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).

  • Elly Potter
    signed 2016-09-14 13:36:20 +1000
  • Beryl & Rob Kenney
    signed 2016-09-14 13:11:10 +1000
  • Carla Pearce
    signed 2016-09-14 13:09:40 +1000
  • Rosanne Newton
    signed 2016-09-14 13:06:16 +1000
  • Jeffrey Quinn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-14 12:53:45 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Jeffrey Quinn
    @frontrunnerlea tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-14 12:53:43 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=2509
  • Jeffrey Quinn
    signed 2016-09-14 12:53:23 +1000
  • Anita Weinberg
    signed 2016-09-14 12:23:44 +1000
  • Dianne Higgins
    signed 2016-09-14 12:01:41 +1000
  • Leonie Lewington
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-14 11:10:12 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Leonie Lewington
    signed 2016-09-14 11:09:25 +1000
  • Sue Gay
    signed 2016-09-14 10:59:55 +1000
  • Daniel Robins
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-14 10:49:12 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Daniel Robins
    @danrobins7 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-14 10:49:10 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=62068
  • Daniel Robins
    signed 2016-09-14 10:46:10 +1000
  • Ian McKnight
    signed 2016-09-14 09:25:21 +1000
  • Noel conlon
    signed 2016-09-14 07:58:59 +1000
  • Elizabeth Mackey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-14 07:52:18 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Elizabeth Mackey
    @turkshead2U tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-14 07:52:13 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=157400
  • Elizabeth Mackey
    signed 2016-09-14 07:51:39 +1000
  • Ralph Douglas
    @ralphd2 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-14 07:46:39 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=14891
  • Ralph Douglas
    signed 2016-09-14 07:46:10 +1000
  • Brendan Lucas
    signed 2016-09-14 07:31:26 +1000
  • Caroline Collis
    signed 2016-09-14 06:57:21 +1000
  • Von Dekker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-14 00:18:26 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Von Dekker
    signed 2016-09-14 00:18:01 +1000
  • Susan Sint  Nicolaas
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-13 23:00:09 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Susan Sint Nicolaas
    signed 2016-09-13 22:59:46 +1000
  • Mark Coleman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-13 22:46:49 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Mark Coleman
    signed 2016-09-13 22:46:26 +1000

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