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

1,363 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).

  • Brian Goodwin
    signed 2019-05-16 19:32:03 +1000
  • Ruta Minde
    signed 2019-05-16 19:17:30 +1000
  • Geoff O'Malley
    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
  • Christopher Wilkinson
    signed 2019-05-16 17:03:13 +1000
  • Belinda Webster
    signed 2019-05-16 16:59:27 +1000
  • Peter Reay
    signed 2019-05-16 16:50:16 +1000
  • Bronwen Carr
    signed 2019-05-16 16:48:51 +1000
  • lulu extonpery
    signed 2019-05-16 16:33:30 +1000
  • Steve Donovan
    signed 2019-05-16 16:32:43 +1000
  • jonathan humphreys
    signed 2019-05-16 16:27:07 +1000
  • Julie Stanley
    signed 2019-05-16 16:27:05 +1000
  • David Gray
    signed 2019-05-16 16:25:33 +1000
  • Susan Smart
    signed 2019-05-16 16:19:35 +1000
  • Adrian McCowage
    signed 2019-05-16 16:17:49 +1000
  • Oddbjorn Ludvigsen
    signed 2019-05-16 16:13:59 +1000
  • Torquil Finlayson
    signed 2019-05-16 16:06:20 +1000
  • Elizabeth Millington
    signed 2019-05-16 16:05:11 +1000
  • Gabrielle Richardson
    signed 2019-05-16 16:05:07 +1000
  • Alexis Clarke
    signed 2019-05-16 16:04:56 +1000
  • Ewan Caldwell
    signed 2019-05-16 16:03:23 +1000
  • Ann Brien
    signed 2019-05-16 12:59:27 +1000

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