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

1,364 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).

  • Deborah Tuck
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  • Deborah Tuck
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  • Matt Hooper
    signed 2016-09-13 05:03:29 +1000
  • Brian Mason
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-09 07:08:03 +1000
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  • Rita Kugler
    signed 2016-09-08 22:46:10 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-08 15:05:38 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-08 14:20:20 +1000
  • Kaye Osborn
    signed 2016-09-08 09:16:38 +1000
  • Patrick Heffernan
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  • Patrick Heffernan
    signed 2016-09-08 08:05:51 +1000
  • Melissa Van Wyk
    signed 2016-09-08 06:43:40 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-08 06:33:50 +1000
  • Rosalie Hall
    signed 2016-09-08 05:56:06 +1000
  • Paul Myjavec
    signed 2016-09-08 00:31:16 +1000
  • Efi Cech
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-07 19:36:56 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-07 18:33:41 +1000
  • Michael Graham
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    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
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  • Sandra Wilson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-06 18:21:36 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
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    signed 2016-09-06 18:21:14 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-06 16:23:38 +1000
  • Scott Murchison
    signed 2016-09-06 11:06:33 +1000
  • Emily Purser
    signed 2016-09-06 07:06:05 +1000
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    signed via 2016-09-05 21:31:15 +1000
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    signed 2016-09-05 12:10:53 +1000
  • Sandie Foreman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-05 10:43:56 +1000
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    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-05 10:02:00 +1000
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