ACT Government Directorates

ACT Government Directory

ACT Government

The Directory provides a guide to key people, organisations, functions undertaken and services delivered in the ACT Government.

Capital Metro

Capital Metro aims to boost Canberra’s sustainable development by changing the way Canberra grows and matures. It will do this by improving transport options, settlement patterns and employment opportunities.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) leads the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) and provides strategic advice and support to the Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and the Cabinet on policy, financial and economic matters, service delivery and whole of government issues. The Directorate facilitates the implementation of government priorities and drives many new initiatives.

CMTEDD is responsible for collecting and managing taxation revenue; managing the Government's financial assets and liabilities, including superannuation liabilities and investments; and providing advice to the Government and ACT agencies on the Territory's budget and financial management, economic and revenue policy, federal financial relations, and workers compensation policy. CMTEDD is also responsible for Shared Services which provides financial, IT and HR support across Government.

The Economic Development focus is on land release, facilitating business development, investment, sport and recreation, tourism and events, arts, and other government activity, often in coordination with the private sector, to increase the economic performance of the ACT.

Community Services Directorate

Community Services Directorate has responsibility for a wide range of human services functions in the ACT including:

  • multicultural and community affairs;
  • public and community housing services and policy;
  • children; youth and family support services and policy;
  • disability policy and services;
  • therapy services;
  • Child and Family Centres;
  • the ACT Government Concessions Program; and
  • homelessness and community services.

Education and Training Directorate

The Education and Training Directorate delivers high quality education services through government schools, registers non government schools and administers vocational education and training in the ACT.

Environment and Planning Directorate

The Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) promotes sustainable living and resource use, strengthens the Territory's response to climate change, and provides a planning and land use system that contributes to the sustainable development of the ACT.

EPD's aim is to lead the Territory in developing and implementing targeted policies and programs that address environment protection and sustainability, nature conservation, heritage, water and energy security, sustainable urban design, and sustainable transport and spatial planning.

Health Directorate

Health Directorate provides a comprehensive range of health services to the people of the Australian Capital Territory. Health Directorate sets health policy; plans the delivery of health services; while ensuring these services meet community needs. Health Directorate also funds a range of non-Government organisations to provide vital healthcare services to the people of the ACT and surrounding region.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate comprises several agencies and is responsible for a wide range of activities and services in the areas of justice, the law, emergencies, commercial practices and government elections.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate plans, develops and delivers a range of state municipal services for the people of the ACT, including:

  • Infrastructure, roads and public transport;
  • Recycling and waste;
  • Parks and conservation;
  • Bushfire management;
  • Water catchments;
  • Pets and wildlife;
  • Weed and pest management;
  • Public place management;
  • Cemeteries;
  • Public Libraries;
  • Capital Linen Service; and
  • Yarralumla Nursery.

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