Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

NSW’s world class climate science research expands to WA

NSW’s gold standard climate projection modelling has been adopted interstate, ensuring a consistent approach to climate science and information.

  • 24 May 2022

Warning on Illegal firewood collection

With winter on the way, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reminding residents across the Central West and North West NSW that it is illegal to collect firewood in national parks, state conservation areas and nature reserves

  • 20 May 2022

Search and rescue operation for Illawarra's endangered plants

An emergency services training operation in Budderoo National Park unfolded into a real-life search and rescue mission for the threatened and rarely seen waterfall greenhood orchid.

  • 18 May 2022

First standard biodiversity certification for Yass Valley housing development

Applied for the first time in New South Wales, biodiversity certification will provide up-front protection for the environment at the Woodbury Ridge Estate housing development near Sutton.

  • 17 May 2022

Newcastle's most iconic building recognised as state heritage

The Roundhouse, a well-known landmark building in Newcastle’s civic precinct, has been added to the State Heritage Register.

  • 16 May 2022

Latest ministerial media releases

State's first hydrogen bus to hit Central Coast streets

The state’s first trial of a hydrogen-powered electric bus will begin on the Central Coast later this year, as the NSW Government transitions its fleet to zero emission technology.

  • 25 May 2022

Pollution prevention proceeding at Prospect Creek

Prospect Creek’s water health will gain a boost thanks to $100,001 in support funding from the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program – planning stream announced today.

  • 25 May 2022

Days away from lightweight bag ban

Marking a major pivot away from single-use plastics, the NSW Government’s ban on lightweight plastic bags will come into force next week.

  • 23 May 2022

Private landholders offered funding to protect NSW koala habitat

The NSW Government is releasing funding support for private landholders to protect koala habitat in the Northern Tablelands as one of the first actions under the new NSW Koala Strategy.

  • 19 May 2022

NSW and Denmark join forces on road to net zero

New South Wales is teaming up with Denmark on ways to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

  • 16 May 2022