Latest media releases

Party in the park for NPWS 50th

Around 50 locals and visitors descended on Livingstone National Park earlier this month for the National Parks and Wildlife Services’ (NPWS) 50th anniversary celebrations.

  • 24 Oct 2017

Turnbulls fined $708,750 for illegal clearing

Two landholders from the Moree area have been fined a total more than $700,000 plus costs for illegally clearing native vegetation on properties at Croppa Creek in north western NSW.

  • 24 Oct 2017

Quoll-proofing your hen house

The elusive spotted-tailed quoll is out on the prowl this breeding season, searching for a new mate...and poultry.

  • 24 Oct 2017

'Briny' the rescued koala is back in the wild

'Briny' the young, male koala rescued from a Wapengo oyster farm last week was yesterday released back into the wild on the far south coast of NSW.

  • 23 Oct 2017

Green Globe winners illuminating sustainable future for NSW

A diverse range of innovative projects from across the state have been highlighted in this year’s winning line-up for the Green Globe Awards.

  • 20 Oct 2017

Latest ministerial media releases

Free national parks vehicle entry on 8 October

Vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 04 Oct 2017

NSW beaches looking good

This year’s annual beaches scorecard rated 84 per cent of NSW swimming sites as Good or Very Good, slightly higher than last year’s result of 83 per cent, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 02 Oct 2017

18th century relic anchored in new home

An anchor dating back to when the French Navy explored our coastline will soon be back on display for all to see, NSW Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 19 Sep 2017

NPWS firefighters home from Canada

Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton congratulated National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) fire-fighting experts who have been returning from Canada over the past few days after helping with the recent wildfire emergency in British Columbia.

  • 13 Sep 2017

Environmental award finalists

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has announced the finalists for the 18th Green Globe Awards, recognising sustainability and environmental leadership across NSW.

  • 12 Sep 2017