Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

NPWS concerned over increased dog walking in national parks

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is concerned about the number of people taking their dogs into national parks in and around the Illawarra.

  • 21 Sep 2021

Hazard Reduction burn in Gwydir River State Conservation Area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has scheduled a hazard reduction burn on Monday 20 September in the Sepoy section of the Gwydir River State Conservation Area (SCA), about 30kms east of Bingara and south of Inverell, weather permitting.

  • 17 Sep 2021

Firewood thieves spotted in Murrumbidgee Valley

A National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Police and Local Land Services surveillance operation has identified people stealing firewood from the Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Crown lands.

  • 17 Sep 2021

Endangered birds spotted nesting on the south coast

Endangered Pied Oystercatchers have been spotted on nests, confirming the start of shorebird season on the NSW South Coast.

  • 17 Sep 2021

600 hectares of Hunter Central Coast hazard reduction burns completed in past week

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) completed more than 640 hectares of hazard reduction burning over the past seven days across the Hunter Central Coast region.

  • 17 Sep 2021

Latest ministerial media releases

$1.49 million funding boosts four councils and their coastal management plans

The NSW Government today announced $1.49 million in funding to four local councils under the 2020-2021 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program to assist with increasing the resilience and health of coastal communities and their coastlines.

  • 09 Sep 2021

Kiersten Fishburn appointed DPIE Secretary

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes have today announced the appointment of Kiersten Fishburn as the new Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).

  • 07 Sep 2021

Zero extinctions target set for NSW national parks

Koalas, rock wallabies and the Nightcap Oak are some of the iconic species set to be protected under an historic National Parks plan to declare 221 sites as Assets of Intergenerational Significance (AIS) and set a target of zero extinctions of species on the NSW National Park estate.

  • 07 Sep 2021

A first for 20 local councils joining forces to protect Sydney Harbour

In a first for the state's capital, the NSW Government has awarded $274,000 to support 20 local councils joining forces to protect over 480 square kilometres of Sydney Harbour.

  • 07 Sep 2021