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About the project

The ACT Government is conducting a 10-year review of the Nature Conservation Act 2014 (the Act). The Act protects native plants, animals and landscapes in the ACT. It provides the legal underpinning for nature conservation policy, management actions and protection of our native species and natural places across the Territory.

As part of the review, we are seeking feedback from the public about whether the Act has achieved its objectives over the past decade, and whether the objectives are still relevant.

What we are looking at

A discussion paper has been prepared which identifies key issues and opportunities for improvement within the Act and includes questions for your consideration.

As part of the review, we are also reviewing the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy that falls under the Act. While the Act sets out the objectives for conservation in the ACT, the Strategy outlines practical steps to achieve them and ways to measure conservation success. Commentary on the Strategy is also addressed in the discussion paper.

How to have your say

How we will use your feedback

Your feedback will assist the ACT Government in the review of the Nature Conservation Act and the development of a new Nature Conservation Strategy for the ACT.

Does the discussion paper capture the key issues and opportunities for Nature Conservation?

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20 June, 2024

Anonymous says:

Reforestation around ponds (also) in order to reduce the danger of grass being mowed close to the edges.

18 June, 2024

Billie says:

Always include First nation people's in discussions, proposals, desires n outcomes n future picture. Keep ACT the Keep bush capital.

11 June, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fire management did not appear in the discussion paper, but it will be a key driver of habitat change due to climate change.

11 June, 2024

Anonymous says:

Many habitats in reserves have been modified by previous use, especially grazing, and these areas need restoration, not just weed control.

11 June, 2024

Anonymous says:

The discussion paper did not mention the role of and management of national parks and nature reserves. Habitats in need management.

11 June, 2024

Anonymous says:

No - it fails because it does not address the need for population (& associated development controls) to achieve environment protection.

25 May, 2024

Anonymous says:

It is not clear to me how the strategy deals with the threats to nature conservation posed by introduced species, such as Indian mynah birds

24 May, 2024

Anonymous says:

Define dingo genetics in ACT as to number and purity to guide policy and definition beyond wild dog for better management and protection.

24 May, 2024

Anonymous says:

Needs to define the required cultural change for non-indigenous people of the ACT to care for country. Stewardship beyond just rural sector

24 May, 2024

Anonymous says:

As a recreational user of the Canberra Nature Reserves I felt overlooked and sidelined. There are not enough characters left to expand on ..