Pollution

ACT Healthy Waterways

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.

Air Pollution

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Information on what can be burnt, indoor and outdoor fires, incinerators in backyards, smoke, air quality from paints, dust and solvents and thinners.

Environmental Authorisations and Agreements

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Environmental Authorisations set out conditions for activities carrying with them the greatest environmental risk. Each authorisation can be individually tailored for the activity it authorises and can impose specific conditions on the conduct of the activity. Environmental Protection Agreements are formal agreements under the Environment Protection Act 1997, between the EPA and people conducting certain activities that pose environmental risks.

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Environment Protection Authority's (EPA), purpose is to protect, care for and improve our environment within the ACT.

Noise

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Often we are unaware of the noise coming from our home and its effect on those around us. There are many causes for unreasonable noise and sometimes you can't hear what your neighbours can due to noise coming from poorly located air conditioning units, excessively loud stereos or unreasonable use of power tools.

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