Media Releases

Field of mungbeans being grown in summer trial

Northern NSW growers are set to benefit from a new $1.3 million investment in new, regionally-specific mungbean and sorghum research aimed at improving productivity.

Drones to eye more beaches this summer [PDF]

- Ministerial

Beachgoers in NSW will have extra protection in the sky this summer, with the Government’s drone program expanded to more NSW beaches. In partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW), 15 beaches will have drones assisting lifeguards and lifesavers to spot any potential risks in the water as they happen.

Ag and Food tech comes to town

- Agriculture

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is bringing the latest in ‘ag-tech’ to Sydney today in a showcase of advances and opportunities in agriculture.

Fishing lockouts off the table [PDF]

- Fishing; Ministerial

The NSW Government has today committed that there will be no loss of fishing rights or access under the proposed marine park sites put forward by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA).

Hendra virus confirmed near Tweed Heads

- Biosecurity

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging horse owners to remain vigilant, following confirmation of Hendra virus infection in an unvaccinated horse near Tweed Heads.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services are proud to jointly support the 21stAustralasian Weeds Conference, hosted by the Weed Society of New South Wales on behalf of the Council of Australasian Weed Societies Inc. held in Sydney from 9-12 September.

Rainfall welcomed but not drought breaking

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has today released the latest State Seasonal Update, which indicates NSW received welcome widespread rainfall throughout August; however 99.8 per cent of NSW remains in drought.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will be the feature exhibitor at this year’s Australian National Field Days to be held from 25 to 27 October at Borenore.

Women living and working in regional and rural NSW are invited to register for the 26th NSW Rural Women’s Gathering, which will be hosted in the seaside town of Merimbula, on NSW’s Sapphire Coast from 19-21 October, 2018.