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News and updates

Stay up to date with our snapshot of what's making news in NSW National Parks.

For comprehensive news and media releases, please visit the media newsroom on the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) website.

  • 29 April 2016

    New land for Heathcote National Park

    Heathcote National Park gained an additional 6.9ha of land worth $2.6 million today, NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced.

  • 27 April 2016

    18 hectares of Hunter Wetlands restored

    Restoration work on 18 hectares of migratory wading bird habitat in the Hunter Wetlands National Park will start next month, NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman said today.

  • 22 March 2016

    Extraordinary Orchid Adventures at Fitzroy Falls

    Leading orchid-expert and 'living treasure' Alan Stephenson will be hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, where he will lead a guided walk through Morton National Park, sharing his passion and extraordinary knowledge of local orchid species.

  • 21 March 2016

    Have your say on plans for Barrenjoey Head

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is asking the community for feedback on concept plans for Barrenjoey Head that went on public exhibition today (21 March).

  • 15 March 2016

    Gwydir Wetlands open to the public

    The Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area (SCA), near Moree, is open to the public from now until the end of May as bird life returns to this internationally recognised wetland.

  • 01 March 2016

    NSW National Parks protect South Coast Koalas

    Environment Minister Mark Speakman, Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair and Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced the establishment of four new Flora Reserves on the NSW Far South Coast, which will provide protection to the last known local koala population.

  • 12 November 2015

    NPWS tree removal to boost endangered species

    Preparations for an ecological burn in the unique Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath within Arakwal National Park continue as part of the Restoration Management Plan for the threatened endangered ecological community.

  • 23 October 2015

    Warrumbungle snap: citizen post-fire project

    Snapping a few shots while sightseeing in the Warrumbungle National Park just got a whole lot more important, with the Office of Environment and Heritage hoping holidaying citizens can help them out with scientific research.

  • 19 October 2015

    Thredbo valley track ready for summer

    The Thredbo Valley track has re-opened for summer and is now ready for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy thanks to Jindabyne Trail Stewardship volunteers.

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Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer