Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment

Our drinking water, our rivers and even our World Heritage areas are threatened by longwall coal mining in the greater Sydney region.

Right now, South32, Wollongong Coal and Hume Coal are all pushing ahead with proposals for new coal mining inside Greater Sydney’s water catchment.

On top of that, Peabody Coal have applied to explore for more coal near Woronora Reservoir.

It’s time that Premier Berejiklian declared Sydney's drinking water catchment a no-go zone for coal mining.

 

 

NSW Premier, protect Sydney's Water

1,391 signatures

• After studying the water pollution impacts of coal mining on Greater Sydney region’s rivers, creeks and streams over the last 30 years, Dr Ian Wright says he is “yet to see a coal mining operation that’s effectively regulated”.

• NSW’s Chief Scientist said that our catchment is the only publicly owned drinking water catchment in the world where coal mining is allowed.

• A NSW Chief Scientist study estimates that surface water losses from existing mines in the Special Areas of the catchment is approximately 8 megalitres (ML)/day, with about 60% of this water loss (up to 5 ML/day) coming from a single mine - South32’s Dendrobium Mine. That’s almost 3 billion litres per year (or enough water to supply 60,000 people for a year in a time of drought).

  • Veronica Stephenson
    signed 2017-08-25 20:40:02 +1000
  • Sally Latemore
    signed 2017-08-24 16:53:59 +1000
  • Debbie Arnold
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-24 16:43:58 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Debbie Arnold
    signed 2017-08-24 16:43:39 +1000
  • Jacqueline Withy
    signed 2017-08-24 08:47:50 +1000
  • Brian Winn
    signed 2017-08-24 08:39:47 +1000
  • Lynne Muirhead
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-23 22:56:22 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Chris Ryan
    signed 2017-08-23 22:46:20 +1000
  • Ben Evans
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-23 20:44:04 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Ben Evans
    signed 2017-08-23 20:43:36 +1000
  • Elizabeth Gossell
    signed 2017-08-23 20:37:22 +1000
  • Susan Aird
    signed 2017-08-23 16:16:41 +1000
  • Deb Crozier
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-23 13:46:37 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Deborah Crozier
    signed 2017-08-23 13:46:11 +1000
  • Lynne Sparkes
    signed 2017-08-23 10:56:04 +1000
  • Henriette Hurley
    signed 2017-08-22 20:36:32 +1000
  • Mick Daley
    signed 2017-08-22 13:45:12 +1000
  • Catherine Joy Robson
    signed 2017-08-22 09:44:39 +1000
  • Justin Tyler
    signed 2017-08-22 09:31:05 +1000
  • Monique Chua
    signed 2017-08-22 08:09:36 +1000
  • Sam Petzer
    signed 2017-08-22 07:45:36 +1000
  • Jennifet Saville
    signed 2017-08-22 07:21:17 +1000
  • Sally Curry
    signed 2017-08-22 07:14:30 +1000
  • Colleen Drew
    signed 2017-08-22 05:14:42 +1000
  • Sabina Dodds
    signed 2017-08-22 02:29:37 +1000
  • Peter Brown
    signed 2017-08-22 01:20:16 +1000
  • Lise Blackgrove
    signed 2017-08-21 23:01:01 +1000
  • catherine austin
    signed 2017-08-21 22:42:48 +1000
  • Eva Kiss
    signed 2017-08-21 22:35:03 +1000
  • berirt Clifford Clifford
    signed 2017-08-21 21:42:28 +1000

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