The Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services invites submissions to its inquiry into the value of the natural environment to an urbanising Canberra.
The Committee’s terms of reference and other materials are accessible below.
The Committee invites submissions from interested organisations and individuals to its inquiry. Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary. The Committee has extended the closing date to Friday, 29 June 2018.
The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.
Submissions should be forwarded to:
The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.
The Committee intends to hold public hearings in August/September 2018 to assist its inquiry. Please be aware that the final witness selection rests with the Committee.
Further information on lodging a submission is available at: http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved.
Any further enquiries can also be directed to the Committee Secretary, on 62050124 or email at: LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au
The Standing Committee has resolved to conduct the following inquiry –
Noting the importance of the natural environment to Canberra, including the level of public support for nature and the natural environment, the growing importance of urban open spaces and bushland reserves and the benefits they bring to Canberra and opportunities for development of Blue – through water – and Green – through natural form – infrastructure in Canberra resolved to inquire into and report on the matters affecting the value of the natural environment to an urbanising Canberra, including:
1. The level of public support for and satisfaction with amount and quality nature and natural environment areas in Canberra, particularly in urban areas.
2. The types of nature and natural environmental areas within Canberra e.g. urban open spaces or bushland reserves and the existing or potential benefits and challenges they bring to Canberra’s:
3. Opportunities for Blue (water) and or Green (natural) Infrastructure in Canberra including;
4. Managing the interface between the natural environment and urban areas particularly in regards to conserved environmental areas.
5. Current policy or regulatory settings that impede the integration of the natural environment within optimal urban development and design.
6. Any other relevant matter.
The Committee intends reporting to the Assembly on the matter by the end of 2018.
Adopted 6 December 2017 and announced 22 February 2018
|Submission 001 - ACT Monaro Riverina Branch of the Australian Garden History Society||PDF (495.6 KB)|
|Submission 002 - Sue McIntyre||PDF (472.1 KB)|
|Submission 003 - Douglas Finlayson||PDF (355.5 KB)|
|Submission 004 - Esther Gallant||PDF (459.5 KB)|
|Submission 005 - Kevin McCue||PDF (383.4 KB)|
|Submission 006 - Canberra Urban and Regional Futures||PDF (5.2 MB)|
|Submission 007 - Jack Kershaw||PDF (436.5 KB)|
|Submission 008 - Griffith Narrabundah Community Association Inc||PDF (618.0 KB)|
|Submission 009 - Jenny Goldie||PDF (461.4 KB)|
|Submission 010 - Hughes Residents' Association||PDF (436.1 KB)|
|Submission 011 - Ginninderra Falls Association||PDF (550.5 KB)|
|Submission 012 - Fenner School of Environment and Society||PDF (1.4 MB)|
|Submission 013 - Glenn Smith||PDF (7.1 MB)|
|Submission 014 - Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra||PDF (2.1 MB)|
|Submission 015 - Molonglo Catchment Group||PDF (771.2 KB)|
|Submission 016 - Canberra Bushwalking Club||PDF (524.3 KB)|
|Submission 017 - National Trust of Australia (ACT)||PDF (339.1 KB)|
|Submission 018 - Woodlands and Wetlands Trust||PDF (649.7 KB)|
|Submission 019 - dsb Landscape Architects||PDF (1.7 MB)|
|Submission 020 - Geoff Pryor||PDF (595.6 KB)|
|Submission 021 - Yarralumla Residents Association||PDF (765.2 KB)|
|Submission 022 - PR Temple & Advisers||PDF (277.7 KB)|
|Submission 023 - ACT Equestrian Association||PDF (509.4 KB)|
|Submission 024 - Michael Sim||PDF (418.8 KB)|
|Submission 025 - Canberra Ornithologists Group||PDF (296.4 KB)|
|Submission 026 - Peter Cranston||PDF (209.5 KB)|
|Submission 027 - Christopher Watson||PDF (6.2 MB)|
|Submission 028 - Friends of Aranda Bushland||PDF (452.7 KB)|
|Submission 029 - Friends of Grasslands||PDF (556.1 KB)|
|Submission 030 - Rosemary Blemings||PDF (400.7 KB)|
|Submission 031 - CSIRO||PDF (389.1 KB)|
|Submission 032 - Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment||PDF (303.7 KB)|
|Submission 033 - Friends of Hawker Village||PDF (442.9 KB)|
|Submission 034 - National Parks Association of the ACT||PDF (570.4 KB)|
|Submission 035 - Inner South Canberra Community Council||PDF (1.8 MB)|
|Submission 036 - Friends of Black Mountain||PDF (1.4 MB)|
|Submission 037 - Linda Beveridge||PDF (256.4 KB)|
|Submission 038 - Field Naturalists Association of Canberra||PDF (501.0 KB)|
|Submission 039 - Libby Viccars||PDF (211.0 KB)|
|Submission 040 - Cathy Ikin and Chris Ikin||PDF (210.9 KB)|
|Submission 041 - Julie Hotchin||PDF (600.6 KB)|
|Submission 042 - Bradley Moggridge||PDF (274.2 KB)|
|Submission 043 - Riverview Projects (ACT)||PDF (7.1 MB)|
|Submission 044 - Jane Aitken||PDF (209.9 KB)|
|Submission 045 - Taryn Langdon||PDF (369.6 KB)|
|Submission 046 - Tuggeranong Community Council||PDF (602.4 KB)|
|Submission 047 - The Lyneham Commons||PDF (503.5 KB)|
|Submission 048 - Deakin Residents Association||PDF (970.1 KB)|
|Submission 049 - Friends of the Pinnacle||PDF (365.7 KB)|
|Submission 050 - SEE-Change||PDF (619.5 KB)|
|Submission 051 - Ken Taylor||PDF (385.3 KB)|
|Submission 052 - Burley Griffin Guardians||PDF (445.7 KB)|
|Submission 053 - Matthew Armstrong||PDF (455.3 KB)|
|Submission 054 - Marianne Albury-Colless||PDF (721.8 KB)|
|Submission 055 - Landcare ACT||PDF (793.7 KB)|
|Submission 056 - ACT for Bees||PDF (2.9 MB)|
|Submission 057 - Australian Association for Environmental Education||PDF (385.8 KB)|
|Submission 058 - Ginninderra Catchment Group||PDF (550.2 KB)|
|Submission 059 - Icon Water||PDF (4.8 MB)|
|Submission 060 - Australian Institute of Landscape Architects||PDF (641.2 KB)|
|Submission 061 - Sarah Nolan||PDF (403.8 KB)|
|Submission 062 - Southern ACT Catchment Group||PDF (637.7 KB)|
|Submission 063 - Elaine Hooke||PDF (421.4 KB)|
|Submission 064 - ACT Young Planners Division, Planning Institute of Australia||PDF (1.8 MB)|
|Submission 065 - Georgina Pinkas||PDF (2.6 MB)|
|Submission 066 - ACT Conservation Council||PDF (8.2 MB)|
|Submission 067 - ACT Government||PDF (613.2 KB)|
|Submission 068 - Animal Justice Party||PDF (558.0 KB)|
|Submission 069 - Barbara Mabbott||PDF (6.9 MB)|