Ministerial media releases
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
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced $638,741 in funding for projects that will enhance bushfire mitigation in NSW.
Published Date: 12 Jul 2017Read More
The NSW Government will deliver $1.48 billion for emergency services in the 2017-18 Budget, including funding to enhance warning systems for communities affected by natural disasters and to continue to engage large firefighting aircraft.
Published Date: 20 Jun 2017Read More
Massive fixed-wing tankers will continue to be part of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) arsenal for fighting major bushfires, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced today.
Published Date: 19 Jun 2017Read More
Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today congratulated the 24 Police and Emergency Services personnel honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list.
Published Date: 12 Jun 2017Read More