Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

Honouring history: Four new blue plaques unveiled in NSW

In a significant tribute to the remarkable individuals who have shaped New South Wales' rich history, four new blue plaques have been officially unveiled across the state.

  • 15 Jul 2024

Jenolan Caves to remain closed during major road repair work

Essential road repairs by Transport for NSW will see the historic Jenolan Caves precinct remain closed for at least 18 months.

  • 15 Jul 2024

More harm than good: plea for wildlife care to be left to trained experts

Authorities are reminding south coast locals they must not attempt to take care of an injured, sick or orphaned native animal, instead they must ensure the animal is given the correct medical treatment by a vet or qualified carer.

  • 12 Jul 2024

Royal National Park spreads its footprint

Australia's oldest national park has expanded after unformed road reserves near Bundeena were formally added to the park. This 5-hectare addition protects intact vegetation comprising forested wetland, heathland and dry sclerophyll forest.

  • 12 Jul 2024

Unveiling of Blue Plaque commemorates the 1965 Freedom Ride during NAIDOC Week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, a blue plaque has been unveiled at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross, commemorating the pivotal 1965 Freedom Ride.

  • 12 Jul 2024

Latest ministerial media releases

Gooriwal cultural landscape in Sydney's La Perouse is state heritage listed

Gooriwal Cultural Landscape in the Sydney suburb of La Perouse has been listed on the NSW State Heritage Register for its deep connections with local Aboriginal people, its great cultural importance and history.

  • 12 Jul 2024

Net Zero Commission launched with inaugural Chair and Commissioner appointments

The NSW Government is making another major step in delivering on its election promise to take strong action on climate change with the launch of the Net Zero Commission.

  • 09 Jul 2024

NSW shell-ebrates bumper season for sea turtle hatchings

Six tiny loggerhead turtle hatchlings have now made their way into the 'big blue', capping off a bumper 2023-24 sea turtle nesting season which saw an incredible 877 sea turtles hatch successfully on NSW beaches.

  • 01 Jul 2024

Improvements allow Wollemi’s glow worms to shine

A glow worm friendly $4.3 million upgrade has been completed at the popular Glow Worm Tunnel precinct in Wollemi National Park, which is now open to visitors.

  • 28 Jun 2024

Sacred Butterfly Cave safeguarded for future generations

The Minns Labor Government is protecting a sacred Aboriginal site, the Butterfly Cave, by acquiring an area of culturally significant bushland in the Hunter.

  • 19 Jun 2024