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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.

Deputy Premier

Royalties for Rejuvenation funding the future for coal mining communities

The NSW Government has today launched a bold program to set aside a portion of coal mining royalties to ensure coal mining communities have a strong future for decades to come. 

Minister of State

Appointment of New Executive Director, Aboriginal Languages Trust

The Aboriginal Languages Trust has appointed respected Aboriginal leader, Clare McHugh as its new Executive Director, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Don Harwin announced today.

Deputy Premier

NSW Government to release Wollar site and prohibit open cut at Dartbrook

Regional communities and industries will have greater clarity about the future with the NSW Government today announcing further details about potential coal projects at the Wollar area in the Central West and Dartbrook in the Upper Hunter.

Deputy Premier

NSW Government and Shenhua agree to end Watermark project

The NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (Shenhua) (Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Ltd) have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project. 

Minister of State

Regional NSW to Host Travelling Film Festival

Lismore, Murwillumbah, Orange, Young, and Warrawong are the newest destinations for Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival, a major cultural offering that is bringing Australian and international features, short films, and documentaries from across the globe directly to our regions.

Deputy Premier

NSW Government to continue locally led clean-up efforts

Following the extraordinary flood recovery efforts of the Deputy Premier’s multi-agency Strike Force comprising of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Government’s Public Works Advisory (PWA) will now work with councils to pick up the bulk of the remaining clean-up and waste removal work and continue specialised recovery efforts in NSW.

The Premier

Record school building program continues

Five new and upgraded schools will open in Term 2 benefitting more than 4400 students across NSW. 

The Premier

Mad Max prequel Furiosa to be filmed in NSW

The long-awaited prequel to George Miller’s Academy Award Winning Mad Max: Fury Road is set to be filmed in NSW, and expected to become the biggest film ever to be made in Australia. 

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Safe cladding products endorsed by expert panel

NSW Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson has today announced a major milestone for Project Remediate with the release of an independent report outlining four safe and non-flammable product categories that represent the first tranche to replace high-risk cladding.

Deputy Premier

State's largest clean-up of shorelines and waterways underway

The state’s largest ever clean-up of its shorelines and rivers, following the recent floods and storms, is well underway. 

Deputy Premier

Community feedback delivers better bypasses for Singleton and Muswellbrook

The NSW Government is powering ahead with plans for the Singleton bypass, announcing it will build a full interchange for the bypass with the Putty Road.

Minister of State

Paul Miller PSM Appointed NSW Ombudsman

Paul Miller PSM has been appointed NSW Ombudsman, after acting in the role since August 2020, the Special Minister of State Don Harwin has announced.

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