Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Hundreds expected to head back to Hartley

Hartley’s award-winning community event “Back to Hartley”, is ready to roll on October 27, with hundreds of people expected to flock to the historic village.

  • 11 Oct 2019

Spring swooping season

With magpie breeding season underway across NSW, people are reminded to take care as magpies start swooping to protect their young.

  • 27 Sep 2019

Park fire bans to reduce bushfire risk

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in all national parks and reserves in the Central West Area, as the bushfire danger period begins.

  • 27 Sep 2019

Illawarra's Mount Keira Ring track reopens

The Mount Keira Ring Track in the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area has reopened as a loop walk after it was partially closed due to large rock falls.

  • 26 Sep 2019

Top whale watching spots along North Coast

Visitors to NSW's coastal national parks are likely to spot a whale on their next trip with over 30,000 predicted to be currently migrating along the NSW coastline.

  • 19 Sep 2019

Latest ministerial media releases

Drones discover new population of lily

A new population of Silver sword lilies has been found in New England National Park, giving new hope for the future of this extremely rare plant species.

  • 11 Oct 2019

Sun shines on Lord Howe Island energy supply

Lord Howe Island is one step closer to a Hybrid Renewable Energy System which will reduce diesel generation by more than two thirds and improve energy security.

  • 10 Oct 2019

New plan of management adopted for Mt Canobolas SCA

Minister for Environment and Energy Matt Kean has announced a new plan of management for Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, which allows for further planning on a mountain bike track proposal.

  • 10 Oct 2019

Blue Mountains Radiata Plateau to be protected forever

Environment Minister Matt Kean today announced that Radiata Plateau in the Blue Mountains will be incorporated into the State’s national park reserve system, ensuring its protection for future generations.

  • 08 Oct 2019

2019 a great year for clean beaches

Environment Minister Matt Kean was pleased to release the annual State of the Beaches report which has returned great results for beaches across the NSW.

  • 06 Oct 2019