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).

  • 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
  • Jenni Donohoe
    signed 2020-01-25 18:58:01 +1100
  • Tom Kristensen
    signed 2020-01-25 17:54:48 +1100
  • Glynn Ryall
    signed 2020-01-25 16:23:05 +1100
  • Kim Loo
    signed 2020-01-25 15:33:39 +1100
  • Cherie Malpass
    signed 2020-01-25 08:36:03 +1100
  • Graeme Mason
    signed 2020-01-25 08:32:00 +1100
  • Trisha Hofferts
    signed 2020-01-25 07:25:45 +1100
  • Joanna Bradley
    signed 2020-01-25 06:53:12 +1100
  • Elizabeth olive Mears
    signed 2020-01-15 13:48:26 +1100
  • Sabine Hauth
    signed 2020-01-07 15:55:42 +1100
  • Wendy Ring
    signed 2019-12-28 06:19:18 +1100
  • Aaron Papas
    signed 2019-12-24 21:32:25 +1100
  • Allan Keogh
    signed 2019-11-14 15:52:27 +1100
  • Metah Najjar
    signed 2019-11-06 00:30:13 +1100
  • Kerry Wardlaw
    signed 2019-10-11 16:29:16 +1100
  • Amber Smith
    signed 2019-09-30 19:04:04 +1000
  • Catherine Belsham
    signed 2019-09-13 00:14:37 +1000
  • George Broadfoot
    signed 2019-09-08 07:17:07 +1000
  • Sally Stockbridge
    signed 2019-08-30 12:28:01 +1000
  • Peter McLean
    signed 2019-08-23 11:29:24 +1000
  • Sara Ryan
    signed 2019-08-17 16:35:40 +1000
  • Richard Kindness
    signed 2019-08-14 20:19:57 +1000
  • Katrina Hennigan
    signed 2019-08-10 15:48:29 +1000
  • David Green
    signed 2019-08-05 12:16:26 +1000
  • Catherine Reynolds
    signed 2019-08-02 08:34:09 +1000
  • Bruno Menage
    signed 2019-05-24 09:04:03 +1000

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