Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

National Parks reopen in time for Australia Day weekend

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is pleased to announce the reopening of large sections of Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo National Parks along with several other locations being opened in time for the Australia Day long weekend.

  • 23 Jan 2020

Native wildlife benefit from right community actions

The NSW south coast community wanting to help fire-affected wildlife are reminded the only safe way to do so is by using injured wildlife hotlines to only report injured wildlife and by not entering firegrounds.

  • 22 Jan 2020

National Parks and Wildlife Service re-opens key tourist sites over the weekend

Key visitor attractions in the fire-affected Blue Mountain National Park and other key sites in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area have re-opened to help attract visitors back to the mountains.

  • 21 Jan 2020

Rain enables Myall Lakes National Park to reopen

After being temporarily closed due to fire risk Myall Lakes National Park has reopened following recent widespread rainfall.

  • 20 Jan 2020

National Parks reopens some Northern Tablelands Parks

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the reopening of Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve, Mother of Ducks Nature Reserve and parts of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

  • 16 Jan 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

Fire fighting mission saves prehistoric pines

A specialist team of remote area firefighters have helped to save the prehistoric Wollemi Pines from this season’s bushfires, confirmed Environment Minister Matt Kean.

  • 15 Jan 2020

Aerial food drops for endangered wildlife

Thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potato are being delivered to endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in fire affected areas as the NSW Government steps in to help.

  • 12 Jan 2020

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