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).

  • Peregrin Chiara
    signed 2017-01-30 22:43:08 +1100
  • David Ollett
    signed 2017-01-30 22:41:44 +1100
  • Liz Matthews
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 22:37:06 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Elizabeth Matthews
    signed 2017-01-30 22:36:48 +1100
  • Jenny O'Connell
    signed 2017-01-30 22:31:06 +1100
  • Helen Kvelde
    signed 2017-01-30 22:00:58 +1100
  • Tom Grimshaw
    signed 2017-01-30 21:57:17 +1100
  • Silvana Cibei
    signed 2017-01-30 21:56:57 +1100
  • David Wing
    signed 2017-01-30 21:51:34 +1100
  • Dorte Planert
    signed 2017-01-30 21:51:23 +1100
  • Dede Callichy
    signed 2017-01-30 21:36:37 +1100
  • Colin Ryan
    signed 2017-01-30 21:29:44 +1100
  • Maryanne Lia
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 21:26:04 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Maryanne Lia
    signed 2017-01-30 21:25:48 +1100
  • Meredith Doddrell
    signed 2017-01-30 21:23:23 +1100
  • Dennis Nickell
    signed 2017-01-30 21:23:20 +1100
  • Trish Waddington
    signed 2017-01-30 21:22:17 +1100
  • Karlene Beahan
    signed 2017-01-30 21:15:51 +1100
  • Mal Coram
    signed 2017-01-30 20:58:24 +1100
  • Anne Picot
    signed 2017-01-30 20:55:57 +1100
  • Lorena Uriarte
    signed 2017-01-30 20:48:51 +1100
  • Tracey Esler
    signed 2017-01-30 20:31:49 +1100
  • Penelope Short
    signed 2017-01-30 20:11:59 +1100
  • Deborrah Fisher
    signed 2017-01-30 19:40:43 +1100
  • Stephanie Wallbank
    signed 2017-01-30 19:26:18 +1100
  • Hazel Diane
    signed 2017-01-30 19:25:37 +1100
  • Clare Twomey
    signed 2017-01-30 19:19:19 +1100
  • Cin Dy
    signed 2017-01-30 19:08:12 +1100
  • Annette Cam
    signed 2017-01-30 19:01:05 +1100
  • Joe Burns
    signed 2017-01-30 18:59:52 +1100

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