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).

  • Susan McGlone
    signed 2016-10-05 00:19:53 +1100
  • annette windridge
    signed 2016-10-05 00:00:13 +1100
  • Meike Scherret
    signed 2016-10-04 23:57:05 +1100
  • Val Schaffer
    signed 2016-10-04 23:56:02 +1100
  • Elliot Cummins
    signed 2016-10-04 23:38:34 +1100
  • Rachael nasplezes
    signed 2016-10-04 23:36:32 +1100
  • John Artuphel
    signed 2016-10-04 23:16:30 +1100
  • Patrick Dale
    signed 2016-10-04 22:13:39 +1100
  • David Milne
    signed 2016-10-04 21:54:23 +1100
  • Duncan Leggoe
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 21:49:59 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Duncan Leggoe
    signed 2016-10-04 21:49:20 +1100
  • Tracey Settree
    signed 2016-10-04 21:49:05 +1100
  • Monica McShane
    signed 2016-10-04 21:44:32 +1100
  • Sherryn McCarthy
    signed 2016-10-04 21:34:53 +1100
  • John Regan
    signed 2016-10-04 21:24:33 +1100
  • Mario Wilczak
    signed 2016-10-04 20:55:21 +1100
  • Lorraine Taylor
    signed 2016-10-04 20:51:51 +1100
  • Sofia Garrett
    signed 2016-10-04 20:42:39 +1100
  • Daniel Mahler
    signed 2016-10-04 20:17:33 +1100
  • Sharon Whitbourn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 20:03:03 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Sharon Whitbourn
    signed 2016-10-04 20:02:38 +1100
  • Deborah Mayall
    signed 2016-10-04 19:58:46 +1100
  • Rebeka Buda
    signed 2016-10-04 19:52:51 +1100
  • Raynor Gray
    signed 2016-10-04 19:16:49 +1100
  • Ben Fosterr
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 19:02:41 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Ben Foster
    signed 2016-10-04 19:02:14 +1100
  • Karen Radley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 18:51:15 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Shef and Jonah Kane
    signed via 2016-10-04 18:49:35 +1100
  • Dennis Channells
    signed 2016-10-04 18:35:21 +1100
  • Sean Tracey
    signed 2016-10-04 17:55:12 +1100

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