2020 media releases

  1. End-of-life planning not a priority for most

    13 August 2020
    Departmental media release

    A new report shows more than 70 per cent of survey participants were not inclined to plan ahead for funeral services for themselves or their families.

  2. Narrabri Showground's new caretaker cottage

    Smoking ceremony completes Narrabri Showground

    12 August 2020
    Ministerial media release

    A traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony was held at Narrabri Showground on 12 August to mark completion of a NSW Government-funded replacement of the showground caretaker’s residence.

  3. NSW Government logo

    Lachlan general security water restrictions lifted

    10 August 2020
    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced the lifting of temporary water restrictions for general security account water in the Lachlan regulated river water source.

  4. Mollee-Narrabri

    NSW first in Australia measuring floodplain harvesting

    6 August 2020
    Departmental media release

    NSW will be the first state in Australia to measure floodplain harvesting as part of its historic water reform action plan.

  5. NSW Government logo

    $3 million Covid-19 stimulus for Scouts, Girl Guides, and PCYC Clubs

    6 August 2020
    Departmental media release

    A range of Scouts, Girl Guides, and PCYC facilities located on Crown land will get a boost with the NSW Government providing $3 million assistance from its COVID-19 stimulus program.

  6. Rising river alert - Snowy river below Jindabyne dam - July

    20 July 2020
    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Monday 27 July 2020.

  7. Darling River at The Coach and Horses Campground Wilga Station near Wilcannia

    Independent panel releases draft assessment of Northern Basin first flush event

    13 July 2020
    Departmental media release

    The first stage of the Independent Panel Assessment of the Management of the 2020 Northern Basin First Flush Event has been completed and a draft report is now available, Secretary of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Jim Betts has announced.

  8. Draft plan to shape Crown land for communities

    9 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The NSW Government is calling on the community to have their say on how to manage the State’s vast Crown land assets now and into the future, with the draft State Strategic Plan released for public feedback today.

  9. Companies held to account by water regulator

    3 July 2020
    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    The state’s water regulator is holding two companies to account in separate prosecutions for alleged breaches of the Water Management Act 2000.

  10. Caravan park on crown land

    COVID-19 rental relief for Crown land lease and licence holders

    3 July 2020
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

    Eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and endured financial losses during COVID-19 will be able to apply for rent relief from the NSW Government.