Latest OEH media releases

Reminder penalties apply for illegal firewood collection in national parks

Authorities are reminding people that collecting firewood from national parks, state conservation areas and nature reserves is illegal.

  • 18 Jun 2019

$1.16 m for local government climate change response grants

The $1.16 million second round of funding in the NSW Government’s Increasing Resilience to Climate Change (IRCC) grants scheme to support local councils will open on 1 July 2019.

  • 06 Jun 2019

Trail bike patrols keeping national parks safe

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and local police have taken to two wheels to maintain the safety of the local community and visitors to local national parks and other reserves following the success of recent inter-agency trail bike patrols.

  • 05 Jun 2019

More shellabrations for rare turtles

Manning Valley community members can celebrate today as a new survey has found thriving populations of the endangered Manning River Helmeted Turtle.

  • 05 Jun 2019

Wild weather closes beach driving at Port Stephens

Severe weather conditions of the past few days, has temporarily forced the closure of beach driving at the Worimi Conservation Lands and Samurai Beach north of Newcastle for vehicle and public safety.

  • 05 Jun 2019

Latest ministerial media releases

54 million park visitors to benefit from budget boost

Access to the State's vast network of national parks will be improved as part of a $149.5 million investment over four years in the 2019-20 NSW Budget.

  • 18 Jun 2019

Solar and battery scheme to help reduce bills

NSW households are being encouraged to register their interest in the Empowering Homes program, which could save up to 300,000 households hundreds of dollars on their power bills.

  • 18 Jun 2019

NSW Government drives investment in clean energy

The NSW Government is driving investment in modern, reliable and affordable energy to help households with their energy bills and support renewable energy projects.

  • 18 Jun 2019

NSW budget: Helping beat the winter chill with energy rebates for electricity and gas

Families across the state can stay warm and save money on bills this winter, thanks to a range of NSW Government programs helping to reduce energy costs.

  • 16 Jun 2019

Energy switch to slash gas bills from today

More than 1.3 million households across the State can now save potentially hundreds of dollars a year on gas bills thanks to an expansion of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s popular Energy Switch service.

  • 03 Jun 2019