Community Noticeboard

Community comment sought on conserving our grasslands
Release date: 30 March 2017
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development

The Conservator for Flora and Fauna, Dr Annie Lane, is calling for Canberrans to get involved in protecting our environment by providing comments on the draft ACT Native Grassland Conservation Strategy and eight associated action plans.

ACT leads the way on COAG shotgun reforms
Release date: 30 March 2017
Mick Gentleman, MLA

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman has announced that the ACT has become the first jurisdiction to move to restrict access to rapid fire lever action shotguns.

New Agencies to deliver a renewed CBD and increased land supply
Release date: 30 March 2017
Andrew Barr, MLA

The ACT Government has introduced legislation to establish the City Renewal Authority and the Suburban Land Agency.

Consultation extended on Hume plastics to fuel proposal
Release date: 29 March 2017
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development

The ACT Government has extended the closing date for public submissions to the independent inquiry into the proposed facility in Hume which would convert waste plastic to liquid fuel.

Animal Welfare and Management Strategy to guide Canberra’s approach to pets and wildlife
Release date: 29 March 2017
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The ACT Government will today release the first draft Animal Welfare and Management Strategy for consultation, which has been developed in conjunction with key animal management and welfare groups to guide animal management and welfare into the future.

Disaster resilience projects receive $5.2 million injection
Release date: 29 March 2017
The Hon Michael Keenan MP and Mick Gentleman, MLA

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today announced more than $5 million in joint funding to help communities in the ACT enhance their resilience to the impacts of natural hazards.

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Above and Beyond
25 March - 23 July 2017

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition at Questacon, celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Canberra Museum and Gallery temporary closure
27 March to 12 May 2017

CMAG will be closed to the public from Monday 27 March to Friday 12 May 2017 to allow for replacement of the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. CMAG will reopen  on Saturday 13 May 2017 with the new major exhibition - KIRSTIE REA the land: a 20 year survey.

Canberra District Wine Week
31 March - 9 April 2017

The Canberra District Wine Week offers an exciting program of wine dinners, tastings and themed events in the city and right around the Canberra wine district.

Autumn Antiques and Collectables Fair 30th anniversary
31 March - 2 April 2017

The fair is the perfect opportunity for collectors and those just browsing to buy high-quality antiques and collectables at realistic prices. Whether it's dining tables and chairs, fine china, crystal, silver or antique, estate or costume jewellery, it's sure to be there.

Ranger Guided Activities at Tidbinbilla
Year round

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don't miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Films at the National Film and Sound Archive
Year round

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents an extensive screening program and a range of special events throughout the year.

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ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel - Expressions of Interest
ACT Health Directorate

The ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, is seeking expressions of interest to fill positions on the ACT Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Group (the MCAG).

New online map shows mowing progress for Canberra
Transport Canberra and City Services

Canberrans will now be able to keep up to date on where mowing is being conducted throughout the city with the help of a new online mapping tool.

The new mowing map gives people a convenient way to track the progress of mowing in their suburb and the ACT more generally.

The interactive map shows which suburbs in Canberra have been recently mowed and when suburbs will be mowed next. The map will also let the public know of delays to the mowing schedules such as a result of wet weather or high fire danger. The map is updated weekly, to proved accurate information.

Quicklag ELQ Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (RCBO) - Electrical Safety Recall
Access Canberra

Homeowners, government agencies, property managers and electricians are encouraged to check switchboards and load centres following the national recall of a common circuit breaker manufactured by Eaton Industries.

The recall is of various models of the Quicklag ELQ Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (RCBO) which are identifiable through them having a green “test” button and stamped with ‘Eaton ELQ’.

Innovative and sustainable waste management
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

The ACT Government is undertaking a market sounding to seek innovative and sustainable proposals from both the waste and non-waste sectors on how best to achieve the ACT’s waste management objectives.

The Territory is interested in finding solutions for all its waste streams and materials, and for improving its recycling collection.

This is an opportunity for local, national and international businesses and not-for-profit organisations to showcase ideas and solutions that can contribute to the ACT achieving national best practice in waste management.

Interested? Want to be part of the solution?

H2OK - ACT Healthy Waterways
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

ACT Healthy Waterways is a joint initiative of the Australian and ACT governments to protect and improve long-term water quality in the ACT and the Murrumbidgee River system. The project will reduce the level of nutrients and pollutants entering our lakes and waterways that, in turn, have a significant impact on Australia's iconic Murray-Darling Basin.

Access Canberra has moved
Access Canberra

Access Canberra has moved to new locations, offering easier transactions, more services and less waiting in line.

Access Canberra Woden has relocated to the brand new Access Canberra Service Centre in the Cosmopolitan Building, Woden Town Square - just around the corner from the bus interchange. The new Woden Service Centre offers over 200 services, faster transactions and features touch screen terminals so you can complete your transactions easily online. Payments at the new service centre are electronic only using debit or credit card.

Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront has closed. All other services previously offered at this location are available at our existing Access Canberra Service Centres in Tuggeranong, Belconnen (electronic transactions only) and Woden (electronic transactions only).

Land titles and revenue services, previously available at our Fyshwick shopfront, are now located at Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson. These services will only be available at this new location.

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Have you say on the Draft Animal Welfare and Management Strategy

Canberrans love animals, be they pets, working animals, livestock or wild animals in our nature reserves and national parks. This love and appreciation means our community has high expectations when it comes to animal welfare, including how all animals are cared for and managed. As part of its commitment to becoming an Australian leader in ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare and management the ACT Government has created the Animal Welfare and Management Strategy and we are asking for your input and feedback.

Community comment sought on the Draft ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy

In the ACT, native grasslands are home to a rich assemblage of animals, plants, insects and birds that combine into a unique ecosystem. It’s important for us, as a community, to protect the remaining grasslands and its inhabitants, some of which are threatened. The ACT Government invites you to get involved in protecting our environment by providing your comments on this revised draft ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy.

Melba, Evatt and Spence traffic management scheme

Local Belconnen residents are invited to provide feedback on recent traffic management improvements introduced on Copland Drive and surrounding streets in Evatt, Melba and Spence to help evaluate their effectiveness.

Gungahlin Town Centre planning refresh

The Gungahlin Town Centre is a thriving place. It is attracting new residents, business and investment at a great rate. To guide continued growth in the area, the ACT Government is undertaking a refresh of the Gungahlin Town Centre planning framework.

Should public transport waiting areas be smoke-free?

Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas across the ACT should be made smoke-free. The proposal would include banning smoking within five meters of all publicly and privately owned transport waiting areas, including bus and coach interchanges, residential bus stops, taxi ranks, light rail stations and train stations.

City Activation

Canberra is changing and so is our city centre. Now is your opportunity to help shape the future of the city centre to reflect what we love about it, your aspirations and its potential!

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