Protecting our Local Environment

One Million Trees

The Canberra Liberals will partner with families, community groups, schools, local businesses and community minded Canberrans to ensure Canberra lives up to its name as the Bush Capital.

Our long-term vision to plant one million trees and preserve precious green space in new suburbs will ensure all Canberra families and community groups can enjoy the benefits of the fresh outdoors.

For new land release, we will offer up to ten trees per new dwelling depending on the type and size of the dwelling.

We will plant our trees along our Canberra-wide road-free cycle network to provide cyclists with shade and a scenic journey. We will plant our trees in car parks with our green upgrades. We will give trees to kinder kids on their first day of school.

Importantly, the Canberra Liberals will also plant many more trees in Namadgi National Park as it continues to recover from a devastating bushfire season.

Under our plan Canberrans can be assured that we will guarantee green space within a 10-minute walk from home.

The Canberra Liberals will guarantee that open grassed areas are in place and maintained in each town centre and higher density areas.

Our plan to protect the local environment

Guaranteed Funding for ACT Wildlife

$10,000 grants for recycling initiatives

Guaranteed Funding for Landcare ACT

  • Guarantee funding for ACT Wildlife to care for hundreds of injured wildlife plus new animal ambulance
  • Guarantee funding for Landcare ACT and their three catchment groups
  • Support new and existing community gardens to continue the provision of fresh fruit and vegetables and provide opportunities for community connections
  • Provide ongoing funding for the Adopt a Park scheme to continue the important environmental efforts of volunteers in local community groups
  • Green upgrades to parking spaces
  • Two new Field Support Rangers for ParkCare to support 20 volunteer-run Park Care groups
  • Recycling bins at all local shops and business precincts
  • Kerbside collection and sorting services for food and garden organics, reducing 140,000 tonnes per year of organic waste that currently goes to landfill
  • $10,000 grants for recycling initiatives
  • Renew the ACT’s commitment to 100 per cent renewable energy
  • Maintain the ACT’s budgeted commitment to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040
  • Work with the Master Plumbers to deliver educational Water Saving Forums to save water and money
  • Ensure the planning system promotes and supports the latest developments in environmentally friendly practices