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).

  • Bev Grant
    signed 2017-08-21 09:43:47 +1000
  • Rachael Oakley
    signed 2017-08-21 09:18:49 +1000
  • Ian Hanlon
    signed 2017-08-18 18:57:21 +1000
  • Vivienne Barrington
    signed 2017-07-28 08:46:07 +1000
  • Justine Jones
    signed 2017-07-27 11:08:00 +1000
  • Ingrid Radford
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-27 07:20:01 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Ingrid Radford
    signed 2017-07-27 07:19:24 +1000
  • Lynne Cattell
    signed 2017-07-27 06:28:36 +1000
  • Hilary Melville
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-26 20:38:51 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Hilary Sadler
    signed 2017-07-26 20:38:25 +1000
  • suzanne louden
    signed 2017-07-26 14:07:06 +1000
  • Joy Allen
    signed 2017-07-26 10:39:32 +1000
  • Diana Herbert
    signed 2017-07-26 10:05:48 +1000
  • Jan Friar
    signed 2017-07-26 08:59:52 +1000
  • David Hart
    signed 2017-07-26 08:40:45 +1000
  • Catherine Sacco
    signed 2017-07-26 08:13:05 +1000
  • Helen Atkinson
    signed 2017-07-26 08:01:06 +1000
  • Jayne Wilson
    signed 2017-07-26 07:39:59 +1000
  • Sean Burton
    signed 2017-07-26 07:08:38 +1000
  • Andrew Reynolds
    signed 2017-07-26 06:28:16 +1000
  • Malcolm Coram
    signed 2017-07-26 02:38:56 +1000
  • John Enright
    signed 2017-07-25 23:08:30 +1000
  • John Kelly
    signed 2017-07-25 22:47:44 +1000
  • Joy Black
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 21:07:40 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Joy Black
    signed 2017-07-25 21:07:14 +1000
  • Kent Wildish
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 20:46:13 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Kennethe Bull
    signed 2017-07-25 18:58:15 +1000
  • Janice Atkins
    signed 2017-07-25 18:13:26 +1000
  • Derek Finter
    signed 2017-07-25 17:19:08 +1000
  • Rosemary Gaussen
    signed 2017-07-25 17:15:52 +1000

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