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2024

June

Automated vehicle safety reforms

Submission to the National Transport Commission

Review of the Nature Conservation Act

Submission to the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

May

Progress all Federal Nature Law Reforms

Correspondence to ACT Senators, Members of Parliment and the Environment Minister

April

Draft National Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures

Submission to the Protected and Conserved Areas Policy Section – Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

March

Fossil fuel advertising (sports sponsorships)

Submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity

New vehicle efficiency standard

Submission to the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Inquiry into Common Myna control efforts

Submission to the Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity

February

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) anti-avoidance provisions

Submission to the Australian Government Treasury

Development Application 202342438, Ainslie Volcanics site.

Submission to Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (Planning)

Inquiry into Climate Change and a Just Transition

Submission to ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity

2023

December

Inquiry into the Human Rights (Healthy Environment) Amendment Bill 2023

Submission to Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety

November

Consultation on Canberra Airport – Northern Road options

Submission to The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 

Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023

Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Committee

Budget Consultation – Priorities for the 2024/2025 ACT Budget

Submission to ACT Government

 

Inquiry into the Territory Plan 2023

Submission to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services

 

Future Gas Strategy

Submission to Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources

October

Middle Arm Industrial Precinct

Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

Materials Recovery Facility, Hume: Draft environmental impact statement

Submission to ACT Chief Planning Executive

September

Budget Consultation – Champion Local Environment Organisations

Submission to ACT Government

Residential electrification

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Economics

Integrated energy plan position paper 2023

Submission to the ACT Government

Amending the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Heritage Management Plan

Submission to the NSW Department of Planning and the Environment

August

ACT electricity pricing 2024-27

Submission to Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission

Proposed development at Denman Prospect Block 12: DA 202341900

Submission to Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (Planning)

July

ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025

Submission to ACT Health

Proposal to regulate small electrical products and solar photovoltaic system waste

Submission to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

June

Nature Repair Market Bill

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

Draft Design Guide: Best practices for urban intersections and other active travel infrastructure in the ACT

Submission to Transport Canberra and City Services

MRF & FOGO facilities

Submission to ACT Government City Services

Environment Ministers Meeting – ACT Priorities

Letter to Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA, Minister for the Environment

Upcoming Environment Ministers Meeting and feral horse management in the Australian Alps

Joint Letter to Federal Minister for the Environment, NSW Minister for the Environment, Victorian Minister for the Environment, and ACT Minister for the Environment.

May

National fuel efficiency standards

Submission to Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Proposed crematorium near Callum Brae Nature Reserve

Submission to ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Evoenergy Electricity Network Regulatory Proposal 2024–29

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator

Works approval & Development Application for Light Rail Stage 2a

Submission to National Capital Authority and ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Inquiry into fostering and promoting the significance of Australia’s National Capital 

Submission to Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories

April

Regulation to prevent new gas connections

Submission to the ACT Government Integrated Energy Policy

Impacts and management of feral horses in the Australian Alps

Submission to the Senate inquiry

Budget Consultation – Priorities for 2023/2024 ACT Budget

Submission to ACT Government

March

Inquiry into Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT

Submission to ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee on Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT

ACT Planning System Review and Reform – Draft New Territory Plan and Draft District Strategies

Submission to Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Collaborative submission: ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project Draft Territory Plan and Draft District Strategies

Community submission to Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Review of Cat Containment Policy

Letter to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

February

Safeguard Mechanism reform

Submission to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

2022

December

Veolia’s Woodlawn Advanced Energy Recovery Facility, Tarago NSW

Submission to NSW Government Major Projects

Draft ACT Circular Economy Strategy

Submission to ACT Government

Single-use plastics – Tranche 3

Submission to ACT Government

November

Caring for Dhawura Ngunnawal: A natural resource plan for the ACT

Submission to ACT Government

Reconsider coal and gas projects for climate impact under EPBC Act: similar submissions were made to 18 coal and gas projects

Submission to Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Container Deposit Scheme discussion paper

