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.

Building Electrical and Plumbing Industry Regulation

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Environment and Planning Directorate provides information and advice on industry regulation, licensing and registration for the building construction industry in the ACT.

Development Application Information Packs

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Information and forms on submitting a development application (DA) including pre-application information.

Dial Before You Dig


Dial Before You Dig is a free national community service designed to prevent damage and disruption to the vast pipe and cable networks which provides Australia with the essential services we use everyday: electricity, gas, communications and water.

Housing Industry Association (HIA)


The Housing Industry Association is Australia's largest residential building organisation. Members include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.

Licensed accredited and registered industry professionals

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Design and construction professionals need to be licensed, registered or accredited to work in the ACT. These lists are updated weekly to reflect changes to the number of professionals licensed or registered.

Pool fencing and barriers

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Fences and barriers are required under the Building Act 2004 to restrict access of young children to pool and immediate pool surrounds.

The Environmental Defender's Office of the Australian Capital Territory


The Environmental Defenders Office is a non-profit community legal centre advising on environmental and planning law with the aim to assist and increase public awareness of environmental laws and remedies.

The Renting Book

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

A guide to your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, property owner or real estate agent. Information booklet about the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

Unit Titles

Environment and Planning Directorate

Information on the Unit Titles Act, recent and future amendments planned for 2009, factsheets and contact details.

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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