Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

COVID 19 forces temporary closure of roads and day visitor areas in Munmorah State Conservation Area

All roads, car parks and day use areas in Munmorah State Conservation Area will be temporarily closed to vehicles to support measures to protect the community from spread of COVID-19.

  • 07 Apr 2020

COVID-19 forces temporary closure of Dudley Beach Road and carpark

Dudley Beach Road and car park in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be temporarily closed to vehicles to support measures to protect the community from spread of COVID-19.

  • 03 Apr 2020

First record of quolls at Tilbuster, north of Armidale, in 17 years

A chicken thief at Tilbuster north of Armidale has proved to be the first local sighting of threatened spotted-tailed quoll for 17 years.

  • 01 Apr 2020

No beach driving or camping at Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands

Temporary measures in place as of 26 March 2020.

  • 27 Mar 2020

NSW NPWS close campgrounds and high visitation areas

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds, visitor centres, high-visitation areas, and historic sites from 26 March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

  • 26 Mar 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

Greater financial support for councils to address coastal erosion

The NSW Government has today announced it is increasing financial assistance to councils to help mitigate coastal erosion risks and restore degraded coastal habitats.

  • 07 Apr 2020

Dr Paul Grimes appointed head of Environment Energy and Science

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Grimes to the role of Coordinator General Environment, Energy and Science after an extensive national search and competitive process.

  • 06 Apr 2020

RFS Commissioner Fitzsimmons to lead new Resilience NSW agency

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced the creation of a new NSW Government agency, Resilience NSW, which will drive world-leading disaster preparedness and recovery approach for the NSW community.

  • 06 Apr 2020

NSW to lead the nation on emissions reduction

The NSW economy will see over $11.6 billion of private investment and 2,400 new jobs under Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

  • 14 Mar 2020

Seeds of hope for koalas

To celebrate World Wildlife Day, the NSW Government has announced 6 new koala habitat restoration projects, which include planting 50,000 koala feed tree seedlings, in the Northern Rivers and Far South Coast regions.

  • 03 Mar 2020