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The ACT election will be held on 15 October 2016, and Caretaker operating arrangements apply from midnight on Thursday 8 September 2016 to the first sitting day of the ACT Legislative Assembly following the election.  Media releases will not be maintained on this page during this period.

Driveway and garage safety a focus for Canberra’s kids
Release date: 08 September 2016
Mick Gentleman, MLA

Child safety in ACT driveways and garages will be brought to the forefront over coming months in an effort to improve safety in home driveways and garages.

Horse Park Drive duplication design improved
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Following community consultation earlier in 2016, the design for the duplication of sections of Gungahlin's Horse Park Drive has been improved and the ACT Government is extending the design work through to Katherine Avenue north.

Bus stops becoming more accessible across Canberra
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Accessibility for bus users across Canberra is being improved by the ACT Government, with upgrade works at the first of 42 bus stops now underway.

Climate Change Action Plan Implementation Update
Release date: 08 September 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

A snapshot of achievements towards the Territory's legislated 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets has been released by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell.

Government partners with local industry to advance autonomous vehicle technology
Release date: 08 September 2016
Andrew Barr, MLA

The ACT Government has established a new partnership with local industry and research experts to deliver world leading research into driver assistance car technologies.

A new partnership to address illegal charity bin dumping
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The ACT Government is to work closely with The Smith Family to address concerns regarding illegal dumping at charity bins around Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris has announced.

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Object Therapy
14 - 30 October 2016

Object Therapy is the latest project in Hotel Hotel's Fix and Make program. It culminates in an exhibition of 30 broken objects that have undergone therapy - treated and 'creatively' repaired by a designer or artist.

Fresh Glass
15 September - 30 October 2016

Drawing inspiration from spring and to celebrate Floriade, Fresh Glass pairs studio glass vessels and sculpture with fresh botanical installations. Artists have been invited to collaborate across the mediums to elaborate on one of the most functional forms of glass.

Contour 556
22 October - 13 November 2016

Experience this outdoor event, where artists respond through performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well as 'traditional' sculpture, represented by works in steel, stone, glass, timber, and found materials.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival
29 October 2016

Lennox Gardens shimmers to life under the light of 2,000 candles as Japanese and Australian cultures unite at the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival.

Weed Swap Weekend
29 - 30 October 2016

Weed swap weekend provides Canberrans with an opportunity to exchange invasive weeds from their garden for free Australian native plants.

Festival of Flavour
29 - 30 October 2016

Delight your senses with the flavours of the best food, wine, beer, ciders and more that the Canberra Region has to offer!

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Nominate a mobile road safety camera location
Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Canberrans can now go online and nominate locations where mobile road safety cameras could be used to help address speeding and improve road safety.

The use of mobile cameras at any location is subject to the site satisfying a range of technical and health and safety criteria. To meet the criteria for mobile camera enforcement, the site must:

  • be at least 200 metres from a change of speed limit (this criterion does not apply if the site is a school zone, work site or other reduced speed limit area);
  • be clear of merging lanes, changes of road alignment and/or road width, and any other changes to traffic conditions on either side of the proposed location; and
  • not cause any obstruction, line-of-sight issues or interruption to traffic flow.

To view locations where cameras are already in use or to nominate a location go to

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.

The ACT Revenue Office Client Survey - 18 October - 16 December 2015
ACT Revenue Office

The ACT Revenue Office invites clients to participate in the Client Survey 2016.

The survey will start on 18 October 2016 and close on 16 December 2016. It should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

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Help design the new fitness circuit on Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla
Closing date: 11 October 2016

The Alexandrina Drive fitness circuit is now at the end of its life cycle and will be replaced with a new range of equipment which we want help from the community to select.

Nominate the types of fitness equipment that suit your preferred physical activities. You might undertake your cardio around Lake Burley Griffin and want the equipment to test your strength and flexibility, want a full body workout with a great view, or love the original equipment on the circuit and want similar new pieces installed.

New ACT numberplate slogan. What's your idea?
Closing date: 14 October 2016

Some of our ACT numberplate slogans have been around for a while and it's time to refresh them. We need your ideas on numberplate slogans that represents our city, our people and our way of life.

How to submit your idea(s)

  • All Canberrans of all ages are invited to submit their ideas
  • You can submit more than one idea, you'll just have to submit them one at a time
  • We'll be accepting ideas until Friday 14 October 2016
  • You're only limited by your imagination and the 30 characters that can fit on an ACT numberplate
  • But keep it clean. Anything deemed offensive will not be considered.

Hibberson Street pedestrian priority zone
Closing date: 14 October 2016

Local residents and traders are invited to nominate their preferred design to make Hibberson Street between Gozzard Street and Gungahlin Place West more pedestrian friendly.

Three design options have been prepared. Each of these designs would help create an active and attractive environment on Hibberson Street that fits in with other upcoming developments in the area, including the new bus station and light rail terminus.

ACT Human Rights Commission - help us help you - 19 October 2016
Closing date: 19 October 2016

The Client Service Charter describes how the ACT Human Rights Commission will provide services to the community and what the community can expect when dealing with the Commission.

The Charter will include information about:

  • the Commission's values and how they impact on its service delivery
  • the level of service a client can expect from the Commission
  • how clients can make a complaint or a suggestion about the Commission's services.

The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of all people living in the ACT.

To assist in developing the Charter, the Commission wants to hear from the ACT community about the things that are important to you about its services, and what you expect when dealing with the Commission.

Have your say on child safety in driveways
Closing date: 21 October 2016

On average, six children aged under five years are killed each year in Australia and more than 40 are seriously injured due to being hit by a vehicle moving around the home. Approximately 90% of children killed and 70% of those seriously injured are under five years of age.

In some of these cases accidents have happened as a result of young children entering a garage or driveway from inside a house, without being seen by the vehicle's driver.

The ACT Government is looking at options to improve child safety in and around the home by focussing on driveway and garage safety.

The first step is consulting the community about a proposed change to design features of newly constructed houses to help prevent young children entering unsupervised garages, parking spaces and driveways through an internal doorway.

This would require child safety barriers or other mechanisms, such as door handles at least 1.5 metres above the floor, to be installed and would be made mandatory through ACT building laws.

Have your say on a draft management plan for the Ginini Flats Wetland Complex in Namadgi National Park
Closing date: 31 October 2016

The Ginini Flats Wetland Complex is an internationally significant wetland in Namadgi National Park.

The wetlands are home to the Northern Corroboree Frog, which the ACT Government is helping to recover from near extinction through a breeding and reintroduction program. It is also important for other nationally and internationally significant plants, animals and birds, including the Latham's Snipe.

The existing management plan from 2001 needs to be reviewed following events and scientific and policy advances since then. For example, the devastating bushfires of 2003 caused severe damage, the Commonwealth listed the 'Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens ecological community' as endangered in 2009, and advances in climate change science.

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