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ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Black circle with the coat of arms of the Australian Capital Territory inside, next to the words ACT Government, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development

The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate aims to lead the nation in achieving sustainable outcomes, to be a ‘liveable and sustainable city’.

The Directorate is responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of policies and programs across city planning and development, climate change and the environment. There are two divisions within the Directorate dedicated to the delivery of positive environment outcomes for the Territory. These are:

  • the Environment Division is responsible for heritage, conservation research, nature conservation policy, catchment management and water policy and environment protection policy, and includes the ACT Parks and Conservation Service
  • the Climate Change and Sustainability Division is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change, including actions delivering 100% renewable electricity by 2020, net zero emissions by 2045 at the latest, and increasing climate change resilience. The Actsmart program, Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme and Carbon Neutral Government programs deliver on-the-ground energy savings.

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