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

1,390 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).

  • Chris Vaegaau
    signed 2020-06-04 06:48:20 +1000
  • Tess Draper
    signed 2020-06-03 20:44:20 +1000
  • Scott Osborne
    signed 2020-06-03 13:03:26 +1000
  • Geoff Dernee
    signed 2020-06-02 12:38:22 +1000
  • Brendan Shoebridge
    signed 2020-06-02 11:03:11 +1000
  • Georgia De Nobrega
    signed 2020-06-02 10:57:36 +1000
  • Vicki. Samaras
    signed 2020-05-29 10:35:41 +1000
  • Kirsty Robertson
    signed 2020-05-28 16:42:14 +1000
  • David Rice
    signed 2020-05-26 20:52:15 +1000
  • Susan Coady
    signed 2020-05-17 15:27:14 +1000
  • Donna Gibson
    signed 2020-05-14 09:02:43 +1000
  • Chiara Bianchino
    signed 2020-05-13 10:49:29 +1000
  • Kristiina Kirch
    signed 2020-05-12 12:51:07 +1000
  • Andrew Briggs
    signed via 2020-05-11 17:20:07 +1000
  • Suzette Gordon
    signed 2020-05-11 17:17:28 +1000
  • Gil Jones
    signed 2020-05-11 15:57:55 +1000
  • Fiona Nash
    signed 2020-05-11 05:53:59 +1000
  • Julie Jones
    signed 2020-05-10 20:12:20 +1000
  • Bradley Taylor
    signed 2020-05-10 14:32:46 +1000
  • Garry Erbacher
    signed 2020-05-10 10:52:46 +1000
  • Karina Rottinger
    signed 2020-05-09 19:35:10 +1000
  • Megan Christie
    signed via 2020-05-09 17:39:18 +1000
  • Craig Christie
    signed 2020-05-09 17:12:24 +1000
  • Michele Eaton
    signed 2020-05-09 14:00:51 +1000
  • oliver nicholls
    signed 2020-04-21 15:05:09 +1000
  • Anna Russell
    signed 2020-04-21 13:03:43 +1000
  • Dylan McCallum
    signed 2020-04-20 09:32:08 +1000
  • Ingrid Ralph
    signed 2020-04-07 08:14:40 +1000
  • Dorothee Babeck
    signed 2020-04-06 14:20:27 +1000
  • Kim Mullins
    signed 2020-04-06 13:03:52 +1000

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