Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Benefits of regional tourism roll on

A world-class mountain bike track, meandering alongside the beautiful Thredbo River amongst the spectacular scenery of the iconic Snowy Mountains has been officially opened.

  • 15 Nov 2019

Bronze for Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre at NSW Tourism Awards

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre has picked up a coveted Bronze at the NSW Tourism awards.

  • 15 Nov 2019

State-wide park closures

Most national parks in NSW will remain closed tomorrow 13 November. This means no public access at all and includes tracks, trails, campgrounds & picnic areas.

  • 12 Nov 2019

All national parks on NSW South Coast closed from Tuesday

As part of the State of Emergency declared by the NSW Premier today in response to predicted catastrophic fire weather in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, all national parks on the South Coast, including tracks, trails and campgrounds on the South Coast, will be closed from Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 until further notice.

  • 11 Nov 2019

All national parks in the Greater Sydney closed from Tuesday

As part of the State of Emergency declared by the NSW Premier today, in response to predicted catastrophic fire weather, all national parks, including tracks, trails and campgrounds in Greater Sydney, will be closed from Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 until further notice.

  • 11 Nov 2019

Latest ministerial media releases

Premier declares State of Emergency in NSW

The NSW Government has taken a critical step to protect the residents of the State from bushfires by declaring a State of Emergency ahead of catastrophic conditions predicted for this week.

  • 11 Nov 2019

New support for State's 5,600 wildlife heroes

The NSW Government is providing an additional $1.47 million support for the State's dedicated army of volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to help them meet the growing demands of rescuing more than 100,000 animals every year.

  • 10 Nov 2019

10 critically endangered turtles released

Ten new juveniles of one of Australia's most critically endangered freshwater turtle species have been released into the wild this week near Bellingen.

  • 09 Nov 2019

Environment Ministers focus on feral cat control

Australia's Environment Ministers have agreed to NSW's request to establish a working group to examine innovative controls to protect native species from the devastating impacts of feral cats.

  • 08 Nov 2019

Toorale Peebles Dam work stage 1 complete

The removal of the first dam on Toorale National Park to enhance flows down the Warrego River and into the Darling has been completed.

  • 05 Nov 2019