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Ministerial media releases

Browse NSW Government media releases from the Premier and Deputy Premier, Minister of State, Minister for Digital and Customer Service, and Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation. Visit the relevant departmental website for announcements by other ministers.

The Premier, Minister for Health and Medical Research

COVID-19 restrictions update 6 May

06 May 2021

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, COVID-19 restrictions will be temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney.

Deputy Premier

NSW International Student Awards open for nomination

05 May 2021

Outstanding international students, education providers and organisations are being encouraged to submit their nominations for the 2021 NSW International Student Awards.

Deputy Premier

Australia's first green hydrogen and gas power plant

04 May 2021

NSW is set to become home to Australia’s first dual fuel capable hydrogen/gas power plant following an $83 million funding agreement for the Tallawarra B project in the Illawarra. 

The Premier, Minister for Health and Medical Research

NSW looks to lead the way with mRNA vaccines

04 May 2021

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has brought together the state’s leading experts in mRNA technology as NSW looks to create a new medical manufacturing and research industry.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

New audit program cracking down on crooked certifiers

03 May 2021

The NSW Government has launched a data-led audit regime to target the state’s high
risk building certifiers and triple the number of buildings to come under scrutiny by the
building regulator.

Deputy Premier

Australia's longest road tunnel proposed for Great Western Highway upgrade

03 May 2021

Investigations are now underway to make an 11-kilometre tunnel the central component of an upgraded Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, forming the longest road tunnel in Australia.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

Female changerooms are top priority in $100 million fund for regional NSW

02 May 2021

Female sporting teams across regional NSW will benefit from new and improved facilities and regional towns will soon see even more investment in community infrastructure and programs that will make a big difference to everyday life in the bush, thanks to the $100 million Stronger Country Communities Fund. 

Minister of State, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Powerhouse Discovery Centre to become bigger and better

30 Apr 2021

Part of the Powerhouse Museum’s incredible collection can now be displayed in Sydney’s Hills district following the approval of a $36 million expansion of the Museums Discovery Centre. 

Treasurer, Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service

McDougall Review into icare handed down

30 Apr 2021

The NSW Government acknowledges and welcomes the recommendations of the fast tracked icare and State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 Independent Review, handed down by retired Supreme Court Judge Hon. Robert McDougall QC today.

Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service

New 24-hour economy liquor reforms take effect

30 Apr 2021

The next round of changes to NSW liquor laws comes into effect today to further support Sydney’s nightlife and encourage a vibrant and safe 24-hour economy.

Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service

Piawe remediation program and review

30 Apr 2021

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello today announced NSW Treasury and the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) will work with icare to speed up the remediation process for injured workers who have been underpaid due to historical miscalculation of payments.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

Unmasking the impacts of COVID-19 on workplace mental health

29 Apr 2021

The full extent of the toll COVID-19 has taken on workplace mental health in NSW has been revealed with the release today of the results of a landmark study into the psychological impacts of the pandemic.

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