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Environment

Level 1 water restrictions lifted in Greater Sydney

01 Dec 2020

From 1 December 2020, Level 1 Water restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra will be lifted and replaced with Water Wise Guidelines.

Living in NSW

Rescue a pet in need this Christmas

30 Nov 2020

Families thinking about welcoming a new pet cat or dog into their home this Christmas are being encouraged to ‘adopt not shop’.

Living in NSW

$100 vouchers to support local economy

18 Nov 2020

NSW residents will receive $100 worth of vouchers to use for dining and entertainment to help support local businesses and jobs.
 

Environment

New wildlife hospital for Taronga Zoo Sydney

12 Nov 2020

A brand new state-of-the-art wildlife hospital will open at Taronga Zoo by 2024.

Transport

Real-time passenger capacity alerts on Opal app

11 Nov 2020

The Opal Travel app will provide real-time information on physical distancing and passenger capacity to help keep everyone COVID Safe.
 

Health

Mandatory customer check in for NSW venues

11 Nov 2020

Recording customer information digitally will become mandatory for many NSW venues and businesses from Monday 23 November 2020.

 

Environment

NSW beaches cleanest on record

05 Nov 2020

The latest Beachwatch report has revealed the water quality across NSW beaches and waterways is the cleanest on record.

Arts & Culture

Funding to support Sydney CBD activations

04 Nov 2020

CBD activation grants are available to businesses, creatives and community groups to help encourage people back into the city centre.

Tourism

New regulations for short-term rentals

29 Oct 2020

A mandatory Code of Conduct will be introduced for short-term rentals in NSW to protect the rights of hosts, guests and neighbours.
 

Emergency Services

$192 million funding for bushfire inquiry initiatives

27 Oct 2020

The funding will protect NSW communities, properties and provide extra support for emergency workers. 

Living in NSW

Statewide crackdown on illegal puppy factories

23 Oct 2020

A new taskforce will inspect puppy breeding facilities across NSW, making sure they meet the NSW Government’s animal welfare requirements.

 

Education

Faster internet for all NSW public schools

22 Oct 2020

The $328 million upgrade will provide students with the fastest internet access for a public education system in Australia.

 

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