Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

A new plan for Barunguba Montague Island Nature Reserve

A new plan of management has been drafted for the south coast's iconic Barunguba Montague Island, and the community are invited to have their say on how the nature reserve should be cared for into the future.

  • 22 Sep 2023

Hazard reduction burn in Mulgoa Nature Reserve

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), assisted by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will be conducting 2 hazard reduction burns in Mulgoa Nature Reserve, near Glenmore Park, in Sydney's west 21 September.

  • 20 Sep 2023

Cape Byron walking track receives much-needed facelift

A 160-metre section of the Cape Byron walking track leading from Wategos Beach towards the Lighthouse has been upgraded, offering visitors a safer, more accessible, and environmentally sustainable walking experience.

  • 20 Sep 2023

Sydney's national parks closed due to dangerous fire conditions

As a precaution, some of Sydney’s national parks will be closed from Wednesday 20 September 2023 due to forecast extreme fire conditions and a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN).

  • 19 Sep 2023

Latest ministerial media releases

NSW Government investing in Sydney koalas

$80 million is being invested by the NSW Government to protect koalas and secure their habitat in south-west Sydney.

  • 22 Sep 2023

Saving koalas: Next steps for the Great Koala National Park

The NSW Government has announced the process to establish the Great Koala National Park, as well as a halt to timber harvesting operations in the 106 koala hubs within the area being assessed for the park.

  • 12 Sep 2023

NSW Government opens up Sydney New Year's Eve premium vantage points for the public

The NSW Government has confirmed that NSW-government-owned sites around the Sydney Harbour foreshore will be free for the public this New Year's Eve, fulfilling an election commitment.

  • 03 Sep 2023

$6.7 million Tomaree Coastal Walk to showcase Port Stephens' natural beauty and boost regional tourism

The NSW Government is unveiling the Tomaree Coastal Walk, showcasing the magnificent coastline of Tomaree National Park and offering a 27-kilometre walking adventure in the heart of Port Stephens.

  • 01 Sep 2023

Sydney to host world's first global nature positive summit

The Australian and New South Wales Labor governments announced that Sydney will be the host for the first Global Nature Positive Summit in early October 2024.

  • 28 Aug 2023