Chief Scientist & Engineer

Final Report Published

Professor Mary O'Kane published the Final Report from her Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in New South Wales in September 2014. It followed a 19-month examination of human health and environmental impacts. More info »

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor O'Kane consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

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Highlighted Events

NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

The Prizes recognise and reward researchers whose cutting-edge work has generated economic, environmental, health, social and technological benefits for NSW. Read more »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National Science Week

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. Read more »

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest, and highlight areas of research strength in NSW. Read more »

Latest news

Williamtown Contamination Expert Panel welcomes voluntary Hunter River prawning ban

The indefinite self-imposed ban on trawlers comes after elevated levels of PFOS were found in prawns. Full Story »

Sydney's best engineers celebrated

BRADFIELD 2015 Arup took out the top gong, the Bradfield Award, at Engineers Australia's 2015 NSW Showcase Dinner -- in recognition of its outstanding achievement in Engineering Excellence in NSW. Full Story »

Update from the Williamtown Contamination Expert Panel

Panel members discussed a wide range of issues, including sampling and timing matters, at their ninth meeting. Full Story »

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