Latest Environment and Heritage media releases

Hazard Reduction burn planned for Beowa National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to conduct a hazard reduction burn in Beowa National Park from Thursday 18 April 2024, weather permitting.

  • 17 Apr 2024

New $7 million facility for national parks and Worimi Conservation Lands board in Hunter Coast

A milestone event on Friday saw the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Worimi Conservation Lands board unveil a state-of-the-art facility catering to 40 staff members in Anna Bay, in the Hunter Coast area.

  • 17 Apr 2024

Hazard reduction burn in Warrumbungle National Park

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning to conduct a hazard reduction burn in Warrumbungle National Park in central-west NSW, beginning Monday 15 April, weather permitting.

  • 12 Apr 2024

Improvement works enhance safety and visitor experience at Perrys lookdown

A major upgrade to the Perrys lookdown is now complete, enhancing safety and visitor amenities at the popular precinct.

  • 11 Apr 2024

Storm damage forces temporary closure of Wattamolla Visitor Precinct

The Wattamolla Visitor Precinct will be temporarily closed until at least Friday 19 April 2024 due to significant damage caused by recent storms and flooding.

  • 11 Apr 2024

Latest ministerial media releases

Blue Mountains landholders protecting our environment

Minister for Climate Change and the Environment Penny Sharpe has praised the efforts of locals in the Blue Mountains who have protected threatened habitats and species under an agreement with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

  • 10 Apr 2024

From crisis to conservation: almost 100 Bellinger River snapping turtles in largest release yet

In a significant milestone for one of the most critically endangered species, 97 zoo-bred Bellinger River snapping turtles have been released into the Bellinger River on Gumbaynggirr Country in a collaborative effort with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program and Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

  • 08 Apr 2024

NSW Government delivers over $1.1 million in grants for environmental education projects

More than $1.1 million has been awarded to 8 organisations to implement key environmental education initiatives in their local communities, under the NSW Environmental Trust’s Environmental Education Grants Program.

  • 08 Apr 2024

$220,000 to save koalas in South Western Sydney

Signs alerting drivers to slow down and look out for koalas will be installed in hotspots in the Wollondilly and Liverpool areas thanks to more NSW Government funding.

  • 04 Apr 2024

Grand Cliff Top Walk unveiled in Blue Mountains

Today marks the official opening of the new 19-kilometre Grand Cliff Top Walk in the Blue Mountains, providing bushwalkers with a seamless journey all the way from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba.

  • 24 Mar 2024