The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has conducted an inspection at Ellis State Forest, inland from Coffs Harbour, in response to allegations that four giant trees had been unlawfully harvested and seven giant trees were damaged during forestry operations.
More than 50 cubic meters of flood debris and a 12-tonne pontoon has been cleared from the sensitive Ukerebagh Nature Reserve at Tweed Heads by NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) flood clean-up crews assisted by rangers from the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), Tweed Aboriginal Co-operative Society Limited and Tweed Shire Council.
A key flood clean-up program has been expanded to assist private landowners in affected areas remove debris from their land following this year’s destructive floods.
A small number of residents in the town of Broke in the Hunter Valley are receiving assistance from the NSW Rural Fire Service and Singleton Council to pump out large pools of water on their properties following recent heavy rain and flash flooding. Removal of water from impacted properties has been happening since 13 July 2022.
Flood-affected communities are being further supported through the extension of a range of flood recovery programs to safely clear debris and hazardous chemicals from land and waterways.
To mark the beginning of Plastic Free July, the NSW Government is partnering with 17 organisations to help communities around the state stop using single-use plastic.
More than 12,000 additional tonnes of solar panels and batteries will be diverted from landfill every year thanks to five projects receiving a total of $7.4 million in NSW Government funding support.
Remediation of a former waste oil facility in the Maitland suburb of Rutherford is set to begin, with the land now in the hands of the NSW Government.
Find community updates on issues currently being managed by the EPA.
We are exploring opportunities to assist small businesses and community organisations manage stock leftover after the ban on the supply of lightweight plastic bags (35 microns or less) begins on 1 June 2022.
Find out how to keep your community safe after flooding; what to do with waste material and hazardous materials; and how to clean a flood-affected property.
Communities and industry in NSW now have certainty around acceptable locations for energy from waste with the new energy from waste Regulation now in place.