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).

  • Sonya Burgess
    signed 2016-10-05 09:09:13 +1100
  • Amelia Nott
    signed 2016-10-05 08:58:34 +1100
  • Rebecca Hancock
    signed 2016-10-05 08:55:08 +1100
  • Kate Herbert
    signed 2016-10-05 08:48:32 +1100
  • Tim Story
    signed 2016-10-05 08:48:22 +1100
  • Ewa Talent
    signed 2016-10-05 08:29:24 +1100
  • Rebecca Morden
    signed 2016-10-05 08:22:16 +1100
  • Patricia Stephensen
    signed 2016-10-05 07:59:12 +1100
  • Kristina Keats
    signed 2016-10-05 07:58:14 +1100
  • Lyn Skelton
    signed 2016-10-05 07:52:31 +1100
  • Almerinda Clarke
    signed 2016-10-05 07:51:42 +1100
  • Tom Belsham
    signed 2016-10-05 07:51:00 +1100
  • christine morgan
    signed 2016-10-05 07:46:27 +1100
  • Edna McKelvey
    signed 2016-10-05 07:10:22 +1100
  • Bob King
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 07:06:33 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Robert King
    signed 2016-10-05 07:06:11 +1100
  • Jolanta Laukiene
    signed 2016-10-05 06:46:15 +1100
  • Daniel Horton
    signed 2016-10-05 06:40:13 +1100
  • Richard Llewellyn
    signed 2016-10-05 06:21:40 +1100
  • Stephen Bedding
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 06:17:53 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Stephen Bedding
    signed 2016-10-05 06:17:33 +1100
  • Stephanie Tekin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 05:41:19 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Stephanie Tekin
    signed 2016-10-05 05:40:57 +1100
  • Todd Vercoe
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 04:04:56 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Todd Vercoe
    signed 2016-10-05 04:04:38 +1100
  • Craig Andrews
    signed 2016-10-05 01:57:55 +1100
  • Stephanie Makin
    signed 2016-10-05 01:39:27 +1100
  • Neil Caldwell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 01:29:35 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Neil Caldwell
    signed 2016-10-05 01:29:02 +1100
  • Amanda Newbold
    signed 2016-10-05 00:46:47 +1100

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