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).

  • Ruth Hickey
    signed 2017-01-31 16:01:31 +1100
  • Lynda McLean
    signed 2017-01-31 15:36:25 +1100
  • John McPherson
    signed 2017-01-31 15:30:47 +1100
  • Paul Turner
    signed 2017-01-31 14:02:43 +1100
  • Hazel Duell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 12:32:57 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Doreen Armstrong
    signed 2017-01-31 12:15:10 +1100
  • Penelope Anne Douglas
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 11:44:03 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Penelle Kinghorn
    signed 2017-01-31 11:43:44 +1100
  • Dianne Goodwin
    signed 2017-01-31 11:27:03 +1100
  • Larry and Penny Osterhaus
    signed 2017-01-31 09:24:19 +1100
  • Michael West
    signed 2017-01-31 09:12:58 +1100
  • John Prendergast
    signed 2017-01-31 09:02:51 +1100
  • Phillip Plunkett
    signed 2017-01-31 08:32:23 +1100
  • Elizabeth Bird
    signed 2017-01-31 08:28:40 +1100
  • Suzanne Grainger
    signed 2017-01-31 08:11:23 +1100
  • Jennifer McMullen
    signed 2017-01-31 07:52:51 +1100
  • Alison O'Shea
    signed 2017-01-31 07:45:16 +1100
  • Avrill Aspland
    signed 2017-01-31 07:19:28 +1100
  • Audrey McLean
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 07:08:48 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Audrey McLean
    @audreymclean2 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-31 07:08:46 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=113567
  • Audrey McLean
    signed 2017-01-31 07:07:42 +1100
  • Megan Halcroft
    signed 2017-01-31 06:17:25 +1100
  • Ani Lack
    signed 2017-01-31 05:06:19 +1100
  • Eddie Sim
    signed 2017-01-31 03:01:33 +1100
  • Karina McLachlain
    signed 2017-01-31 00:15:33 +1100
  • Warwick Earl
    signed 2017-01-31 00:02:41 +1100
  • Alistair Percy
    signed 2017-01-30 23:43:07 +1100
  • Lyn Muller
    signed 2017-01-30 23:42:29 +1100
  • Dottie Gavenlock
    signed 2017-01-30 23:28:02 +1100
  • Kris Goman
    signed 2017-01-30 23:20:43 +1100

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