The storm ripped roofs off a number of buildings in Maclean, including the Clarence Hotel. Photo: James Ryan

Wild weather hits NSW north coast with more storms forecast

Wild weather causes extensive damage to northern NSW, flooding in Queensland The roof of a small town pub has been ripped off by severe winds in NSW while motorists have been stranded... Read more »
Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia

$1.8 billion announced to protect NSW’s environment and heritage

The NSW Government has committed $1.8 billion in this year’s budget to protect the state’s environment and heritage, Environment and Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. “The NSW Government’s priority is to... Read more »
NSW infrastructure

Billion dollar boost for regional NSW

NSW Government will invest in transport, energy, water and projects that turbocharge regional economies Regional NSW will receive record investment under the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, announced in the... Read more »
The Hermitage Gledswood Hills developed by Sekisui House

Greenfield Housing Code to make NSW suburbs greener

Greenfield Housing Code to ensure that new residential suburbs were leafier and more environmentally friendly A proposed new Greenfield Housing Code will increase housing supply by making it easier and greener to... Read more »
Vivid Sydney 2017, Sydney Opera House, Lighting of The Sails Audio Creatures 24/5/2017 Photo James Horan

Sydney lights up for annual Vivid Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney lights up with spectacular display of colour and creativity A brilliant array of colour, music and creativity will shine upon Sydney for the next 23 nights as the world’s largest festival... Read more »
Darling Square Sydney

Approval of Darling Square to transform Sydney

The NSW Government has approved a plan to beautify and provide greatly improved facilities at the site of the former Entertainment Centre site, known as Darling Square, which is the final piece... Read more »
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Fire and Rescue NSW opens news state-of-the-art headquarters

The Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today officially opened the new $23 million Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) headquarters in Greenacre. Mr Grant said the official opening ushered in a new... Read more »

Toyota’s investment in Western Sydney to create hundreds of jobs

The approval of a warehouse and distribution facility for spare parts for Toyota Australia at Kemps Creek could mean about 200 jobs for the area, Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts... Read more »
L-R Transport minister Andrew Constance, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Rodd Staples program director for Sydney Metro pictured at the Windsor Rd Bridge construction site for Sydney Metro at Rouse Hill on May 8, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ben Rushton/Fairfax Media)

Skytrain bridge brings Sydney Metro a step closer

The metro rail line to Sydney’s north-west is one step closer to completion with the unveiling of a “mini-Anzac Bridge” over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill. The deck of the landmark Sydney... Read more »
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NSW drops Safe Schools program, to be replaced by new anti-bullying plan

The NSW government has announced it will replace the Safe Schools Coalition program with a new anti-bullying strategy. Three years after it was launched by the Abbott government, the insidious Safe Schools... Read more »
Blacktown Hospital

NSW’s Blacktown Hospital will have “the best of the best” health care

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says Blacktown Hospital will have “the best of the best” Blacktown will have “the best of the best” health care according to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.... Read more »
NSW RFS Cadet of the Year Javen Ricevuto (Balranald Central School) and NSW RFS Young Volunteer of the Year Alexander Slade (12-15 years) from Williamtown/Salt Ash Brigade and Elizabeth Butt (16-25 years) from Bendick Murrell Brigade.

NSW recognises contribution of young volunteers in emergency services

NSW appreciates engagement and commitment of young people in emergency service volunteering NSW has announced awards to recognise the achievements of young cadets and volunteers in the NSW Emergency Services. Minister for Emergency Services... Read more »
Mitchell Library in Sydney

NSW announces $4 million funding for Public Libraries

31 local councils will receive grants to improve public library buildings, spaces and information technology for NSW communities. The NSW Government has announced $4 million in funding for public libraries across the... Read more »
Local residents paddle down the main street on Friday in Billinudgel.

Cyclone Debbie: Three dead, two people feared missing in Queensland floodwaters

Elderly man’s body recovered as Queensland and NSW flood death toll rises to three Three people have died and two others are missing in south Queensland, as parts of the Logan River... Read more »

Sydney’s Central Station to be transformed

Sydney’s Central station to be transformed with underground walkway to platforms and shops Sydney’s Central Station will receive a brand new underground concourse to better connect passengers to trains, buses, light rail... Read more »
High tech NSW new vehicles have been dubbed 'Supermax on wheels'.

High-tech ‘Supermax on wheels’ terrorist vehicles revealed in NSW

Most dangerous prisoners in NSW will now be transported in two custom-built armoured vehicles dubbed ‘Supermax on wheels’ The most dangerous prisoners in NSW will now be transported in two custom-built armoured vehicles... Read more »

NSW boosts renewable energy supplies with Energy Action Plan

NSW increases renewable energy but lags behind other states and national target NSW is well on the way to completing all actions in the Renewable Energy Action Plan, the Government’s plan that... Read more »

NSW leading the nation on small business growth

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals an additional 20,000 actively trading small businesses set up in NSW in the 2015-16 financial year. Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business,... Read more »

NSW Seniors Festival 2017 kicks off

NSW Seniors Festival started on March 3 and runs until March 12 Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies launched the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival, which runs until 12 March. “With the theme Let’s... Read more »
Firefighters battle the Northcliffe blaze. Photo: Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Disaster assistance for NSW communities affected by bushfires

Disaster assistance has been made available for communities across the NSW state that have been affected by the recent bushfires. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said a range of disaster assistance... Read more »
Sydney's first Metro station takes shape. Photo: Sydney Metro

Sydney’s first Metro station takes shape

The Hills are alive with public transport Australia’s biggest public transport project and Sydney’s first metro station  is taking shape at Cudgegong Road. The booming North-West region will get an unprecedented boost... Read more »
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner.

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner retires from politics

NSW health minister Jillian Skinner’s retirement news comes week after Mike Baird’s resignation and as new premier Gladys Berejiklian considers reshuffle The New South Wales health minister, Jillian Skinner, has announced her... Read more »
Premier Mike Baird embraces his family after the press conference announcing his resignation. Photo: Janie Barrett

Why I’m disappointed Mike Baird quit politics

Our governments simply don’t think, even strategise, longer-term. They are mostly “reactive” not “proactive”. By John Hewson While I understand and accept his personal reasons, I am personally disappointed that Mike Baird... Read more »
NSW Premier Mike Baird

Mike Baird resigns as NSW Premier, retires from politics

The NSW Liberal leader says he was always in politics to make a difference and ‘then move on’ The New South Wales premier, Mike Baird, has announced his retirement from the premiership suddenly... Read more »