference Number: 2010/5336

Federal Environment Minister rejects protection of threatened species on Australian Heritage Village site

The Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett AM MP has rejected a request from the Watson Community Association to protect remnant White Box, Yellow Box and Blakely’s Red Gum grassy woodlands on the Australian Heritage Village redevelopment site. The correspondence from the Department is reproduced below:

Walter Burley Griffin Society: submission in relation to the ASIO complex on Constitution Avenue

The North Canberra Community Council has obtained permission from the Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc, to republish their submission on the new ASIO building on Constitution Avenue (previously known as the “Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Commonwealth New Building Project.”)