On 13 June 2019 it was brought to the attention of the PSA, during a JCC meeting, that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) was to become a stand-alone agency.
On 6 May 2019 the PSA/POVB held its quarterly meeting and thereafter met with the Department to discuss a range of issues including:
In a recent meeting with the NPWS POVB at PSA House Penny Sharp (Deputy Opposition Leader) indicated that if Labor were to win Government a stand-alone NPWS would be created (again) with the Head of Parks as a direct report to the Minister.
BUSHFIRES IN WINTER: There were more than 80 fires burning across NSW this week. Budget and staff cuts at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service mean there is genuine concern for the danger that lies ahead this summer. #NPWS National Parks Association of NSW Park Watch Penny Sharpe MLCNSW Labor
As outlined in our bulletin of Thursday 2nd August, the PSA has been seeking clarification around the recruitment process for the recent announcement of 39 ongoing roles and 5 temporary roles.