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

1,390 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).

  • Anthony Schroder
    signed 2020-09-04 20:11:10 +1000
  • Kasarndra Peck
    signed 2020-08-26 16:15:18 +1000
  • Michelle Hughes
    signed 2020-08-14 12:22:12 +1000
  • Greg Crowley
    signed 2020-08-11 12:48:31 +1000
  • Sharon W
    signed 2020-07-30 22:41:57 +1000
  • Amanda Walsh
    signed 2020-07-30 20:05:47 +1000
  • l l
    signed 2020-07-21 23:43:51 +1000
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  • p m
    signed 2020-07-21 23:42:29 +1000
  • Trena Van Roosmalen
    signed 2020-07-09 19:40:31 +1000
  • Lauren Rigg
    signed 2020-06-11 13:45:14 +1000
  • Fiona Macdonald
    signed 2020-06-10 20:22:21 +1000
  • Lynette Desmond
    signed 2020-06-09 16:02:39 +1000
  • David Hill
    signed via 2020-06-09 11:41:09 +1000
  • Ros Williams
    signed via 2020-06-09 09:00:42 +1000
  • steve Cowell
    signed 2020-06-08 21:00:40 +1000
  • Joanne Richards
    signed 2020-06-08 20:00:45 +1000
  • Di Smith
    signed 2020-06-08 19:41:38 +1000
  • Penny Coke
    signed 2020-06-08 18:52:32 +1000
  • Kenneth Bennett
    signed 2020-06-08 09:22:29 +1000
  • Sandra Sparkes
    signed 2020-06-07 21:39:34 +1000
  • Jean Warr
    signed 2020-06-07 15:08:43 +1000
  • Cassie Bentley
    signed 2020-06-07 13:46:45 +1000
  • Erin Rutherford
    signed 2020-06-07 11:42:07 +1000
  • Dennis Carpio
    signed 2020-06-07 06:57:00 +1000
  • Julie Parkinson
    signed 2020-06-06 23:36:07 +1000
  • Andrew Beattie
    signed 2020-06-06 19:51:25 +1000
  • Kym Kneebone
    signed 2020-06-06 17:03:14 +1000
  • Jennifer Traynor
    signed 2020-06-06 13:02:35 +1000
  • Paul White
    signed 2020-06-06 12:32:50 +1000

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