Save the Blue Mountains World Heritage

Wild Kowmung River in Blue Mountains

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.

Who's signing

Josephine Perret
Christiana Ferreira
Kate Yanz
Jo McEwan
Robert Foody
Michael Shea
Dinah Mitchell
Anna-Rosa Baker
Fiona Kanera
Carlos Catano
Nicole McGregor
David Cox
Janet Mayer
Craig Wall
Irena Pernickova
Sarah Neumann-Cox
Di Johnstone
Judy Schneider
Ute Jaensch
Bernard Dunne
Anne Wale
Tracy Hogg
Cheryl Dubois
Andrew Wall
Isaac Sullivan
Rowan Hanley
Maggie McKinney
Sharyn Gishford
Peter Van Haeff

Will you sign?


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  • Josephine Perret
    signed 2018-11-12 01:22:24 +1100
  • Christiana Ferreira
    signed 2018-11-07 21:56:21 +1100
  • Kate Yanz
    signed 2018-11-07 10:57:56 +1100
  • Jo McEwan
    signed 2018-11-07 10:19:14 +1100
  • Robert Foody
    signed 2018-11-07 09:19:49 +1100
  • Michael Shea
    signed 2018-11-07 08:14:03 +1100
  • Dinah Mitchell
    signed 2018-11-07 07:40:55 +1100
    Our wild areas are precious and deserve protection for not just us but future generations.
  • Anna-Rosa Baker
    signed 2018-11-07 07:12:51 +1100
  • Fiona Kanera
    signed 2018-11-07 05:59:51 +1100
  • Carlos Catano
    signed 2018-11-06 23:30:51 +1100
  • Nicole McGregor
    signed 2018-11-06 22:49:40 +1100
    There is no reason to do this. Sydneysiders instead and this government need to recycle water, installing and creating water holding areas at every building, and using grey water solutions. If Michael Mobbs can do it in Chippendale then most sites can do this. Imagine the jobs this would create. In Oslo they recycle their black water and using for farming. The use the methane gas to power their buses which are free. What is wrong with this picture why are we destroying more land, when there are already answers, it’s just lazy politics and private partnerships for mates and Gladys is at the lead, when she leaves politics I’m sure she’ll be either a transport consultant, sports pavilion consultant, or building dams consultant. Instead of flooding a river, why doesn’t she have incentives for farmers to create dams (that don’t use stream 1’s, 2 or 3’s) to build dams on their properties and to help them with drought, there you go there’s another job creation.
  • David Cox
    signed 2018-11-06 20:37:17 +1100
  • Janet Mayer
    signed 2018-11-06 20:09:13 +1100
  • Craig Wall
    signed 2018-11-06 19:33:19 +1100
    The Blue Mountains wilderness & its sites of historical indigenous occupation were deemed unique & precious enough to be listed a world heritage site – it should be protected as the precious asset that all Sydney-Sixers recognise it as being.
  • Irena Pernickova
    signed 2018-11-06 18:46:58 +1100
  • Sarah Neumann-Cox
    signed 2018-11-06 18:45:01 +1100
  • Di Johnstone
    signed 2018-11-06 18:25:19 +1100
  • Judy Schneider
    signed 2018-11-06 18:12:41 +1100
    The Government has let so much of our environment be destroyed. It has to stop. Do not let buildings be built on flood plains in the first place.
  • Ute Jaensch
    signed 2018-11-06 18:03:56 +1100
    Signed
  • Bernard Dunne
    signed 2018-11-06 17:52:21 +1100
  • Rebecca McHardy
    @bec578 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-06 17:45:37 +1100
  • Anne Wale
    signed 2018-11-06 17:33:05 +1100
    Yet another vile act by this environmentally ignorant and morally bankrupt government!
  • Tracy Hogg
    signed 2018-11-06 17:29:05 +1100
    Stop destroying the environment – animals and plants need our support and you are killing them with no consideration. There are too many endangered animals already.
  • Cheryl Dubois
    signed 2018-11-06 17:19:49 +1100
  • Andrew Wall
    signed 2018-11-06 17:19:05 +1100
  • Isaac Sullivan
    signed 2018-11-06 16:56:13 +1100
  • Rowan Hanley
    signed 2018-11-06 16:54:14 +1100
  • Maggie McKinney
    signed 2018-11-06 16:52:35 +1100
    Why do you keep allowing the destruction of our environment. Better management is needed and you are failing as a government. Sydney is a mess and now you want to mess up a World Heritage Asset.
  • Sharyn Gishford
    signed 2018-11-06 16:49:01 +1100
  • Peter Van Haeff
    signed 2018-11-06 16:47:55 +1100