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Ministerial Media Releases

Monday 31st March 2014
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s 10 new luxury African-inspired lodges at Zoofari Lodge, Dubbo.
Taronga's feather-tail gliders check out the Australian Tourism Awards
Tuesday 11th February 2014
Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Dubbo MP Troy Grant today congratulated Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ for their wins at the Australian Tourism Awards.
Taronga CEO Cameron Kerr and Minister Robyn Parker at the Wild! Rhinos launch
Friday 31st January 2014
Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced the launch of the Wild Rhino’s project at the Sydney Opera House.
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance has today marked National Water Week by unveiling the revamped Sustainability House at Taronga Zoo – an exhibition promoting liveable communities to school students.
Monday 13th May 2013
Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today released a Statement of Principles for employers across NSW to become signatories, to protect the rights of our 2 million volunteers and recognise their invaluable contribution during National Volunteer Week.
Wednesday 19th December 2012
Environment Minister Robyn Parker announced today that Taronga would transfer six Tasmanian Devil joeys to Taronga Western Plains Zoo for the next phase of the Zoos’ breeding program.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker, farewelled 55 students from Glenmore Park High school this morning as they boarded their CountryLink train to Dubbo to take part in the specially-developed conservation education program ‘Endanger Ranger.’
Friday 19th November 2010
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Visitor Plaza officially opened today.
Friday 30th April 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today welcomed the naming of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Black Rhino calf, which has been stealing the hearts of visitors over the past few weeks.
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo to announce $1 million in funding for construction and maintenance and the public debut of Indah, a Sumatran Tiger.