Media Releases

Non-native marine algae detected in Botany Bay

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has recently detected two non-native marine seaweed pests in NSW waters for the first time, and community members have been asked to report any sightings.

Small businesses and councils affected by the bushfires can apply for a suite of financial assistance packages thanks to the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

Local jobs and contracts for local suppliers are on the cards thanks to a new partnership between NSW Department of Primary Industries and Chilterns Catering and Events, a Peter Rowland company.

Two people have been charged under new laws introduced last year by the NSW Government which target and crackdown on illegal farm invaders.

Livestock grazing risks after rain

- Agriculture; Drought

With recent rain welcomed across some areas of eastern parts of the State, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging farmers to be aware of risks to livestock through changes in feed quality and nutrition.

Dr Amanda Clear (left) and Dr Sarah Britton (right)

NSW & UK join forces to protect primary industry

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries is collaborating with the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to take advantage and build on the UK’s strategy to manage African swine fever.

Doors open for $75,000 Primary Producer Grants

- Ministerial

Primary producers affected by bush fires can now apply for a Special Disaster Grant of up to $75,000 to help pay for recovery costs thanks to a joint initiative by the State and Federal Governments.

The SW Slopes forestry industry has begun salvage operations in burnt softwood plantations, with most of the merchantable burnt timber expected to be recoverable over the coming year.

The NSW Government is ramping up its support for bushfire affected farmers in Southern NSW as the number of livestock confirmed to have perished across the State exceeds 13,000.

Dr Gordon Refshauge

Tender now open for top sheep tool

- Agriculture; Research & Development

NSW Department of Primary Industries has sought partners to deliver a new hand-held device, which offers sheep producers the potential to boost flock reproduction rates.