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).

  • Lorraine Pavey
    signed 2021-03-27 18:54:13 +1100
  • Susan Woods
    signed 2021-03-01 09:24:16 +1100
  • Gina Corling
    signed 2021-02-19 09:15:04 +1100
  • Jame Karaiste
    signed 2021-02-05 19:39:42 +1100
  • Nina Lutton
    signed 2021-02-05 16:50:08 +1100
  • Troy Lutton
    signed 2021-02-05 06:17:33 +1100
  • Josh Hardes
    signed 2021-01-28 20:55:29 +1100
  • Mark Nalin
    signed 2021-01-28 04:23:36 +1100
  • John Watson
    signed 2021-01-23 10:05:06 +1100
  • Kelly Matos
    signed via 2021-01-12 08:48:57 +1100
  • Matthew Stewart
    signed 2021-01-11 21:01:41 +1100
  • Tristan Curthoys
    signed 2021-01-10 20:24:41 +1100
  • Sybille Frank
    signed 2020-12-15 13:02:15 +1100
  • Christ Sachlikidis
    signed 2020-11-28 22:15:28 +1100
  • Lisa Stack
    signed via 2020-11-13 09:43:19 +1100
  • Cath Blakey
    signed 2020-10-27 00:39:55 +1100
  • Glenn Morris
    signed 2020-10-23 20:27:44 +1100
  • James Bryant
    signed 2020-10-19 21:58:08 +1100
  • Ann Scully
    signed 2020-10-17 15:33:48 +1100
  • Brooke Sanderson
    signed 2020-10-06 22:10:44 +1100
  • denise preston
    signed 2020-10-01 17:23:46 +1000
  • Elisapeti Veamatahau
    signed 2020-09-16 11:04:19 +1000
  • Annie Sobby
    signed 2020-09-16 08:57:43 +1000
  • Isabelle Kenny
    signed 2020-09-11 10:47:43 +1000
  • Emmanuelle Dubuc
    signed 2020-09-11 10:45:15 +1000
  • Ellen Kemp
    signed 2020-09-11 10:41:35 +1000
  • Benjamin Dubuc-Timson
    signed 2020-09-10 21:36:23 +1000
  • 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

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