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).

  • 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
  • Jon 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
  • Ann Gadd
    signed 2019-05-13 12:34:07 +1000
  • Ratchanok Nopimg
    signed 2019-02-25 20:16:30 +1100
  • Jeremy Park
    signed 2018-10-12 10:19:47 +1100
  • Detlef Crone
    signed 2018-10-04 20:02:12 +1000
  • Perry Gretton
    signed 2017-10-05 21:01:00 +1100
  • Kerrie Wilson
    signed 2017-10-05 16:01:21 +1100
  • Frank Ryan
    signed via 2017-09-27 11:54:50 +1000
  • Katia Falco
    signed 2017-09-16 12:44:44 +1000
  • Barbara Scarpellino
    signed 2017-09-16 12:30:57 +1000
  • jocelyn kavanagh
    signed 2017-09-16 12:05:52 +1000
  • Lexy Smoker
    signed 2017-09-16 12:01:58 +1000
  • Chris Jonkers
    signed 2017-09-16 12:01:51 +1000

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