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

1,418 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).

  • Jane Touzeau
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 10:32:19 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Jane Touzeau
    signed 2017-07-25 10:32:01 +1000
  • Cris Matthews
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 10:11:51 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Cris Matthews
    signed 2017-07-25 10:11:30 +1000
  • simon james
    signed 2017-07-25 10:08:01 +1000
  • Penelope Zylstra
    signed 2017-07-25 10:06:52 +1000
  • Myra Burgess
    signed 2017-07-25 10:06:26 +1000
  • Leigh Booker
    signed 2017-07-25 10:04:51 +1000
  • Shane Roelofs
    signed 2017-07-25 09:56:17 +1000
  • Peter Morris
    signed 2017-07-25 09:53:24 +1000
  • Susan Ambler
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 09:50:07 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Deborah Coulthard
    signed 2017-07-25 09:45:49 +1000
  • Julie Thorndyke
    signed 2017-07-25 09:44:39 +1000
  • Clyde Roberts
    signed 2017-07-25 09:44:17 +1000
  • Greg Windred
    signed 2017-07-25 09:43:49 +1000
  • John Pittard
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 09:39:57 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Rory Potter
    signed 2017-06-03 17:17:47 +1000
  • Lauren Van Gundy
    signed 2017-06-03 14:37:04 +1000
  • Odin Mackay
    signed 2017-05-23 15:57:51 +1000
  • Sur Taylot
    signed 2017-05-21 14:12:43 +1000
  • Maynard Heap
    signed 2017-05-20 22:48:03 +1000
  • Sarah Bond
    signed 2017-05-20 16:10:37 +1000
  • John Mallet
    signed 2017-05-17 18:06:01 +1000
  • Lance Carleton
    signed 2017-04-11 11:43:50 +1000
  • Archduke Peter von Butler
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-31 18:45:50 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Peter Butler
    signed 2017-03-31 18:45:23 +1100
  • Malcolm Hecks
    signed 2017-03-31 03:14:52 +1100
  • kerri moss
    signed 2017-03-29 10:06:31 +1100
  • Patricia Cameron
    signed 2017-03-27 21:51:10 +1100
  • Caroline Greenaway
    signed 2017-03-27 18:49:50 +1100

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