Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

COVID-19 forces temporary closure of Dudley Beach Road and carpark

Dudley Beach Road and car park in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be temporarily closed to vehicles to support measures to protect the community from spread of COVID-19.

  • 03 Apr 2020

First record of quolls at Tilbuster, north of Armidale, in 17 years

A chicken thief at Tilbuster north of Armidale has proved to be the first local sighting of threatened spotted-tailed quoll for 17 years.

  • 01 Apr 2020

No beach driving or camping at Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands

Temporary measures in place as of 26 March 2020.

  • 27 Mar 2020

NSW NPWS close campgrounds and high visitation areas

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds, visitor centres, high-visitation areas, and historic sites from 26 March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

  • 26 Mar 2020

Mount Canobolas rises from the ashes with some new finds

Two years of work following a devastating fire have seen Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area emerge with 79 new species recorded, including two new plants that exist nowhere else in the world.

  • 13 Mar 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

NSW to lead the nation on emissions reduction

The NSW economy will see over $11.6 billion of private investment and 2,400 new jobs under Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

  • 14 Mar 2020

Seeds of hope for koalas

To celebrate World Wildlife Day, the NSW Government has announced 6 new koala habitat restoration projects, which include planting 50,000 koala feed tree seedlings, in the Northern Rivers and Far South Coast regions.

  • 03 Mar 2020

Empowering homes for a brighter energy future

Eligible Hunter residents will be able to access interest-free loans for battery and solar-battery systems which could deliver more than $250 in savings a year, thanks to a NSW Government pilot program launched today.

  • 28 Feb 2020

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