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).

  • Christine Stanton
    signed 2017-01-30 18:54:39 +1100
  • Maureen Williams
    signed 2017-01-30 18:47:45 +1100
  • Sandie Foreman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 18:25:18 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Sandie Foreman
    signed 2017-01-30 18:25:06 +1100
  • Lynette Singleton
    signed 2017-01-30 17:54:30 +1100
  • Lisa Roberts
    signed 2017-01-30 17:52:08 +1100
  • Warren W
    signed 2017-01-30 17:39:21 +1100
  • Frederik Vervaet
    signed 2017-01-30 17:38:20 +1100
  • Kelly Sanders
    signed 2017-01-30 17:26:25 +1100
  • Megan Drysdale
    signed via 2017-01-30 17:17:36 +1100
  • Andrew Knoll
    signed 2017-01-30 17:15:45 +1100
  • Rebecca Sykes
    signed 2017-01-30 17:14:23 +1100
  • Paul Westwood
    signed 2017-01-30 17:09:27 +1100
  • Rebecca Carr
    signed 2017-01-30 17:06:47 +1100
  • Annette Shields
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 17:03:56 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Rachael Vincent
    signed 2017-01-30 17:01:42 +1100
  • Giuseppe Taranto
    signed 2017-01-30 16:43:10 +1100
  • Yvonne Fessler
    signed 2017-01-30 16:41:03 +1100
  • Lorraine Bollard
    signed 2017-01-30 16:40:41 +1100
  • Nina Bravery
    signed 2017-01-30 16:39:47 +1100
  • David Grierson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 16:29:51 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • David Grierson
    signed 2017-01-30 16:29:30 +1100
  • Twevetch Khemananta
    signed 2017-01-30 16:21:16 +1100
  • Denise Finley
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 16:21:08 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Denise Hems
    signed 2017-01-30 16:20:44 +1100
  • Tim Foley
    signed 2017-01-30 16:12:05 +1100
  • Rose Haynes
    signed 2017-01-30 16:06:29 +1100
  • Piers Nielsen
    signed 2017-01-30 15:59:08 +1100
  • Chris Gerrans
    signed 2017-01-30 15:57:07 +1100
  • Ben Evans
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 15:50:08 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!

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