Community Noticeboard

Strengthening Communities: Making the most of the NDIS
Release date: 25 August 2016
Dr Chris Bourke, MLA

Minister for Disability Chris Bourke has officially opened the two day 'Strengthening Communities: Making the most of the NDIS' conference for people with disability, their families and carers.

New online community tools: My Canberra and My Family
Release date: 25 August 2016
Yvette Berry, MLA

Yvette Berry has launched two new online community tools - 'My Canberra' and 'My Family' - to better support individuals and families in accessing services in the ACT.

Controlling feral fish with Carp Love 200C campaign
Release date: 25 August 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

The community is urged to report carp sightings as part of the Waterwatch 2016 Carp Love 200C campaign launched by Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell.

Hearing Awareness Expo 2016 highlights hearing health for Canberrans
Release date: 25 August 2016
Dr Chris Bourke, MLA

Minister for Disability Dr Chris Bourke has officially opened the ACT Deafness Resource Centre's Hearing Awareness Expo to mark Hearing Awareness Week 2016.

Local business to benefit from light rail work opportunities
Release date: 25 August 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Local Canberra businesses are set to benefit from the construction of light rail with new work packages worth up to $75 million announced by the Canberra Metro consortium.

Magpie swooping season tips
Release date: 24 August 2016
Environment and Planning

With Spring just around the corner Canberrans are urged to be aware that magpie swooping season has begun.

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Canberra Writers Festival
26 - 28 August 2016

Don't miss the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival this Winter. The festival brings together the national capital's literary, academic, business and political communities and celebrates national and international authors across both fiction and non-fiction genres.

Canberra Tertiary Open Day
27 August 2016

Canberra's five tertiary institutions are open for one day - Canberra Tertiary Open Day! See every campus in one day and get all the information you need to set off in the right direction.

Fireside Festival
1 - 31 August 2016

The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter... it's all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region
1 June - 31 August 2016

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who
Now - 20 November 2016

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, 'Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who'.

Canberra Baby & Kids Market
3 September 2016

The Canberra Baby & Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes - this market has it all.

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New community consultation platform
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Your Say is an exciting new way to engage online, share ideas and have your say on ACT Government projects and initiatives.

Your Say will be used to complement but not replace traditional face-to-face engagement activities including workshops, displays, forums and mail outs.

To participate in online consultations simply visit and select the engagement that interests you. You can then participate via the methods available for that engagement.

Check back regularly and keep an eye on ACT Government social media channels for alerts about new engagements.

2016 ACT Chief Minister Inclusion Awards
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Nominations are open for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards which recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations that promote inclusion in our community.

"Each year the Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards provide the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding inclusive work being done in our community," Minister for Disability Chris Bourke said.

"I encourage Canberrans to nominate a business, organisation or individual that is promoting an inclusive Canberra for all."

The Awards will acknowledge inclusive leaders in the following four categories:

  • Recognising people with disability who are leaders in inclusion;
  • Excellence in inclusion for mainstream services;
  • Excellence in delivering enabling and inclusive specialist disability services; and
  • Excellence in enabling inclusion through supporting people with disability.

Nominations close 16 September 2016 and can be made on the SmartyGrants website.

For more information or assistance please visit, phone 62070555 or via contact us via email at

Green bin pilot program
Transport Canberra and City Services

The ACT Government plans to roll out green bins across the ACT, with residents in Weston Creek and Kambah the first to get access as part of a pilot program in early 2017.

This is an important new service for ratepayers, and will save families time and money. It will also help divert some of the 5,000 tonnes of garden waste that is currently going to landfill each year.

Smart bin trial
Territory and Municipal Services

Innovative solar-powered self-compacting rubbish bins are being trialled in the public spaces of 3 new developments at Link Park in Wright, 'Campbell 5' in Campbell and Eastlake Parade on Kingston Foreshore.

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ACT Events Policy Discussion Paper
Closing date: 5 September 2016

Members of the community are invited to have their say on the ACT Events Policy Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper seeks to underpin the development of an ACT Events Policy - a policy that will serve as a blueprint for enhancing Canberra's events calendar and for maximising the associated economic, social and cultural benefits for the Canberra region.

Urban Sounds Discussion Paper
Closing date: 5 September 2016

To help Canberra fulfil its potential as a world-class entertainment destination we need to provide industry and the community with a sounds and noise framework that includes everyone. Have Your Say on the future of Canberra's urban sounds and help us strike a balance between the needs of different businesses, residents and entertainment spaces.

Review of the Working with Vulnerable People Act
Closing date: Closing date: 9 September 2016

The WWVP Act is an important initiative that aims to reduce the risk of harm to vulnerable people. It works by requiring employees, volunteers and self-employed people who work with vulnerable people to have a background check and be registered.

The WWVP Act has been in operation for three years and the ACT Government is conducting a review of the Act to make sure it is working as intended.

Anketell Street upgrade and stage one improvements
Closing date: 16 September 2016

A draft design has been prepared for an upgrade of Anketell Street in Tuggeranong. Feedback is invited on the first stage of construction as well as the overall look and feel of Anketell Street, including its connection to the lake front. We would like feedback on these proposed changes so we can plan now for the future of the Tuggeranong Town Centre.

New Weston Creek dog park
Closing date: 20 September 2016

In recognition of the increasing demand for off-leash dog parks in Canberra, the ACT Government has allocated $320,000 for the design and construction of a new fenced off-leash dog park in Weston Creek.

The new dog park will provide Weston Creek and inner south residents with access to a safe and secure environment to exercise and socialise their dog. It will feature separate enclosures for small and big dogs, access for all users, a walking path, seating, drinking fountain, water supply for dogs, and parking.

Three sites have been selected for the new dog park based on their suitability against the ACT Government's selection criteria - easy access, parking opportunities, ability to securely fence the site, ability to provide a buffer to nearby residents, provision of water and interesting terrain for dogs to enjoy. The sites are:

  • Chapman - open space at the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Darwinia Terrace
  • Waramanga - open space on the corner of Badimara Street and Hindmarsh Drive
  • Holder - the deactivated sport and recreation oval accessed off Weingarth Street.

We would like feedback on the suitability of the shortlisted sites for your furry friends.

Calls for public submissions on surveillance in the ACT - 1 November 2016
Closing date: 1 November 2016

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is consulting on the recommendations of the 'Review of ACT Civil Surveillance Regulation Report' - an independent review report into the regulatory framework for non-government surveillance in the ACT. The Minister for Justice and Consumer Affairs announced the independent review on 5 May 2016.

The review report makes ten recommendations for improving the regulation of surveillance in the ACT including generally prohibiting surveillance by any device unless for the purpose of protecting an individual's lawful interests or for a purpose in the public interest.

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Recent changes to legislation have removed the requirement for the ACT Government to publish public notices in newspapers. Public notices can now be published on an ACT Government website. For more information about Red Tape Reduction please visit the Access Canberra website.

Public notice Release date
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 26 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 25 Aug 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 25 Aug 2016
Environment Protection Agreement - Review of Authorisation 25 Aug 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Liquor Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 25 Aug 2016
Application for Vehicle Sale Licence 24 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 24 Aug 2016
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