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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, Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales

World’s largest shark management program deployed to NSW beaches

19 Sep 2021

The world’s largest suite of shark management tools and technologies will be deployed to NSW beaches after funding was nearly tripled to $21.4 million to expand the NSW Government’s Shark Management Program.

The Premier, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney

NSW to run home quarantine pilot program

17 Sep 2021

The NSW and Commonwealth governments will launch a home quarantine pilot in Greater Sydney next month, as NSW transitions towards opening up international borders.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

$484 million win for schools and boost for business

17 Sep 2021

More than 250 schools across NSW will receive upgrades, including improvements to playgrounds, science facilities and canteens, providing hundreds of jobs for local businesses. 

Minister of State

Powerhouse Parramatta appoints construction partner

17 Sep 2021

Powerhouse Parramatta has reached a major milestone with the main works contract awarded to deliver the world-class cultural icon in the geographical heart of Sydney.

Deputy Premier

Boost for domestic softwood timber supply

17 Sep 2021

The domestic softwood timber industry in NSW has received a significant boost with the NSW Government directing Forestry Corporation to divert selected softwood log exports impacted by the China trade embargo, to domestic markets.

Deputy Premier

Planning changes delivered to prohibit gas exploration in 16 LGAs

17 Sep 2021

The NSW Government has given effect to its Future of Gas Statement, with historic amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), helping deliver a 77 per cent reduction of areas available for gas exploration in NSW.

Deputy Premier

Changes to stay-at-home orders for Regional NSW Local Government Areas

16 Sep 2021

Stay-at-home orders will be lifted for Bega, Blayney, Bogan, Cabonne, Dungog, Forbes, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Parkes, Singleton, Snowy Monaro and Upper Hunter Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 1pm today (Thursday 16 September).

Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service

Western Sydney embraces Digital Photo Card

15 Sep 2021

Customers in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains have given the NSW Government’s Digital Photo Card trial the thumbs up, with almost 20 per cent of those eligible (24,697 out of a possible 127,290) opting for the digital version of the card.

Deputy Premier, Treasurer

COVID support payments expanded for workers and vulnerable communities across NSW

14 Sep 2021

The NSW Government today announced an additional $287.5 million in COVID-19 financial support to assist workers and vulnerable communities in metropolitan, regional and rural NSW.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Roads

Historic Blue Mountains tunnel a step closer

13 Sep 2021

Plans to build Australia’s longest road tunnel between Blackheath and Little Hartley are powering ahead, with a major contract awarded for the environmental assessment.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Energy and Environment

Certainty for community and industry on energy from waste

10 Sep 2021

The NSW Government has released the Energy From Waste Infrastructure Plan, providing certainty for communities and investors and creating opportunities for NSW to lead the way in the delivery of world-class alternative energy projects.

Deputy Premier

NSW Queensland border bubble reinstated

10 Sep 2021


Northern border residents will be able to cross the Queensland border from 1am on Monday 13 September for essential work and essential reasons with the reinstatement of the border bubble, following discussions between the NSW and Queensland Governments.

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