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).

  • 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
  • Monica Hart
    signed 2019-05-17 09:05:34 +1000
  • Margaret Dudley
    signed 2019-05-17 09:03:54 +1000
  • Mary Telis
    signed 2019-05-17 08:04:58 +1000
  • Coral Taylor
    signed 2019-05-17 07:47:25 +1000
  • Kent Wildish
    signed 2019-05-17 07:24:38 +1000
  • Chris Stiles
    signed 2019-05-17 05:22:46 +1000
  • Wendy Chaston
    signed 2019-05-16 23:45:16 +1000
  • Tina Llewellyn
    signed 2019-05-16 21:44:39 +1000
  • Chris Marley
    signed 2019-05-16 21:44:09 +1000
  • Barbara Aroney
    signed 2019-05-16 21:18:57 +1000
  • Benjamin Mackiewicz
    signed 2019-05-16 21:06:40 +1000
  • Ann Lean
    signed 2019-05-16 20:39:41 +1000
  • Raven East
    signed 2019-05-16 20:20:24 +1000
  • Julia MacKinnon
    signed 2019-05-16 20:13:10 +1000
  • Brian Goodwin
    signed 2019-05-16 19:32:03 +1000
  • Ruta Minde
    signed 2019-05-16 19:17:30 +1000
  • Susan Wallace
    signed 2019-05-16 19:00:36 +1000
  • Angie Pearson
    signed 2019-05-16 18:54:43 +1000
  • Kate Tapp
    signed 2019-05-16 18:20:45 +1000
  • liz stewart
    signed 2019-05-16 18:16:07 +1000
  • Annette Shields
    signed 2019-05-16 18:01:25 +1000
  • Kay Moore
    signed 2019-05-16 17:56:46 +1000
  • Ruth Frances
    signed 2019-05-16 17:44:40 +1000
  • Barbara Kerr
    signed 2019-05-16 17:21:24 +1000
  • Nicole Maddison
    signed 2019-05-16 17:12:08 +1000
  • Bronwyn Rees
    signed 2019-05-16 17:10:50 +1000

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