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Ministerial media releases

2018 Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards finalists announced

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced 24 NSW and 8 ACT finalists for the 2018 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW and ACT Emergency Services Community Awards.

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Independent investigation to be held into Bega Valley bush fire

The NSW Government today announced that ex-Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty AO APM will undertake an independent review into the Bega Valley fire.

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Recovery coordinator appointed for Bega Valley fire

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the appointment of Euan Ferguson as Recovery Coordinator to manage recovery efforts on the South Coast after the Bega Valley fire.

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$4 million for new bushfire research hub

The NSW Government has provided $4 million and launched a new Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub, Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced today.

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Minister urges public to remain prepared with ongoing dry conditions

The NSW Government and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are reminding the public to remain vigilant to the threat of fire, with more than 11,000 bush and grass fires recorded across the state so far this bush fire season.

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Assistance for bush fire affected communities in NSW

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced disaster assistance for several communities affected by recent bush fires.

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Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai Rural Fire Service in a strong position for summer

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today joined Member for Hornsby Matt Kean, Member for Ku-Ring-Gai Alister Henskens and Member for Epping Damien Tudehope at the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Fire Control Centre today to meet local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteer firefighters and inspect new vehicles.

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Nancy Bird takes flight to fight fires

The waterbombing DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) tasked with protecting lives and property from bush fires this summer has been named “Nancy Bird”, in honour of renowned Australian aviator Nancy Bird Walton AO OBE.

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Emergency Service volunteers honoured at memorial

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today paid tribute to the men and women who have died while performing duties as emergency service volunteers.

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