Submission to NSW Environment Protection Authority

Fish Stocking Plan 2022 – 2027

Submission to The Conservator of Flora and Fauna

October

Waste management of absorbent hygiene products

Submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity

Native forest biomass in the renewable energy target

Submission to Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Development Application DA-202240629

Submission to ACT Government Planning on development application for Whitlam DA-202240629 in relation to the Kama Buffer

September

Inquiry into Urban Forest Bill 2022

Submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services

Urban Development at Lawson North

Submission to DCCEEW – Public comment on the EPBC Referral

August

Draft Active Travel Plan 

Submission to Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Government

Inquiry into Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Natural Gas Transition) Amendment Bill 2022

Submission to ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity

Inquiry into Electric Vehicle Adoption in the ACT

Submission to ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services

Right to a Healthy Environment in the ACT

Submission to Justice and Community Safety Directorate

June

Draft Planning Bill 2022

Submission to EPSSD, ACT Government

Urban Forest Bill

Submission to Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Government

May

Draft Action Plan to Prevent the Loss of Mature Native Trees

Submission to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna

6 Steps to Active Travel

Submission to Jo Clay MLA

February

Denman Prospect 2 Estate EIS Exemption

Submission to the Chief Planning Executive

Capital Food and Fibre Discussion Paper

Submission to the ACT Government (EPSDD)

January

Review of the Murrumbidgee River Corridor Management Plan

Submission to the ACT Government

Single-use plastics – Tranche 2

Submission to the ACT Government

2021

December

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes in the ACT

Submission to ACT Government

William Hovell Drive upgrade

Submission to ACT Government

November

Lawson North Development Public Consultation

Submission to Defence Housing Australia

Briefing Paper: Lawson Grasslands

National Construction Code Regulatory Impact Statement

Submission to the Australian Building Codes Board

Proposed Changes to Conservation Planning Decisions under the EPBC Act

Submission to the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment

Draft Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Heritage Management Plan

Submission to the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment

October

Draft Variation 357 End-of-trip facilities general code

Submission to ACT Government

August

Draft Amendment to the Plan of Management: Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct

Submission to NPWS Planning Evaluation and Assessment

Gang-gang Cockatoo Listing Assessment

Submission to Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment

July

Canberra Brickworks Redevelopment Environmental Impact Assessment 201900047

Submission to ACT Government

June

2021–22 ACT Budget consultation

Submission to ACT Government

Natural Resource Management Plan Discussion Paper

Submission to ACT Government

May

Regional Fire Management Plan

Submission to ACT Government

Inquiry into the management of school infrastructure 

Submission to Education and Community Inclusion Committee

March 

EPBC Referral 2021/8884: Territory Battery Energy Storage System, Ginninderry

Submission to Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade in Jerrabomberra – EIS201900029

Submission to ACT Government

Draft Variation 372 Watson Section 76

Submission to ACT Government

Gas-fired recovery plan

Submission to the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

EPBC Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021

Submission to Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

February

Evoenergy revised 2021–2026 gas access arrangement proposal (GN21 plan)

Submission to Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions for Golden Sun Moth

Submission to Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

January

Draft Variation 379 Nature Reserve: Kenny Environmental Offset Site

Submission to ACT Government

2020

September

Exposure Draft Plastic Reduction Bill 2020

Submission to ACT Government

Integrated Resource Recovery Facility proposal by Hi Quality ACT Pty Ltd

Submission to ACT Government

Stage 2A: EPBC Preliminary Documentation for light rail extension to Commonwealth Park

Submission to ACT Government

Urban Forest Strategy 2020-45

Submission to ACT Government

August

Federal Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia

Submission to The Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy

Evoenergy 2021–26 gas access arrangement proposal

Submission to Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

July

Santos Narrabri gas project

Submission to NSW Independent Planning Commission

Draft Variation 95: North Curtin Diplomatic Estate and Urban Area

Submission to National Capital Authority

May

Acton Waterfront – Phase 2 Boardwalk and Land Reclamation

Submission to National Capital Authority

Draft Variation 369 to the Living Infrastructure Plan in Residential Zones

Submission to ACT Government

April

Submission to the Independent Review of the EPBC Act

Submission to Independent Review Panel

Evoenergy gas network 2021–26 access arrangement review (GN21 draft plan)

