Save the Blue Mountains World Heritage
The NSW Government wants to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 14 metres.
This will drown the magnificent wild rivers that flow through the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Trees along the banks will die and the banks will slump sending soil and silt into Sydney's precious drinking water supplies.
We don't need to raise the dam wall. We can reduce the risks of flood and better use our water supply without destroying the wild places we love.
Save the Blue Mountains from flooding and keep our wild rivers wild.
The Australian Greens call on the NSW Government to:
Abandon plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall,
Restore protections for World Heritage in NSW,
Respect the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the Burragorang Valley,
Direct flood mitigation efforts to using existing dam and water management infrastructure and new infrastructure that doesn’t impact on high value ecological areas, restricting development on floodplains, and improving evacuation procedures.
Investment in water efficiency and water-recycling programs that improve our water security and improve the resilience of the Sydney community to adapt to climate change.