The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate plays a critical role in delivering the Australian Capital Territory Government's commitment to a sustainable future. The Directorate is responsible for city planning, administering the Territory Plan and for surveying spatial planning, planning approvals and sustainable urban design. Urban renewal is a key element of urban planning
The ACT has a strong commitment to respond to climate change, with the directorate providing leadership to stimulate growth of the green economy and encourage innovation and investment for renewable electricity. It is enacting the government's vision to become the renewable electricity capital of Australia.
The Directorate protects and conserves the environment and water resources. It develops and oversees a range of nation-leading environmental policies and programs, conducts important ecological research and is responsible for natural resource management and land management and stewardship. The ACT Parks and Conservation Service manages the territory's national park, commercial softwood forests and rural lands. In addition, the Directorate is responsible for protecting our natural and built heritage.
By working and consulting with the ACT community, specific stakeholder groups, the Australian Government and other jurisdictions, the directorate continues to achieve excellent outcomes for the city's development and environment by working and consulting with the ACT community, specific stakeholder groups, the Australian Government and other jurisdictions, the directorate continues to achieve excellent outcomes for the city's development and environment.
ACT Healthy Waterways Project
ACT Healthy Waterways - Planning