Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Giant fungi and unfurling stems as Mt Kaputar reopens post fire

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce Mt Kaputar National Park will reopen from this Friday (28 February) after a huge effort to make the park safe following a fire in October.

  • 24 Feb 2020

Warrabah National Park reopens as Namoi River flows

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is pleased to announce that Warrabah National Park, including the beautiful Muluerindie stone cabin, is open again after multiple fires burnt through parts of the national park.

  • 18 Feb 2020

Detection dogs track down rare orchid

Two English Springer Spaniels are helping find a very rare underground orchid called Rhizanthella, first discovered in 2016 in Barrington Tops National Park.

  • 11 Feb 2020

Illegal behaviour hampers fire recovery efforts

Illegal 4WD access in the Blue Mountains National Park is jeopardising both recovery efforts and safety, says National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

  • 10 Feb 2020

Gould's petrels breed on Broughton Island after 10 years

For the first time in a decade there’s evidence Gould’s Petrels have bred on Broughton Island near Port Stephens, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Director Hunter Central Coast Kylie Yeend said.

  • 07 Feb 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

Minister directs Council to finalise its plan for Stockton

The City of Newcastle Council has been directed to prepare its Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton as an urgent matter of priority.

  • 23 Feb 2020

South Coast shorebird hatching boom despite bushfires

Critically endangered Little Terns, Hooded Plovers and Pied Oystercatchers have fledged chicks at nesting sites along the NSW South Coast despite bushfires and beach visitors.

  • 19 Feb 2020

Sculptures to commemorate the meeting of two cultures at Kamay Botany Bay

Three commemorative bronze sculptures designed by Aboriginal artists have been chosen to mark the 250th anniversary of the first contact between the crew of HMB Endeavour and the Gweagal people on the shores of Botany Bay.

  • 14 Feb 2020

Wildlife and conservation bushfire recovery

Native animals and plants impacted by this season's unprecedented bushfires will receive expedited help under the NSW Government's 2019-2020 immediate response bushfire conservation plan.

  • 02 Feb 2020

Jenolan Caves House to re-open

Thanks to the outstanding efforts of National Parks and Wildlife Services, Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust staff, Jenolan Caves will re-open on Saturday, 1 February 2020.

  • 31 Jan 2020