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Community Services Directorate
At its fourth meeting on Tuesday 4 July 2017, the Child and Youth Protection Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (CYPQAI) maintained its focus on contributing to the quality of child protection policy and practice in the ACT.Read more
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate
Construction of stage one of the Light Rail Network is now underway, with work progressing on the 12 kilometre City to Gungahlin corridor. The ACT Government has also endorsed a City to Woden corridor as the preferred next stage in the development of the network. Stay up to date with construction activities along the corridor via the weekly newsletter.Read more
ACT Health Directorate
ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly is reminding the community not to pick or eat any wild mushrooms found growing in and around the ACT.
Death Cap mushrooms are a deadly, poisonous fungus. In Canberra, the Death Cap mushroom often grow near established oak trees in warm, wet weather typically observed in late summer and autumn. With the recent cool and wet weather, Death Cap mushrooms have been found around Canberra.Read more
Dickson Section 72 has been identified by the ACT Government as a site with a number of opportunities where broader community benefits could be readily realized. We are consulting on the future of the precinct as part of the ACT Government’s commitment to work with the community and service providers to explore options for future uses of Dickson Section 72. Consultation closes 16 March 2018, visit Your Say website for more information.Read more
Get ready to grab your Jane Austen bonnets, bush dancing shoes, and Lederhosen. The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival is back for 2018! This year’s theme My Culture, My Story is a 16 day celebration of stories from the many communities, cultures and identities that make up out city. Now in its 36th year, the Festival includes 100 plus events happening across the capital from 14 to 29 April 2018. The Festival program is now live and waiting for you to plan your Festival experience.Read more
Every year, many Australians suffer from heat-related stress and illness, which can range from mild to very serious. As summer temperatures climb, ACT Health urges people to prepare by taking some of the simple precautions discussed below to keep comfortable and safe in the hot weather.Read more
A Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is coming to the ACT in 2018. Under the CDS, you will be able to return your empty beverage containers to an approved collection point to receive a 10 cent refund. More information can be found on the Transport Canberra and City Services website.Read more
A new and improved ‘Fix My Street’ website now offers more information on what’s going on in your local area.Read more
In the 2017-18 Budget, the ACT Government committed $23.5 million over four years to combat domestic and family violence in the ACT. The Office of the Coordinator-General for Family Safety is progressing the Safer Families package by working across government and the community.Read more
The next stage of the revitalisation of the former Red Hill public housing precinct is on track, with demolition work set to begin in early August.
The first stage of the work will involve the removal of hazardous material using specialist contractors before proceeding to structural demolition. Demolition works are expected to be completed by March 2018.