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).

  • Brad Williams
    signed 2016-10-04 11:21:19 +1100
  • Ben Stafford
    signed 2016-10-04 11:17:00 +1100
  • Shane Greig
    signed 2016-10-04 11:11:49 +1100
  • Judi Baker
    signed 2016-10-04 11:11:17 +1100
  • Lynette Pressman
    signed 2016-10-04 11:09:39 +1100
  • Liz Moore
    signed 2016-10-04 11:07:36 +1100
  • Dr Nigel Westlake
    signed 2016-10-04 10:58:07 +1100
  • Rupert Lissaman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 10:50:06 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Tony Marshall
    signed 2016-10-04 10:43:32 +1100
  • Pamela Robinson
    signed 2016-10-04 10:41:42 +1100
  • Kat White
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 10:33:53 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Kat White
    signed 2016-10-04 10:33:15 +1100
  • Robyn McMicking
    signed 2016-10-04 10:31:37 +1100
  • Nicole Campbell-watts
    signed 2016-10-04 10:16:28 +1100
  • Kerry Anderson
    signed 2016-10-04 09:51:00 +1100
  • Carolyn Hay
    signed 2016-10-03 21:32:36 +1100
  • Maureen Grieve
    signed 2016-10-03 21:09:36 +1100
  • Shanti Meera
    signed via 2016-09-28 19:24:38 +1000
  • Jodie Catherine
    signed via 2016-09-28 13:26:35 +1000
  • Balaji Naranapatti
    signed 2016-09-27 19:08:44 +1000
  • Phil Bradley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-27 13:00:40 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Phil Bradley
    @PhilBradley10 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-27 13:00:33 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=143741
  • Phil Bradley
    signed 2016-09-27 12:57:40 +1000
  • Nelly Debney
    signed via 2016-09-20 09:41:44 +1000
  • Martha Paitson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-20 08:15:30 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Martha Paitson
    @MarthaNimbin tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-20 08:15:29 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=33027
  • Martha Paitson
    signed 2016-09-20 08:14:15 +1000
  • Maria Dleigiannis
    signed 2016-09-16 07:42:56 +1000
  • Susan Ambler
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-15 19:07:48 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Timothy Brown
    signed 2016-09-15 18:29:46 +1000

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