Environmental Issues

ACT Government Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Communications Registration

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The ACT Government has established a dedicated response taskforce that will be a single point of contact for people affected by the legacy loose-fill asbestos issues. The Asbestos Response Taskforce will provide a single contact point via phone and online for affected people to access practical assistance, information and advice.

ACTSmart Business and Office Recycling Programs

ACTSmart

ACTSmart Business and Office Recycling Programs assist your workplace to put more efficient recycling and waste management into practice. The programs provide a step by step guide to help you increase recycling and reduce waste going to landfill, with annual accreditation to provide public recognition of your waste management achievements.

ACTSmart Business Energy and Water Program

ACTSmart

ACTSmart Business Energy and Water Program assists small businesses in the ACT reduce energy and water use, while lowering operating costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The program offers a subsidised energy and water assessment and access to a rebate of up to $5000 to assist with the upgrade costs to more energy and water efficient products.

Asbestos Awareness

ACT Government

Asbestos Awareness website with information about asbestos and the new Government Laws. This site has been setup to help and inform people about the dangers of asbestos.

Certified Environmental Practitioner Program (CEnvP)

Non-Government

The Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme is an initiative of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) aimed at facilitating interaction among environmental professionals, promoting environmental knowledge and awareness and advancing ethical and competent environmental practice.

Environmental Impact Statements

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Draft environmental impact statements open for public comment. If you feel the application may affect you in any way and wish to object, you must lodge a written objection clearly stating the grounds for objection. However, you may also provide comments in support of the application by the closing date.

Energy Rating

Federal Government

Australia's leading guide in choosing an energy efficient appliance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Non-Government

The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand is the association of environmental practitioners established to facilitate interaction among environmental professionals, promote environmental knowledge and awareness and advance ethical and competent environmental practice.

Minimum energy efficiency standards for new dwellings

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

All new residential buildings must meet energy efficiency rating standards as detailed in the Building Code of Australia.

Rainwater tanks: Guidelines for residential properties in Canberra (PDF 2.3MB)

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

This Rainwater Tank Guide has been prepared in partnership between ActewAGL, Environment and Planning Directorate and ACT Health and provides guidance on the installation of rainwater tanks in residential properties.

Water Ways Water Sensitive Urban Design General Code (PDF 3.4MB)

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Waterways is part of the ACT Government's broader strategy of responsible water resource management to ensure the future sustainability of our community. The code incorporates the principles of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) which aims to integrate the management of the total water cycle into the urban development process.

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