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

1,419 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).

  • Caroline Greenaway
    signed 2017-03-27 18:49:50 +1100
  • Zane Wells
    signed 2017-03-16 02:18:02 +1100
  • Andrea Parker Halford
    signed 2017-03-12 18:40:28 +1100
  • jeff thorn
    signed 2017-03-10 23:32:34 +1100
  • mark rich
    signed 2017-03-06 18:43:50 +1100
  • C U
    signed 2017-03-06 01:46:39 +1100
  • Felicity Aldrich
    signed 2017-03-05 15:59:06 +1100
  • Sean Richardson
    signed 2017-03-04 23:09:10 +1100
  • Elise Elbanna
    signed 2017-03-04 22:37:01 +1100
  • Callista Barritt
    signed 2017-03-04 17:54:32 +1100
  • karen alchin
    signed 2017-03-04 16:34:52 +1100
  • Lucille Urquhart
    signed 2017-03-04 15:59:43 +1100
  • Margaret Fisher
    signed 2017-03-04 14:32:04 +1100
  • Ollencio D'Souza
    signed 2017-03-04 13:25:05 +1100
  • Bronwyn van Heusden
    signed 2017-03-04 12:08:40 +1100
  • Alicia Rodriguez
    signed 2017-03-04 11:20:10 +1100
  • Justine Jackson
    signed 2017-03-03 23:41:21 +1100
  • Lorna Bennett
    signed 2017-03-03 20:43:54 +1100
  • Megan Hounslow
    signed 2017-03-03 10:23:56 +1100
  • Lynette Lee
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-03 08:02:04 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Trevor Ferguson
    signed 2017-03-03 07:52:26 +1100
  • Yasmin Quartermaine
    signed 2017-03-03 03:57:34 +1100
  • Stephen Baldwin
    signed 2017-03-02 21:30:47 +1100
  • Amelia King
    signed 2017-03-02 21:09:34 +1100
  • Cheryl Nekvapil
    signed 2017-03-02 20:43:32 +1100
  • Simon Green
    signed 2017-03-02 20:27:01 +1100
  • Justin Porter
    signed 2017-03-02 20:26:16 +1100
  • Lincoln Jones
    signed 2017-03-02 18:37:39 +1100
  • Barry Bird
    signed 2017-03-02 17:27:10 +1100
  • Franziska Eber
    signed 2017-03-02 17:19:37 +1100

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