Latest media releases

Treasure hunt for a golden orchid

Landholders and nature lovers across the Southern and Central tablelands are being asked to help in the hunt for the elusive buttercup doubletail orchid this month.

  • 13 Oct 2017

Aboriginal rangers connect kids to Country in 360-degree videos

School children across NSW can climb inside the twisting branches of a giant strangler fig at Dorrigo National Park or scale the rushing waterfalls at Blue Mountains National Park with an Aboriginal ranger - without even leaving the classroom!

  • 11 Oct 2017

Wildlife wardens wanted to protect feathered friends

Clarence Valley residents are being asked to volunteer during the shorebird breeding season to help protect local threatened species including Pied Oystercatchers.

  • 11 Oct 2017

Edmondson Regional Park now open for visitors

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has formally opened the new Cabramatta Creek precinct of Edmondson Regional Park to the public.

  • 10 Oct 2017

New research centre forging energy efficient future for NSW

NSW's first joint research hub driving innovative programs aimed at improving energy efficiency opportunities was launched in Sydney this week.

  • 06 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