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Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment



Report on ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation
by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

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Government response to the report on ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation

In November 2007 the Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Mr Jon Stanhope, directed the Office to undertake an Inquiry into Lowland Native Grasslands.  On 12 March 2009, the Commissioner provided a copy of her Report on ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Mr Simon Corbell.  The report contains 32 recommendations of which Recommendation 21 and 15 were given the highest priority. The Government's response, tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 16 March 2010, was positive and agreed or agreed in principle with all recommendations. The report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 26 March 2010.

Report 

The ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Maxine Cooper, has completed the Report on ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation.

The final report was released on Thursday 19 March 2009.

A report for one of the grassland sites considered in this investigation, Belconnen Naval Transmission Station, was released on Thursday 6 March 2008.

An addendum to the Belconnen Naval Transmission Station report was released on Monday 31 March 2008.

This investigation was directed by the Minister under sections 12(1)(b) and 15(4) of the Commissioner for the Environment Act 1993.

Download complete report:

Full report including appendices, excluding appendix 8 maps (pdf, 3.7MB)
Appendix 8 maps, as a seperate download (pdf, 7.0MB)

Download report in sections:

Report without appendices (pdf, 396KB)

Appendices:

Appendix 1 (pdf, 1.6MB)
Report on Belconnen Naval Transmission Station (BNTS) Site as part of the Investigation into ACT Lowlands Grasslands by Dr Maxine Cooper Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, 26 February 2008

Appendix 2 (pdf, 404KB)
Addendum Report to the Report on Belconnen Naval Transmission Station (BNTS) Site as part of the Investigation into ACT Lowlands Grasslands by Dr Maxine Cooper Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, 28 March 2008

Appendix 3 (pdf, 244KB)
Map of lowland native grassland sites in the ACT

Appendix 4 (pdf, 68KB)
Summary for lowland native grassland sites in the ACT

Appendix 5 (pdf, 12KB)
Media release

Appendix 6 (pdf, 12KB)
Advertisement

Appendix 7 (pdf, 12KB)
Public submissions received

Appendix 8 (pdf, 1.1MB)
Appendix 8 maps (pdf, 7.0MB)
Future proofing Natural Temperate Grasslands in urban and peri-urban Canberra, by Dr Kenneth C Hodgkinson, January 2009

Appendix 9 (pdf, 12KB)
Quote from Mr Shane Mortimer, of the Ngambri People

Appendix 10 (pdf, 16KB)
Advice from the expert panel

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