Ministerial media releases
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.
Published Date: 09 Feb 2018Read More
To mark the first official day of summer, the NSW Government is calling on communities right across the state to do their bit to make this holiday season a safe one.
Published Date: 01 Dec 2017Read More
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.
Published Date: 14 Nov 2017Read More
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.
Published Date: 10 Nov 2017Read More
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.
Published Date: 03 Nov 2017Read More
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today paid tribute to the men and women who have died while performing duties as emergency service volunteers.
Published Date: 09 Oct 2017Read More
Communities across the State will be better prepared to fight bush fires with more than $6 million worth of hazard reduction and fire trail maintenance underway as part of the Bush Fire Mitigation Funding program.
Published Date: 05 Oct 2017Read More
The NSW Government and fire agencies are urging everyone to be aware of the bush fire risk this long weekend and to ensure they discuss and review their plans for the summer ahead.
Published Date: 29 Sep 2017Read More
The NSW Government’s investment in aerial firefighting was on display today with the arrival of the Large Air Tanker (LAT) C-130 Hercules ‘Thor’ in Sydney, as nine local government areas commence their bush fire season a month early.
Published Date: 02 Sep 2017Read More
Minster for Emergency Services Troy Grant today thanked the 48 firefighters who will travel to British Columbia to assist their Canadian counterparts battle hundreds of devastating wildfires that have forced 40,000 people to evacuate their homes.
Published Date: 20 Jul 2017Read More