Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Water to deliver boost for Australian bass in Hunter River

Native Australian bass in the Hunter River will receive a helping hand on their annual downstream migration, with 10,000 megalitres of water for the environment set to be delivered to the Hunter River this week.

  • 04 Jun 2020

Park popularity hits the roof for June long weekend

It’s official! NSW national parks are a top destination choice now that regional travel restrictions have eased, with most campgrounds already booked to capacity for the June long weekend.

  • 03 Jun 2020

Book for camping now - but hold your skis

While many campgrounds across the state's National Parks reopen from today, keen snow-bunnies need to wait until 22 June to hit the slopes.

  • 01 Jun 2020

Spot a black-striped wallaby in northern NSW

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is on a mission to spot black-striped wallabies around northern NSW’s Gondwana rainforests as part of a 10-year project.

  • 29 May 2020

Hazard reduction burn in Bundjalung National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a hazard reduction burn on the 28 and 29 of May in Bundjalung National Park. The 9-hectare burn will be carried out 17 kilometres south of Evans Head.

  • 27 May 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

NSW rolls out welcome mat to happy campers

Nature lovers and regional economies are set to benefit as NSW national parks get ready to welcome holiday visitors back into campgrounds, ahead of the June long weekend.

  • 31 May 2020

Eggs-ellent outcome for World Turtle Day

It’s great news for the endangered Manning River Turtle with 20 hatching in captivity after eggs were rescued from the wild earlier this year.

  • 23 May 2020

Wallaby colony survives in Kangaroo Valley

The entire colony of brush-tailed rock-wallabies in Kangaroo Valley survived the 2019-20 bushfires which devastated the region, with the support of emergency food drops, announced Environment Minister Matt Kean today.

  • 17 May 2020

NSW Coastal Council appointed for a new term

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has today announced the appointment of the new NSW Coastal Council, to be chaired by Annelise Tuor.

  • 08 May 2020

Have your say on energy security for NSW

Energy businesses, workers and consumer groups are being encouraged to help shape the design of the new Energy Security Safeguard, to ensure it will drive down power prices and improve the reliability of the NSW grid.

  • 06 May 2020