2021 media releases

  1. King Street jetty - Warrawong

    Lake Illawarra Jetties reopen for summer

    24 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    Two popular community jetties in the Illawarra have been reopened for the summer holiday season following the completion of upgrade projects.

  2. NSW Government logo

    Hypoxic blackwater in western and southern NSW

    23 December 2021
    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is warning hypoxic blackwater conditions are occurring along the Barwon-Darling River, which have impacted fish, causing some recent deaths.

  3. NSW Government logo

    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

    22 December 2021
    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 a series of increased flow events between 19 and 29 December 2021.

  4. Goats in a field

    Goat trial on Crown land to reduce bushfire risk

    21 December 2021
    Departmental media release

    Crown land near Mudgee in the Central West, Coolatai in North Western NSW and Rosewood in the Riverina is being used for trials of the use of goats to help assist with bushfire mitigation.

  5. New wetland boardwalk on Hume and Hovell Track

    Hume and Hovell track section complete and ready for walkers

    17 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    A popular section of the spectacular Hume and Hovell Track near Tumbarumba is now open to the public again, after a long road to recovery following the extensive damage caused by the 2019/2020 bushfires.

  6. View of creek and park

    Action plan brings water jobs to our regions

    17 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is investing $1.175 million for 200 new trainee places each year in NSW under a new plan to tackle the critical skills shortage in the water operations sector.

  7. Official opening of the new Walgett PCYC

    New Walgett PCYC a model for the future

    16 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    A new $7.5 million Police Citizen’s Youth Club has been officially opened on Crown land at Walgett in a joint project between the NSW Government, PCYC NSW and Walgett Shire Council.

  8. Flood work infrastructure in New South Wales.

    Improving floodplain connections program

    16 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government will soon begin work on its improving floodplain connections program, targeting high priority unapproved flood works across the northern Basin.

  9. Artist impression of Tathra Headland precinct

    Concept plan released for Tathra Headland precinct

    15 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    A draft concept plan for future upgrades to the Tathra headland precinct has been released by Bega Valley Shire Council for feedback from the South Coast community.

  10. Artist impression of what the refurbished Police Cottage will look like

    Police Cottage refurbishment underway at Emu Plains

    14 December 2021
    Ministerial media release

    Construction has started on the refurbishment of an historic Police Cottage on Crown land at Emu Plains with an official ground-breaking ceremony.