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

1,408 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).

  • Nikola Koke
    signed 2017-08-21 19:13:56 +1000
  • Junita Grosvenor
    signed 2017-08-21 18:37:57 +1000
  • Leonor Gouldthorpe
    signed 2017-08-21 18:35:08 +1000
  • Brian Stevenson
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  • Imogen Morrissey
    signed 2017-08-21 18:17:59 +1000
  • Karyn Nelson
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  • Kerry Sutherland
    signed 2017-08-21 17:56:50 +1000
  • Kathrin Bartha
    signed 2017-08-21 17:27:49 +1000
  • Nicci Mcgrail
    signed 2017-08-21 17:22:09 +1000
  • Lyn Schlunke
    signed 2017-08-21 16:59:26 +1000
  • Alby Staniforth-smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-21 16:59:08 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Alby staniforth-smith
    signed 2017-08-21 16:58:27 +1000
  • Barbara Mew
    signed 2017-08-21 16:55:58 +1000
  • Louis Borthwick-betts
    signed 2017-08-21 16:40:53 +1000
  • Maren Beattie
    signed 2017-08-21 16:39:57 +1000
  • Alicia Ikonomou
    signed 2017-08-21 16:31:59 +1000
  • mike birch
    signed 2017-08-21 16:27:27 +1000
  • Nik Bojkovski
    signed 2017-08-21 15:53:30 +1000
  • Grant Ozolins
    signed 2017-08-21 15:52:06 +1000
  • Heather Brown
    signed 2017-08-21 15:48:44 +1000
  • Pam Baxter
    signed 2017-08-21 15:16:54 +1000
  • Robyn Goulding
    signed 2017-08-21 15:09:50 +1000
  • Brenda Irving
    signed 2017-08-21 14:57:25 +1000
  • Melissa Maguire
    signed 2017-08-21 14:49:05 +1000
  • Nadine Wantz
    signed 2017-08-21 14:47:09 +1000
  • Lorraine Kuno
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-21 14:30:29 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Lorraine Kuno
    @LorraineKuno tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-21 14:30:26 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=222963
  • Lorraine kuno
    signed 2017-08-21 14:29:25 +1000
  • Grant Jack
    signed 2017-08-21 14:15:01 +1000
  • Gail Staples
    signed 2017-08-21 14:14:33 +1000

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