Government response to the ACT State of the Environment report 2007-08.
The State of the Environment Report 2007–08 covers the period from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2007 and contains 59 recommendations. The report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 7 August 2008. The Government tabled its response in June 2009. The Government’s response was positive and agrees or agrees in principle with the Commissioner’s recommendations.
The key findings:
The main issues:
The issues discuss change in the ACT environment at a relatively broad level. They are good overview documents for anyone wanting a summary of the state of the ACT's environment. The more detailed, technical information is contained in the indicators listed further down this page.
The indicator results:
The indicator papers provide a detailed technical discussion of the data used to assess the ACT's environment. They are useful for anyone wanting to gain an understanding of the data from which the conclusions and recommendations in the issues were made.
- Atmosphere: Air emissions | Air quality (indoor) | Air quality (outdoor) | Greenhouse gases | Ozone depletion | Weather
- Biodiversity: Ecological communities | Ecomanagement | Fire | Harvesting native species | Native species | Pest animals | Pest plants |
- Catchments: | Discharges to waters | Drinking water quality | Groundwater | Land degradation | Riparian condition | Surface water quality | Water use
- Human settlements: Community health | Community participation | Contaminated sites | | Economy | Education | Energy use | Hazardous waste | Health services | Heritage | Housing | Infrastructure | Landuse | Noise | Population | Safety | Socio-economic equity | Solid waste | Transport
- Aboriginal site identification – history laid bare
- Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative, ACT – come on AuSSI
- Birrigai Reborn
- CIT – switching on to switch off
- Canberra Tracks – on the trail of our heritage
- Canberrans going WEST
- Do the PC thing
- Frogwatching – hop into it!
- Go Zero CO2 Farrer – thinking globally, acting locally
- Historic homesteads - rescued from despair
- Lower Cotter revegetation – healthy landscapes, clean water
- Mugga Lane Power Generation Project – Canberra’s energetic underground
- Peat bogs – nature’s valuable services restored
- Repairing the Aranda Snow Gums site – a fulfilling activity
- Saving energy and money in Public Housing
- Saving the Corroboree Frog from croaking it
- St. John’s Wort Control – an uplifting story
- The Hibernia Hotel – a story of discovery
- TravelSmart Belconnen – a moving story
- Trevor Pearcy House – a rewarding story of reuse