Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

NPWS and Snowy Monaro Regional Council on lookout for triffids in the midst

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is urging landholders within the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area to the east of the Kosciuszko National Park boundary to remain vigilant and immediately report possible sightings of the invasive Orange Hawkweed plant to Council to protect feed pastures and natural areas.

  • 21 Oct 2021

Apsley Falls Entrance Upgrade Proposal

Walcha's Apsley Falls visitor area is getting a makeover as part of a $180,000 upgrade to facilities at the popular campground.

  • 21 Oct 2021

Burnt Kosciuszko Huts to rise again from ashes

National Parks and Wildlife Service will rebuild almost all the huts damaged by the catastrophic 2019–20 summer bushfires, following an extensive assessment process which considered the significance of each structure.

  • 20 Oct 2021

Time for turtle nest beach patrols

As lockdown lifts and the weather warms up, north coast residents may spot a different type of visitor to local beaches.

  • 19 Oct 2021

Hazard Reduction burn in Goonoo National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has scheduled a hazard reduction burn commencing on Saturday 9 October 2021 in Goonoo National Park about 30 kilometres north east from Dubbo town centre, weather permitting.

  • 08 Oct 2021

Latest ministerial media releases

Kempsey Shire secures $130,000 for a better look at local coastline

Kempsey Shire Council has secured $130,000 in NSW Government funding to further develop its coastal management actions, giving the community even more confidence their local coastline is being protected.

  • 08 Oct 2021

Pin point progress on your local council's Coastal Management Program

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock today announced the release of a new interactive map that allows the community to see the progress coastal councils are making with their Coastal Management Programs (CMP).

  • 01 Oct 2021

Wild horse draft plan for Kosciuszko National Park

The draft plan for the management of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park has today been released for public comment.

  • 01 Oct 2021

$300,000 in NSW Government funding for studies at Lake Innes, Lake Cathie and Cathie Creek

The NSW Government has granted Port Macquarie-Hastings Council $300,000 funding for water studies to improve operations and monitor the health of Lake Innes, Lake Cathie and Cathie Creek.

  • 30 Sep 2021

NSW set to halve emissions by 2030

NSW is set to attract more than $37 billion in investment while slashing emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, under updated projections and objectives released as part of the Net Zero: Stage 1 Implementation Update.

  • 29 Sep 2021