Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

Diamond day for entangled whale

A young humpback whale is continuing its migration after being cut free from ropes in a delicate but dangerous operation off Diamond Head, on the mid-North coast, on Friday.

  • 05 Jul 2022

Better protection for cultural landscapes and waterways

Marking NAIDOC Week, more than $550,000 has been granted to Aboriginal communities and organisations to tackle local environmental and cultural priorities.

  • 04 Jul 2022

Glow Worm Tunnel Road repairs damaged by reckless motorists

The closure of Glow Worm Tunnel Road will be extended after irresponsible drivers damaged a section of the road undergoing repair works.

  • 04 Jul 2022

Check for weather closures before visiting national parks

Forecast wet weather is expected to cause closures across national parks and campgrounds in rain-affected areas this weekend.

  • 02 Jul 2022

Latest ministerial media releases

Aboriginal joint management of NSW parks to expand

Consultation has commenced on the development of a groundbreaking new model for Aboriginal joint management of NSW national parks, which could see title to the entire estate transferred to Aboriginal owners over time.

  • 03 Jul 2022

Circular economy boost for solar panels

More than 12,000 additional tonnes of solar panels and batteries will be diverted from landfill every year thanks to 5 projects receiving a total of $7.4 million in NSW Government funding support.

  • 27 Jun 2022

NSW Government invests in Aboriginal koala conservation

A $600,000 investment to support an Aboriginal koala habitat conservation project is being delivered as one of the first actions in the NSW Koala Strategy.

  • 25 Jun 2022

Budget boost to biodiversity

Improving biodiversity is a clear focus in the 2022-23 NSW Budget, with major investments in ground-breaking programs that support landholders to protect and conserve their land, and more than $2 billion invested in programs focusing on protection, conservation and natural capital investment.

  • 21 Jun 2022

NSW takes the lead with EV charger boost

Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers will benefit from a further $38 million in charging infrastructure announced as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget to accelerate the EV revolution across New South Wales.

  • 20 Jun 2022