Stop them destroying Sydney’s water catchment

Stop them destroying Sydney’s water catchment

A new report commissioned by the NSW Government has revealed that precious water is being lost from Sydney’s drinking catchment due to cracking and other damage from underground coal mines.

A new report commissioned by the NSW Government has revealed that precious water is being lost from Sydney’s drinking catchment due to cracking and other damage from underground coal mines.

Call the NSW Premier

Can you call the NSW Premier today and ask her to put an immediate moratorium on any more coal mining under Sydney’s precious drinking water catchment?

Call Gladys Berejiklian

Gladys Berejiklian NSW Premier (02) 8574 5000
  • Making a call is fast and very effective.
  • Always stay polite and calm.
  • The phone will be answered by an office assistant.Introduce yourself and where you are from.
  • Tell them you want to pass a message on to the Premier about coal mining in the Sydney Water Catchment.
  • Ask them to take down your name and address and the points you raise.

Key Messages:

  • Please put an immediate moratorium/pause on any more coal mining under Sydney’s precious ...
  • Making a call is fast and very effective.
  • Always stay polite and calm.
  • The phone will be answered by an office assistant.Introduce yourself and where you are from.
  • Tell them you want to pass a message on to the Premier about coal mining in the Sydney Water Catchment.
  • Ask them to take down your name and address and the points you raise.

Key Messages:

  • Please put an immediate moratorium/pause on any more coal mining under Sydney’s precious drinking water catchment.
  • I believe the risks from coal mining in the drinking water catchment are too great.
  • The NSW Coalition made a promise to protect the water catchment 6 years ago, yet has not.
  • The Premier must cancel plans to further expand coal mining in Sydney’s drinking water catchment.

Background Information:

  • Some of the risks of catchment coal mining:
  • The mines are cracking creeks and precious rainfall is being lost from the surface. 
  • Some of these mines are perilously close to the drinking water catchment dams. 
  • Other mines are discharging contaminated mine water directly into creeks that feed Sydney’s dams.
  • Subsidence causes some of the pristine upland swamps to collapse. Sydney relies on these areas to filter and release fresh clean water. 
  • In a summary of the new report’s findings, Professor Jim Galvin warns that a reckless approach to mining at Dendrobium area risks “potential permanent consequences for the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Metropolitan Special Area.”

News stories about this issue:

Agressive Dendrobium mine causing 'grave, severe impacts' on Sydney water catchments

'Grave': New study finds significant impacts of coal mining in Sydney catchment

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