ACT Water Strategy

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

The ACT Water Strategy sets out how the ACT Government will manage the Territory’s water resources over the next 30 years to meet our urban and environmental needs and regional responsibilities.

Boating on Lake Burley Griffin

National Capital Authority

Lake Burley Griffin is a popular venue for water sports, in particular sailing, rowing, sailboarding and canoeing. Information on requirements for power, electric, solar and tourist craft.

Canberra Plant Selector

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

The Canberra Plant Selector Tool allows you to look up information on a wide range of plants. By being more aware of the growth habit, sun, shade and frost tolerances and the water requirements of plants you can choose plants suited to your garden and save water without restricting your choice of garden design.

Future Water Options

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Icon Water's future water options project is studying three new water sources for the ACT, to recommend which would best suit the region should we need more water over the next 50 years. Find out about the 3 options being examined, how the project will work, consultation, the other possible options and related studies.

Googong Foreshores

Transport Canberra and City Services

Googong Foreshores is 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan and is managed as a water catchment, wildlife refuge and public recreation area.

Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority

NSW State Government

The Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was established in mid 2004 to ensure people could have their say in natural resource management. The Murrumbidgee CMA works in partnership with the community, Landcare, Traditional Owners, Government and local industry in implementing natural resource investment in the Murrumbidgee catchment.

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.

Sustainability and Environment

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Icon Water manages the water and sewerage business and assets in the ACT and is continually looking at ways to ensure business and environmental sustainability.

Water quality in lakes, ponds and rivers

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Throughout the year the Environment Protection Authority monitors the water quality at various sites in Lake Tuggeranong, Lake Ginninderra, and the Molonglo River.

Water Resources and Driller's Licences

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Application forms and fees for Bore Works, Driller's licences, Licence to Take Water, Recharge Licence and Waterway Works Licence.

Water Resource Information for the ACT

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Information and resources relating to water management and conservation in the Australian Capital Territory, including water usage, recycling, grey water, fisheries, classroom fact sheets, water management, environmental protection and recreational useage of ACT waterways.

Water Restrictions and Drought in the ACT

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The ACT currently has a four stage scheme of Water Restrictions which is put in place when water supplies are scarce and reductions in water use required. The scarcer our water supplies are, the higher the level of restrictions needed in order to help conserve the water in our dams.

Water Storage Levels for the ACT

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Graphic of current dam levels in the ACT. Includes levels of the Cotter, Bendora, Corin and Googong dams.

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