Media Releases

A horse is being cleaned in a purpose built room

Border control of cattle tick

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Livestock owners are reminded they must comply with NSW cattle tick biosecurity regulations when crossing the border from Queensland.

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair announced the NSW Government had deployed its 20th VR4G shark listening station off the NSW coastline.

Blue-green algae alert for Chaffey Dam [PDF]

- DPI Water

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in Chaffey Dam.

Two cows in a paddock, one has the black sensor around its neck

The ability to make step change improvements in livestock productivity and profitability has been made possible via research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and CSIRO.

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf Life Saving (SLS), NSW Police and emergency services in responding to a shark bite off Booti Booti National Park, near Forster this morning.

My thoughts are with the 65 year old man bitten by a white shark near Forster this morning, and with his family and friends who will be with him today.

Blue-green algae alert for Pindari Dam [PDF]

- DPI Water

The Barwon Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in Pindari Dam.

Blue-green algae alert for Wyangala Dam [PDF]

- DPI Water

The Central West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (RACC) has issued a red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae in Wyangala Dam.

2016 sheep peak

- Agriculture

The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) report on sheep enterprise gross margins has delivered good news with gains across the industry.

Disaster assistance available for the North Coast [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced Agricultural Natural Disaster Relief for primary producers within parts of the Ballina, Lismore and Coffs Harbour Local Government Areas, which were affected by a severe weather event in August this year.