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).

  • Thea Turnbull
    signed 2017-01-30 12:08:46 +1100
  • Jamie Cox
    signed 2017-01-30 12:08:18 +1100
  • Bernard Jean
    signed 2017-01-30 11:52:46 +1100
  • Harley Kay
    signed 2017-01-30 11:41:38 +1100
  • Bastiaan van Dalen
    signed 2017-01-30 11:37:29 +1100
  • Shelley Stutdert
    signed 2017-01-30 11:34:15 +1100
  • Bronwen Carr
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 11:14:01 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Peter Madden
    signed 2017-01-30 11:03:03 +1100
  • Deborah Wrightson
    signed 2017-01-30 10:59:11 +1100
  • en Reynolds
    signed 2017-01-30 10:56:46 +1100
  • Brian Satterthwaite
    signed 2017-01-30 10:56:12 +1100
  • Lynda Gilfeather
    signed 2017-01-30 10:52:38 +1100
  • Diannd Parkes
    signed 2017-01-30 10:51:25 +1100
  • Brett Reed
    signed 2017-01-30 10:50:17 +1100
  • Sandra Brady
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 10:43:23 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Sandra Brady
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 10:43:19 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Sandra Brady
    signed 2017-01-30 10:43:01 +1100
  • Candy Disch
    signed 2017-01-30 10:21:31 +1100
  • Meeghan Oliver
    @meeghanvegan tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-30 10:19:57 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! #waterislife http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=151454
  • Meeghan Oliver
    signed 2017-01-30 10:19:21 +1100
  • Zak Barry
    signed 2017-01-30 10:17:49 +1100
  • Anthea Von Staerck
    signed 2017-01-30 10:09:30 +1100
  • Paul Laws
    signed 2017-01-30 10:02:20 +1100
  • Maureen Mader
    signed 2017-01-30 09:59:10 +1100
  • Dianna Bradley
    signed 2017-01-30 09:55:38 +1100
  • Julia Beck
    signed 2017-01-30 09:54:36 +1100
  • Jane Gordon
    signed 2017-01-30 09:53:48 +1100
  • Timothy Bidder
    signed 2017-01-30 09:53:02 +1100
  • Lorna McPhail
    signed 2017-01-30 09:50:45 +1100
  • Carolyn Flanagan
    signed 2017-01-30 09:46:10 +1100

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