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Ministerial media releases

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

The Premier

NSW police graduates impacted by pandemic honoured with special ceremony

04 Dec 2020

NSW has welcomed 1000 new police officers at a special ceremony paying tribute to the ‘Classes of 2020’, who joined the Police Force to protect our state during the catastrophic bushfire season and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Minister of State

New appointments for cultural institutions

03 Dec 2020

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced four new appointments and twelve reappointments across the NSW State Cultural Institutions, which will take effect from 1 January 2021 for three-year terms.

Minister of State

Screenability filmmakers destined for the big screen in 2021

03 Dec 2020

Emerging filmmakers with disability Samuel Martin, Danni Wright, Jacob Melamed, Digby Webster, Lauren Orrell and their teams have been selected to turn their filmmaking dreams into reality as recipients of the 2021 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Safework targets scrappy sites and dirty dunnies

02 Dec 2020

SafeWork Inspectors will visit construction sites in Wollongong this week, targeting high-risk harms and the hygiene of site amenities including lunchrooms and toilets.
 

The Premier

Major rolling back of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

02 Dec 2020

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission. 
 

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Have your say on changes to how building design and constructions is regulated in NSW

01 Dec 2020

The NSW Government is asking for feedback on proposed regulations that will strengthen the design and construction of buildings in NSW.

 

The Premier

New parks protecting ancient culture

01 Dec 2020

The NSW Government is handing back more than 15,000 hectares of land to Aboriginal owners in the state’s central west which will be reserved to form the new Mt Grenfell National Park and the Mt Grenfell State Conservation Area.

The Premier

More trees across Greater Sydney

01 Dec 2020

New, green life will be breathed into Greater Sydney with more than 40,000 trees to be planted and a series of innovation projects delivered thanks to $10 million in NSW Government grants. 

Deputy Premier

Design unveiled for Manly youth hospice

30 Nov 2020

A unique youth hospice will provide young people living with incurable illness and their families a welcoming and supportive environment during end-of-life care.

Deputy Premier

Give the gift of buying regional this Christmas

29 Nov 2020

The countdown to Christmas is gathering pace but Sydneysiders still have plenty of time to support regional NSW retailers and producers by placing their orders for gifts and stocking stuffers as well as tasty treats, wine and spirits, thanks to the Buy Regional webpage.

Minister for Customer Service

PARK'nPAY app goes live in Willoughby City Council

28 Nov 2020

Drivers living in or visiting Willoughby City Council will be able to pay for and top up their parking online, thanks to the NSW Government’s popular Park’nPay app going live in the area this week. 

The Premier

Free general admission to upgraded Australian Museum

26 Nov 2020

Visitors to the Australian Museum will soon be able to explore the $57.5 million renovation that has delivered an increase in floor space for exhibitions, the introduction of education facilities, a new museum shop open and a second café.

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