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Browse NSW Government media releases from the Premier and Deputy Premier.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Strict new laws to regulate short-term rentals

27 Oct 2020

Short-term rental accommodation hosts, guests, letting agents and online booking platform operators will soon be subject to strict new laws with a mandatory Code of Conduct for the industry to begin in December. 

The Premier

NSW hits three million tests as community urged to remain vigilant

27 Oct 2020

As the state marks three million COVID-19 tests since January, the NSW Government is calling on the community to continue to work together to fight the deadly virus.
 

Deputy Premier

Planning funds for redevelopment of Grafton Hospital gets green light

27 Oct 2020

The NSW Government has today honoured its commitment to residents of the Clarence Valley by announcing funds to progress planning for the redevelopment of Grafton Base Hospital during this term of government. 
 

Deputy Premier

Teachers to stay as regional NSW recovers

25 Oct 2020

Support for drought and bushfire impacted regional communities across NSW is continuing through our public schools, with the NSW Government announcing the extension of the Drought Entitlement Maintenance Program to 2023 to keep teachers in rural schools. 
 

Minister for Customer Service

Consultation extended on draft gaming machine harm minimisation laws

23 Oct 2020

Consultation on the NSW Government’s proposed gaming machine harm minimisation laws has been extended to 11 December 2020 to allow more time for submissions.

 

The Premier

NorthConnex opening date revealed

22 Oct 2020

Sydney’s newest motorway, NorthConnex, will be open to drivers from Saturday 31 October 2020.
 

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Life-saving dust laws pass NSW Parliament

22 Oct 2020

The process of tracking, responding to and preventing deadly occupational dust diseases such as silicosis and asbestos has been vastly strengthened following the passage of new laws through the NSW Parliament.
 

Minister for Customer Service

New online portal makes life easier for liquor businesses

22 Oct 2020

Thousands of NSW liquor businesses will save time and money, have red tape slashed and be able to make payments faster, thanks to a new NSW Government one-stop shop online portal.

 

The Premier

Martin Place Metro caverns complete

22 Oct 2020

The completed underground caverns for Sydney’s new metro railway station at Martin Place have been revealed for the first time. 

 

The Premier

COVID-19 restrictions eased

19 Oct 2020

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group bookings at restaurants will be increased to 30 people under a relaxation of COVID-19 rules. 
 

Minister for Customer Service

Alfresco dining launches in The Rocks

16 Oct 2020

Relaxed outdoor dining restrictions and live entertainment will reinvigorate The Rocks with the NSW Government’s alfresco dining pilot kicking off today.

 

Minister of State

NSW Government partners with Audible to deliver new $240k podcast program

15 Oct 2020

Frequency, a new $240,000 podcast program from Create NSW and Screen NSW in partnership with Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, will support the development of up to eight new Australian stories from NSW storytellers across various genres.
 

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