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

1,418 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).

  • Elizabeth Tadic
    signed 2020-04-02 08:24:05 +1100
  • Kirsten Gossip
    signed 2020-04-01 20:44:55 +1100
  • Aaron Duncan
    signed 2020-04-01 19:34:27 +1100
  • Dennielle Cooke
    signed 2020-04-01 14:26:40 +1100
  • Genevieve Taylor
    signed 2020-03-31 15:41:08 +1100
  • Jacqueline Widin
    signed 2020-03-31 13:00:05 +1100
  • Lisa Harvey
    signed 2020-03-30 11:45:43 +1100
  • Pari Asadi
    signed 2020-03-29 19:50:25 +1100
  • Melind Frazer
    signed 2020-03-07 09:43:25 +1100
  • Lorraine Amos
    signed 2020-03-07 08:40:06 +1100
  • Tina Barclay
    signed 2020-02-04 06:34:43 +1100
  • John Russell
    signed 2020-01-28 10:48:20 +1100
  • Nigel Howard
    signed 2020-01-28 07:56:01 +1100
  • Lai Heng Foong
    signed 2020-01-27 21:49:52 +1100
  • Ingrid Srubjan
    signed 2020-01-27 16:53:29 +1100
  • Catherine Anderson
    signed 2020-01-27 16:22:39 +1100
  • Karen Malam
    signed 2020-01-27 06:43:27 +1100
  • Terina Wyeth
    signed 2020-01-27 01:56:04 +1100
  • Gary Matthews
    signed 2020-01-26 20:43:12 +1100
  • Yvonne Salarimatin
    @BikramYogaNinja tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-26 17:47:32 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! https://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=432661
  • Yvonne Salarimatin
    signed 2020-01-26 17:47:10 +1100
  • Carley Elliott
    signed 2020-01-26 09:26:10 +1100
  • Simon Bunker
    signed 2020-01-26 01:15:05 +1100
  • Anke MacLean
    signed 2020-01-25 23:56:59 +1100
  • Anna Spinaze
    signed 2020-01-25 22:20:42 +1100
  • Jasper Lee
    signed 2020-01-25 21:51:19 +1100
  • Barry Cross
    signed 2020-01-25 20:52:56 +1100
  • Mila Kasby
    signed 2020-01-25 19:32:55 +1100
  • Kristel Ness (née Hacker)
    @ness_nee tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-25 19:30:59 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! https://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=432644
  • Kristel Ness
    signed 2020-01-25 19:30:35 +1100

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