Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Post-bushfire resurrection of the Bolivia Hill Pimelea

Post-bushfire surveys near Tenterfield, NSW have uncovered more than 800 seedlings of the Bolivia Hill Pimelea, an endangered shrub previously thought to be extinct in the wild.

  • 22 Oct 2020

Hazard reduction burn at Tapitallee Nature Reserve

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn at Tapitallee Nature Reserve in Shoalhaven tomorrow, Thursday 22 October.

  • 21 Oct 2020

Exhibition extended for draft Tomaree Coastal Walk Master Plan and Review of Environmental Factors

The exhibition period for the draft Tomaree Coastal Walk Master Plan and Review of Environmental Factors has been extended by a further 2 weeks.

  • 21 Oct 2020

NPWS hazard reduction burn at Sydney's North Head

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is planning a hazard reduction burn at North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park on Saturday 17 October.

  • 16 Oct 2020

Drought-recovery flow for native fish in Severn River

Native fish in the Severn River will soon benefit from a release of water for the environment from Pindari Dam.

  • 16 Oct 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

Energy storage project to strengthen grid reliability in NSW

Improved energy storage in New South Wales has received a boost with the installation of a new battery to help keep the lights on in households and businesses. Transmission network service provider TransGrid is installing a 50 MW/75 MWh grid connected lithium ion battery at its Wallgrove substation in Western Sydney.

  • 23 Oct 2020

'Critical' status for billion-dollar regional pumped hydro project

The billion-dollar Oven Mountain pumped hydro project has been declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure by the NSW Government, kick-starting the country’s largest Renewable Energy Zone and unlocking opportunities for 600 regional jobs.

  • 12 Oct 2020

Port Stephens koala sanctuary opens its doors

A state-of-the-art koala sanctuary in Port Stephens will today open its doors, providing vital protection for the iconic aussie marsupial thanks to $3 million in funding from the NSW Government.

  • 25 Sep 2020

New vessel and equipment boost firefighters' safety this summer

Sydney’s bushfire fighting capabilities will be boosted ahead of summer, with the NSW Government today unveiling a new purpose-built vessel and announcing the roll-out of new safety equipment for National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) firefighting vehicles.

  • 25 Sep 2020

Bilbies return to Sturt National Park after 100 year absence

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has today announced the successful reintroduction of the bilby, into a large cat and fox-free area, at Sturt National Park more than a century since they were declared extinct in NSW.

  • 24 Sep 2020