Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

Somersby Falls undergoes stage 2 upgrades in Brisbane Water National Park

The popular Somersby Falls picnic area in Brisbane Water National Park near Gosford will remain closed until June 2024 as it undergoes a significant upgrade.

  • 30 Nov 2023

Environmental water release buoys Hunter River's health and native fish

Environmental water released into the Hunter River helped native fish migrate over key barriers while supporting the river’s overall health, final reports have found.

  • 30 Nov 2023

Ferry wharf construction to affect Christmas Day celebrations at Kamay Botany Bay National Park

The foreshore precinct and Monument walking track in Kamay Botany Bay National Park, both popular spots for picnickers during the festive season, are currently closed to the public due to the ferry wharf construction project in Kurnell.

  • 23 Nov 2023

Construction underway on Lost City Walking Track and Glow Worm Tunnel pathway

Ground has been broken at the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area, with construction of the Lost City Walking Track now underway as part of a $49.5 million NSW Government commitment to establish Lithgow as a premier tourism destination.

  • 20 Nov 2023

Dangerous excursion into national park flood recovery works zone costs four-wheel driver almost $5,000

A 4WD driver has been left almost $5,000 out of pocket after illegally entering a flood recovery work zone and becoming stuck in a remote part of Mooball National Park, south east of Murwillumbah.

  • 17 Nov 2023

Latest ministerial media releases

NSW takes action: Climate Change Bill passes Parliament with broad support

The NSW Government's landmark Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill has passed both Houses of Parliament with multi-party support, paving the way for serious action to secure a sustainable future for the people, economy and environment of New South Wales.

  • 30 Nov 2023

New South Wales uses natural enemies to target weeds

The NSW Government is taking action to combat invasive weeds by investing nearly $500,000 into a program that manages 2 Weeds of National Significance with biocontrol agents.

  • 22 Nov 2023

Capacity Investment Scheme supports NSW to deliver 1 GW of cleaner, cheaper, more reliable energy

The Australian and NSW governments are delivering more reliable and secure power with over 1 gigawatt (GW) of dispatchable energy projects being unlocked across NSW.

  • 22 Nov 2023

New round of Blue Plaques recognises the stories of NSW

Fourteen new Blue Plaque recipients have been chosen to highlight significant people and events which have contributed to the rich history of NSW.

  • 20 Nov 2023

Update on the creation of the Great Koala National Park

A Great Koala National Park on the state’s Mid North Coast is a step closer, with the establishment of 3 advisory panels to provide input into the creation of the park.

  • 03 Nov 2023