Latest OEH media releases

Wild weather forces the temporary closure of beach driving at the Worimi Conservation Lands

People are advised that driving along Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation lands is temporarily closed, due to large swell causing unsafe driving conditions.

  • 18 Jun 2018

Research underway at the Lake Cargelligo 'fish and bird nursery'

Recent surveys of both fish and birds in and around Lake Cargelligo by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and a local ecologist are helping to develop a more complete picture about how the lake contributes to the ecological health of the whole Lachlan valley.

  • 14 Jun 2018

Hazard reduction in Warrumbungle National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) crews will be targeting an important fire trail during hazard reduction burning in Warrumbungle National Park this Thursday and Friday, 7 and 8 June.

  • 06 Jun 2018

Locals dig in to save critically endangered North Rothbury plant

The population of a critically endangered Hunter region plant has grown by 400 after two successful planting out campaigns by the Office of Environment and Heritage and local volunteers.

  • 01 Jun 2018

Giving our native fish a helping hand before winter

Important native fish in the Peel River near Tamworth, including the iconic Murray cod and the threatened freshwater catfish, will enjoy a flush of fresh food washed in from the proposed release of water for the environment from Chaffey Dam in early June.

  • 31 May 2018

Latest ministerial media releases

Making buildings greener with NABERS on World Environment Day

Three ambitious new projects that could dramatically reduce energy and water consumption in office and apartment blocks across Australia have been launched by NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton.

  • 05 Jun 2018

164 year-old bill of sale for PS Collaroy at home in the State Library

Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin have announced a restored historic 'bill of sale' for the mid-19th century paddle steamer Collaroy has been handed to the State Library of NSW for safekeeping and public display.

  • 21 May 2018

Another 18,000 hectares added for conservation

More than 18,000 hectares of land will be added to the NSW conservation network, providing a significant boost to the State’s biodiversity, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 14 May 2018

Koala Strategy will save Australia's national treasure

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has today unveiled an unprecedented State strategy to protect Australia's iconic koala, including a special new koala hospital and major new reserves for the much-loved marsupial.

  • 06 May 2018

Humpbacks having a whale of a time

Over 30,000 humpback whales are about to make their mighty presence felt as they begin their annual migration from Antarctica, along the coast of NSW to the warmer waters of Queensland.

  • 01 May 2018