Media Releases

Robust commercial fishing industry a step closer [PDF]

- Fishing; Ministerial

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair welcomed an Upper House inquiry report into the NSW commercial fisheries sector tabled in Parliament today and confirmed that the NSW commercial fisheries Business Adjustment Program will proceed without delay as recommended.

Blue-green algae alert for Lostock Dam [PDF]

- DPI Water

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

A man is led into a police van

Two hunters fail to follow the rules

- Hunting

Two hunters have learnt the hard way after being convicted of breaching NSW game hunting laws in the Wollongong and Cooma regions.

Eligible primary producers affected by the recent devastating bush fires can now apply for assistance under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Map showing the relative soil moisture comparison for January 2017

Scorching summer seasonal conditions

- Agriculture

The scorching summer seasonal conditions impacted on the state’s primary producers through the third-warmest January on record.

Grain growers to benefit from 10 year investment [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and NSW Government have today announced an historic 10-year bilateral agreement, which will see an investment of more than $130 million into grains research and development in NSW.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce has today joined NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair to announce the Commonwealth and NSW Government’s five-year co-investment in two research and development programs which will benefit the sheep and cattle industries

David Hopkins stands among a group of students

NSW DPI China link boosts beef

- Agriculture

A new agreement between the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and a major Asian agricultural university to boost demand for Australian beef in China will be cemented during a visit by Chinese scientists to Cowra next week, Thursday 23 February.

NSW water resource plan consultation gathers pace [PDF]

- DPI Water; Ministerial

Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair said the NSW Government is delivering on a key Basin Plan commitment with the release of eight Water Resource Plan Status and Issues papers to take place on Friday.

Blue-green algae alert for Copeton Dam [PDF]

- DPI Water

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