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).

  • Tammy Pullinger
    signed 2017-03-02 16:28:44 +1100
  • Ananda Dickman
    signed 2017-03-02 16:26:55 +1100
  • Michelle Picker
    signed 2017-03-02 14:22:55 +1100
  • Jann Dark
    signed 2017-03-02 13:45:32 +1100
  • Gillian laland
    signed 2017-03-02 12:54:13 +1100
  • Deidre Stuart
    signed 2017-03-02 12:40:32 +1100
  • Julie Armstrong
    signed 2017-03-02 08:35:37 +1100
  • Sherri Hilario
    signed 2017-03-02 08:28:55 +1100
  • Max Kettle
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-01 21:05:01 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Max Kettle
    signed 2017-03-01 21:04:37 +1100
  • Wade Priestley
    signed 2017-03-01 17:01:50 +1100
  • Rachel Gregson
    signed 2017-03-01 10:32:18 +1100
  • Frank Matijevic
    signed 2017-02-28 16:51:18 +1100
  • Dorothy Shipley
    signed 2017-02-28 09:38:18 +1100
  • Miah Wright
    signed 2017-02-28 08:37:06 +1100
  • Sue Pinckham
    signed 2017-02-28 08:13:22 +1100
  • Maria Brasile
    signed 2017-02-26 21:08:47 +1100
  • Judy Kowalski
    signed 2017-02-26 16:26:43 +1100
  • Sarah Ellyard
    signed 2017-02-13 11:34:30 +1100
  • Michael Childs
    signed 2017-02-13 09:14:24 +1100
  • Christine McCue
    signed 2017-02-13 00:10:30 +1100
  • Kelly Heppleston Brown
    signed 2017-02-12 17:26:38 +1100
  • Jenn Clark
    signed 2017-02-12 00:06:42 +1100
  • Chibo Mertineit
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-11 23:32:44 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Chibo Mertineit
    signed via 2017-02-11 23:32:11 +1100
  • Marie Cameron
    signed 2017-02-11 16:04:12 +1100
  • Michael Lodge
    signed 2017-02-11 15:56:04 +1100
  • Kate Lucas
    signed 2017-02-11 10:22:13 +1100
  • Tim Boydle
    signed 2017-02-11 08:23:41 +1100
  • Helen Robertson
    signed 2017-02-11 07:44:09 +1100

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