2022 media releases

  1. Mehi River in the Gwydir region.

    Draft strategy to deliver secure water future for Gwydir

    1 June 2022
    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment today released the second-round draft Regional Water Strategy for the Gwydir and is calling on the community to have its say on the shortlisted options.

  2. Barwon River near Brewarrina, NSW.

    Have your say on the future of water in Western NSW

    2 June 2022
    Departmental media release

    The Department of Planning and Environment today released the draft NSW Western Regional Water Strategy and is calling on the community to have its say.

  3. Upgrade to unlock Newcastle's creative spark

    1 June 2022
    Ministerial media release

    A former 1800’s police station turned contemporary art space on Crown land in Newcastle has been given a new lease of life with a completed upgrade to allow the historic site to power ahead as a vibrant hub for artists, performers, and audiences.

  4. Sun setting over Norah Head Lighthouse, Norah Head.

    Volunteer of the Year a shining light for community service

    1 June 2022
    Departmental media release

    An 83-year-old Toukley resident who dedicates his time helping maintain the Crown land reserve at historic Norah Head Lighthouse has been named the Central Coast’s Volunteer of the Year.

  5. Murwillumbah Showground's Allan Brown, Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson, Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas, Tweed MP Geoff Provest, and Tweed councillor Warren Polglase

    Support for flood-damaged showgrounds

    31 May 2022
    Ministerial media release

    The NSW Government is investing in the Northern Rivers community by providing $490,000 to repair and upgrade seven showgrounds damaged by recent flooding.

  6. The upper reaches of the Murrumbidgee River. Northern Kosciuszko National Park. New South Wales, Australia.

    Upper Murrumbidgee environmental flows to commence late June

    26 May 2022
    Departmental media release

    The first of three planned high-flow water for environment releases to the Upper Murrumbidgee River will begin on Thursday 23 June, followed by one in late July and the final release in mid-October 2022.

  7. Walka Water Works and surrounds

    Clean-up plan for Maitland’s Walka Water Works

    24 May 2022
    Departmental media release

    The NSW Government will provide over $612,000 to Maitland City Council to undertake a contamination assessment of the Walka Water Works site and prepare a plan to clean-up the reserve.

  8. NSW Government logo

    Rising river alert – Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

    23 May 2022
    Departmental media release

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Tuesday 31 May 2022.

  9. New seawall to improve Kiama Harbour walk

    23 May 2022
    Departmental media release

    Work is underway on a new seawall that will be installed at Kiama Harbour to safeguard the foreshore for future generations, and an accessible waterside walk that will be upgraded, under a $2.1 million investment by the NSW Government.

  10. Millewa pump station on the banks of the Murray River.

    New $7 million pump station for Murray River

    18 May 2022
    Ministerial media release

    Buronga engineering company Makar Group has been awarded the tender for the $7 million replacement of the Millewa pump station on the banks of the Murray River adjacent to Lock 9.