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

1,386 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).

  • Andy Telfer
    signed 2019-05-21 09:45:36 +1000
  • Irina Tennant
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  • Varpu Rantanen
    signed 2019-05-20 23:52:31 +1000
  • Simone Young
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  • Sara Carroll
    signed 2019-05-20 21:16:34 +1000
  • Rhonda Bock
    signed 2019-05-20 18:02:19 +1000
  • Kathleen Green
    signed 2019-05-20 17:51:45 +1000
  • Jane Margarets
    signed 2019-05-20 17:35:55 +1000
  • Angela Burrows
    signed 2019-05-20 17:09:25 +1000
  • Gillian Love
    signed 2019-05-20 14:13:20 +1000
  • Mark Benton
    signed 2019-05-20 13:50:52 +1000
  • Jenny Lewis
    signed 2019-05-20 12:53:09 +1000
  • diana gerbec
    signed 2019-05-20 11:59:29 +1000
  • Elizabeth Wood
    signed 2019-05-20 11:38:49 +1000
  • Yula Blecher
    signed 2019-05-20 11:20:39 +1000
  • Craig Holford
    signed 2019-05-19 21:28:57 +1000
  • Freya Job
    signed 2019-05-19 15:19:44 +1000
  • Rachel Smith
    signed 2019-05-19 00:49:02 +1000
  • Kim Ryder
    signed 2019-05-18 21:05:48 +1000
  • Peter Dron
    signed 2019-05-18 17:22:38 +1000
  • Anteo Broadfield
    signed 2019-05-18 08:18:26 +1000
  • Jess Whittaker
    signed 2019-05-17 21:12:50 +1000
  • Catherine Barlow
    signed 2019-05-17 20:48:06 +1000
  • Michael Whiteway
    signed 2019-05-17 20:19:45 +1000
  • Nick Jones
    signed 2019-05-17 19:41:53 +1000
  • hugh Ferrar
    signed 2019-05-17 19:08:41 +1000
  • john carpenter
    signed 2019-05-17 16:47:56 +1000
  • Yvonne Fessler
    signed 2019-05-17 16:29:53 +1000
  • Sandra Woods
    signed 2019-05-17 11:54:41 +1000
  • Michael Ward
    signed 2019-05-17 10:38:42 +1000

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