Submission to Evoenergy

March

Draft Variation 373 to remove the mandatory requirement for gas infrastructure in new suburbs in the ACT

Submission to ACT Government

2019

December

Review of the Tree Protection Act 2005

Submission to ACT Government

Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan

Submission to ACT Government

October

ACT Sustainable Energy Policy 2020-25 Discussion Paper

Submission to ACT Government

ACT Budget Submission 2020/21

Submission to ACT Government

July

Phasing out single-use plastics Discussion paper

Submission to ACT Government

June

Strategic Bushfire Management Plan 4

Submission to the statutory consultation process on the Exposure Draft of SMBP4

Draft Cat Plan

Submission to ACT Government

May

Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 360 – Molonglo River Reserve: changes to the public land reserve overlay boundaries and minor zone adjustment

Submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal

April

Moving Canberra – Integrated Transport Strategy

Submission to ACT Government

2018

November 

Draft Variation to Territory Plan 354

Submission regarding water sensitive urban design (WSUD)

June

Materials recovery facility – Fyshwick – EIS application 201700053

Submission to EPSDD in regards to a new waste facility proposal at Fyshwick.

May

Independent Audit of Gungahlin Strategic Assessment

Briefing paper addressing

DA 201833473 – Proposed Crown Lease variation for Blocks 7 and 8 Section 66 Deakin

Representation on the Development Application to increase gross floor area of building on Red Hill site from 500 to 20,500 square metres

DA201833481 – proposal for 16 storey mixed use development

Representation on the Development Application to  (representation on Development Application)

April

Submission#2 – Towards Zero Net Emissions in the ACT 

Joint submission – second response to ACT Government discussion paper ACT’s Climate Strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory

ACTs Climate Strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory

ACT Energy Consumer Policy Consortium Joint Submission

March

Comments on Molonglo River Reserve Draft Management Plan 2018

Conservation Council submission to EPSDD

Comments on Draft Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030

Conservation Council submission

February

Submission#1 – Towards Zero Net Emissions in the ACT

Joint submission first response to ACT Government discussion paper ACT’s Climate Strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory

ICRC Draft report Regulated water and sewerage services prices 2018–23

Submission to the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission about water prices

 

2017

November

Getting to zero waste to landfill: Managing our green garden and organic kitchen waste

Briefing paper

October 

Icon Water proposals for water and sewerage tariffs 2018-2023

Conservation Council submission to the ICRC

Going backwards on reducing Canberra’s waste

Conservation Council ACT Region Briefing Paper

June 

ACCC inquiry retail electricity supply and pricing Issues Paper

Joint submission from the ACT Energy Consumers Policy Consortium

April 

Market Sounding ACT Waste Feasibility Study

Submission

March 

Kangaroo management in the ACT

Conservation Council Policy Position

Preliminary Report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

Joint Submission from the ACT Energy Consumers Policy Consortium

February 

ACT Threatening Process Nomination – Loss of Hollow-bearing Trees

Nomination to the Scientific Committee

2013
2012

December

Draft Nature Conservation Strategy 2012-2022

Submission

Towards an Integrated Conservation Agency Update

Briefing Paper

November

Towards an Integrated Conservation Agency Briefing Paper

Briefing Paper on the benefits of an integrated conservation agency in the ACT

October 

Climate Change Policy Scorecard

Conservation Council ACT Region Election Scorecard

Our Future Our Environment Policy Scorecard

Conservation Council ACT Region Election Scorecard

September

Our Future Our Environment

Conservation Council ACT Region ACT Election Platform

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Draft Master Plan

Submission

April

Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan

Submission

March

Build a Smarter Canberra

Submission

Weathering the Change Draft Action Plan#2

Submission