Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Caught on camera: Echidna love train crashes malleefowl mound

A project calling citizen scientists to scroll through thousands of images of a malleefowl mound has captured a rarely seen echidna love train crashing in a mound for the night.

  • 04 Dec 2019

Armidale squirrel glider educates kindy class

When a Department of Planning Industry and Environment employee found a recently deceased squirrel glider at his home just outside Armidale, he turned tragedy into educational opportunity.

  • 29 Nov 2019

20th Green Globe winners making a resilient NSW

An outstanding range of innovative projects from across NSW have been showcased in the 2019 winning line-up for the 20th annual Green Globe Awards.

  • 28 Nov 2019

Emergency temporary air quality monitors installed on NSW north coast

Residents of Taree, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Lismore – Ballina will have access to hourly air quality updates following the installation of temporary air quality incident monitors in response to the ongoing bushfires burning in their areas.

  • 23 Nov 2019

Bronze for Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre at NSW Tourism Awards

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre has picked up a coveted Bronze at the NSW Tourism awards.

  • 15 Nov 2019

Latest ministerial media releases

Barangaroo becomes Australia's first carbon neutral precinct

Barangaroo has become the first urban precinct in Australia to be awarded carbon neutral status.

  • 06 Dec 2019

Funding to bring sand to Stockton for school holidays

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock today announced an additional $175,000 of funding for the City of Newcastle Council to begin work to boost sand volumes on Stockton Beach.

  • 25 Nov 2019

Affordable, reliable power for NSW

Households across NSW are expected to save $40 per year on their electricity bills and the State will have one of the highest reliability targets in the world under the NSW Electricity Strategy, released today.

  • 22 Nov 2019

Premier declares State of Emergency in NSW

The NSW Government has taken a critical step to protect the residents of the State from bushfires by declaring a State of Emergency ahead of catastrophic conditions predicted for this week.

  • 11 Nov 2019

New support for State's 5,600 wildlife heroes

The NSW Government is providing an additional $1.47 million support for the State's dedicated army of volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to help them meet the growing demands of rescuing more than 100,000 animals every year.

  • 10 Nov 2019