Australian Capital Territory--Canberra

Discussion paper

19 Nov 2018

On 30 October 2018, the ACCC received three new access undertakings in relation to the commencement of digital radio services in Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. This consultation paper is designed to seek stakeholders’ views on the degree to which the undertakings meet the legislative requirements,...

Report

Commonwealth and Parliamentary approvals for the proposed Stage 2 of the Australian Capital Territory light rail project
22 Oct 2018

The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...

Commentary

5 Sep 2018

A parliamentary inquiry seems to be carefully avoiding the real challenge for Australia’s national museums, archives and libraries, writes David Stephens.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Estimating the distribution of domestic water consumption among households is important for establishing baselines against which policy success can be measured. Estimates of this kind are typically produced using household surveys. This study aimed to investigate how simple heuristic estimates of water consumption and surveys...

Blog post

7 Jun 2018

NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for...

Article

31 May 2018

New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes.

“Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also...

Report

2 May 2018

This evaluation of the High Density Housing Program (HDHP) employed a rigorous, quasi-experimental design, which enabled changes in recorded assaults and property crime, disturbance incidents and ambulance attendances at Ainslie Avenue to be compared with those of another public housing area that shared similar characteristics....

Report

2 Mar 2018

Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).

Canberra Urban...

Report

22 Feb 2018

This report analyses various measures under consideration by the ACT Government to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the physical impacts of climate change (adaptation). Mitigation measures are assessed against the 2030 emission reduction target range for the ACT-recommended...

Guide

7 Nov 2017

This Resource Kit provides a pathway for regions interested in developing their region’s renewable energy industry, while optimising economic development benefits - attracting local investment, jobs and business growth.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...

Guide

3 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia

Article

31 Jul 2017

It's clean, abundant, and will outlast humanity — so why aren't more buildings tapping into the heat beneath our feet?

Strategy

12 Jul 2017

This plan guides the NSW government’s land use planning priorities and decisions over the next twenty years. It represents a collaborative approach that closely integrates and aligns with the strategic planning for Canberra.

Report

15 May 2017

This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.

Report

17 Feb 2017

This resource is a summary of the outcome of the ACT election, held in October 2016.

It was an unusual election in that it saw little movement in party support from the previous election in 2012 and no fringe parties or candidates were elected....

Report

12 Jan 2017

Provides an overview of the issues and outcome for the 15 October 2016 election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

Introduction

Since the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) gained self-government in 1989 the ACT has had a unicameral Parliament (where the sole...

Report

6 Apr 2016

This report presents a summary of findings from WCHM’s research into women’s experiences of seeking help for domestic violence (DV) in the ACT.

Despite the incredible diversity among the 17 women who participated in the research, their experiences of seeking help for DV revealed...

Report

5 Apr 2016

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has released its 2016 Cost of Living Report, which this year focuses on the costs of transport in Canberra. The research finds that Canberra has the second highest expenditure on transport amongst capital cities in the country. Darwin,...

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