Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Hazard reduction burn in Brindabella National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in the southern Brindabella National Park, Saturday March 6th, weather permitting.

  • 05 Mar 2021

Large swells close beach driving at Port Stephens

Large swell and high tides have forced the temporary closure of beach vehicle driving at Samurai Beach and Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands, north of Newcastle.

  • 03 Mar 2021

Hazard reduction burns in Tarlo River National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns in Tarlo National Park east of Taralga, beginning Thursday 4 March. The Towrang hazard reduction will start on 4 March and the Swamp (bushbottoms) hazard reduction will be on Friday 5 March.

  • 03 Mar 2021

Endangered turtles troop back to Bellinger River

Over 30 critically endangered Bellinger River snapping turtles, bred at Taronga Zoo, have been returned to their Bellinger River habitat and appear to be well after recent floods.

  • 03 Mar 2021

Wallingat National Park's road and fire trail network to be upgraded

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is upgrading the public road and management trail network within Wallingat National Park, to improve park access for firefighters and land managers and ensure they can conduct their work safely and effectively.

  • 26 Feb 2021

Latest ministerial media releases

Sydney's military past gets $10 million facelift

Sydney Harbour National Park's historic military fortifications at Middle Head and Georges Head are set to get a $10 million revamp conserving their history and providing the public greater and safer access.

  • 27 Feb 2021

Plan to protect and preserve bushfire affected biodiversity

The NSW Government has released the NSW Wildlife and Conservation Bushfire recovery - Medium Term Response Plan to help biodiversity recover over the next five years following the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.

  • 25 Feb 2021

Renewable Energy Sector Board to boost local manufacturing and jobs

Local jobs and manufacturing opportunities in the renewable energy industry are set to boom following the launch of the State’s first Renewable Energy Sector Board , unveiled by the NSW Government today.

  • 23 Feb 2021

World first gene program to help koalas

A team of University of Sydney scientists is taking the fight to protect koalas to a new level with a world first ‘genetic sequencing’ program that could protect the species from disease and other threats.

  • 11 Feb 2021

Restoration of Stockton Beach one step closer after exploration licence approved

A critical step towards tackling beach erosion at Stockton Beach has been given the green light with the NSW Government approving an exploration licence to identify sand suitable for renourishing the beach.

  • 11 Feb 2021