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

1,340 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).

  • Trena Van Roosmalen
    signed 2020-07-09 19:40:31 +1000
  • Lauren Rigg
    signed 2020-06-11 13:45:14 +1000
  • Fiona Macdonald
    signed 2020-06-10 20:22:21 +1000
  • Lynette Desmond
    signed 2020-06-09 16:02:39 +1000
  • David Hill
    signed via 2020-06-09 11:41:09 +1000
  • Ros Williams
    signed via 2020-06-09 09:00:42 +1000
  • steve Cowell
    signed 2020-06-08 21:00:40 +1000
  • Joanne Richards
    signed 2020-06-08 20:00:45 +1000
  • Di Smith
    signed 2020-06-08 19:41:38 +1000
  • Penny Coke
    signed 2020-06-08 18:52:32 +1000
  • Kenneth Bennett
    signed 2020-06-08 09:22:29 +1000
  • Sandra Sparkes
    signed 2020-06-07 21:39:34 +1000
  • Jean Warr
    signed 2020-06-07 15:08:43 +1000
  • Cassie Bentley
    signed 2020-06-07 13:46:45 +1000
  • Erin Rutherford
    signed 2020-06-07 11:42:07 +1000
  • Dennis Carpio
    signed 2020-06-07 06:57:00 +1000
  • Julie Parkinson
    signed 2020-06-06 23:36:07 +1000
  • Andrew Beattie
    signed 2020-06-06 19:51:25 +1000
  • Kym Kneebone
    signed 2020-06-06 17:03:14 +1000
  • Jennifer Traynor
    signed 2020-06-06 13:02:35 +1000
  • Paul White
    signed 2020-06-06 12:32:50 +1000
  • Isabella Virgara
    signed 2020-06-06 10:55:58 +1000
  • Elena Garcia
    signed 2020-06-06 07:25:08 +1000
  • Pat Diggs
    signed 2020-06-05 23:48:22 +1000
  • Elizabeth Smith
    signed 2020-06-05 20:36:27 +1000
  • ben payne
    signed via 2020-06-05 20:31:01 +1000
  • Tim Logue
    signed 2020-06-05 20:10:07 +1000
  • Christel Pidcock
    signed 2020-06-05 20:00:52 +1000
  • Alan Turnbull
    signed 2020-06-05 19:02:08 +1000
  • Elizabeth Bridon
    signed 2020-06-05 18:55:56 +1000

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