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‘Good design’ drives growth and community benefits

The Australian Institute of Architects is calling for communities across regional Australia to partner with architects to create “quality public spaces”.

Federal recycling overhaul to benefit ACT

The ACT Government is hopeful recent recycling funding commitments from the Federal Government will generate local jobs and build waste management infrastructure in the Territory.

Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the Universe

New research led by the Australian National University (ANU) has shown just how enormous the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is.

Fears of global food system failure heighten

A new report has warned that the global food system is headed for failure, with potentially catastrophic consequences, and also outlines potential solutions, such as growing more food in cities.

Bulky waste bookings open in Gungahlin, Tuggeranong

Bookings for the ACT Government’s free bulky waste collection service opened on Wednesday (1 July), with the initiative set to roll out in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin from 15 July.

Reusable coffee cups slowly return to Canberra cafés

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease Canberra’s cafés have begun accepting reusable cups again, albeit under strict protocols around cleanliness.

School striker paints artworks for climate change

Impressive local teenage activist and artist Alice Harcourt is making waves on the climate change front, merging her passion for the environment and art to make a difference.

Toilet paper substitutes clog sewerage network

Icon Water reported an increase in blockages across the sewerage network in March as Canberrans turned to wet wipes and paper towels as wiping substitutes due to toilet paper shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Excess ACT solar generation up despite hazy summer

Despite bushfires and smokey conditions over summer Evoenergy has reported an ACT increase in excess solar generation exported back to the electricity grid.

Plastic not fantastic

Canberra business leader Tammy Ven Dange is so determined to reduce plastic waste that her down-time from her recycling start-up involves cleaning up.

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