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- 11 Mar 2014 - ESDD’s World Plumbing Day quest
This World Plumbing Day ESDD’s Craig Simmons is going 24 hours without plumbing. Could you? Check out the Facebook journal.
- 06 Mar 2014 - ACT Government to support local jobs with two year stimulus package
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA has today announced a package of initiatives designed to provide confidence and economic stimulus for the ACT building and construction industry. See more.
- 21 Feb 2014 - Woden and Mawson master plan discussion paper
ESDD is preparing master plans for the Woden town centre and Mawson group centre. The first stage is the release of a discussion paper looking at the planning issues for each centre. More.
- 18 Feb 2014 - eDevelopment issues with Internet Explorer 11
An issue has been identified for eDevelopment clients using Internet Explorer version 11. In some circumstances users are currently prevented from logging into the application successfully. If you are unable to log in to eDevelopment using Internet Explorer 11 please use an alternate browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. Sorry for any inconvenience.
- 15 Jan 2014 - Online maps to highlight environmental offset sites
The ACT’s online planning maps will now feature information about environmental offsets, which are sites designed to compensate for biodiversity impacts arising from development. More.
- 17 Dec 2013 - Flood data now on ACTMAPi
New flood data is now available on ACTMAPi, the ACT Government’s interactive online mapping service. More
- 10 Dec 2013 - Changes affecting duplex houses
Changes to the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 have been introduced that now require a Development Application (DA) for the demolition, alteration and/ or rebuilding of a duplex house. This will allow such developments to be assessed under the established DA Merit track process, to ensure that proposals involving this valued form of housing do not result in unacceptable environmental, social or planning outcomes. More.
- 28 Nov 2013 - Tougher laws for breaches of Building Act
The ACT Government has introduced a bill to tighten laws around offences for Building Act breaches and rectification orders, including harsher penalties for individuals and companies who fail to comply. More
- 11 Nov 2013 - Plan for Pialligo to grow while protecting character and heritage
The ACT Government has been working with the local community to finalise a master plan for Pialligo.
The master plan recognises that Pialligo has a special place in the ACT, but that development and change can be supported in a way that is consistent with its history and character. More.
- 18 Oct 2013 - Fees and charges update
The 2013-2014 fees and charges book has been updated. The latest version is available here.
- 18 Dec 2013 - Regulation of construction design and inspection practitioners
As part of the review of the ACT Building Act 2004 the ACT Government is investigating options to improve the accountability and quality of design in the construction industry... More