Save the wild Kowmung River

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 Kowmung River that flows 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 Kowmung river and keep our wild rivers wild. 

Stand up for our precious wild places and save the Kowmung River

Dear Petition to the Premier of NSW,

This petition brings to the attention of the NSW Parliament that:

- Plans to raise Warragamba Dall wall by 14m will flood 3000 hectares of World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. 

- The wild Kowmung River will be drowned, killing thousands of trees and causing the river banks to slump and send silt into our precious drinking water supply. 

We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berijiklian and the NSW Cabinet to reconsider plans to raise the dam wall. 

We call on you to protect our precious wild places like the Kowmung River and World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

We ask that the $700 million cost of the project be directed to water efficiency and genuine climate change and flood mitigation projects, not expensive, damaging and unnecessary engineering projects. 


Who's signing

Liz Stevens
adrian sholson
Lorraine Antonini
Ron Mosman
Lynette Sinclair
Jeremy Thomas
Alison Black
Susan Read
Helen Humphrey
Grant Oyston
Cathy Audley
Sandra Rasa
Faith Lightfoot
Siobhain O'Leary
Samantha Parr
Lynda Fletcher
Roma Adler
Jane Bagley
Johannes Hendriks
Andrew Davey
Jared Price
Lindy Sparrow
Dan Dunn
Annette Shields
Kim Testa
Jane Easton
Jacqueline Puz
Christopher Jordan
Wana Omid

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  • Liz Stevens
    signed 2018-09-19 23:49:23 +1000
    Stop flooding of our forests
  • adrian sholson
    signed via 2018-09-19 21:55:22 +1000
  • Lorraine Antonini
    signed 2018-09-19 21:40:31 +1000
  • Ron Mosman
    signed 2018-09-19 20:56:03 +1000
    Do not flood pristine wilderness!
  • Lynette Sinclair
    signed 2018-09-19 18:43:29 +1000
    Shame on this government. It doesn’t even pretend any more that it does anything but legislate and run the state on behalf of developers and big corporations.
  • Jeremy Thomas
    signed 2018-09-19 18:33:50 +1000
  • Alison Black
    signed 2018-09-19 18:07:06 +1000
    Please don’t destroy our environment!!!!
  • Susan Read
    signed 2018-09-19 15:31:45 +1000
  • Helen Humphrey
    signed 2018-09-19 15:21:52 +1000
  • Grant Oyston
    signed via 2018-09-19 15:20:17 +1000
    All to suit developers building suburbs in the west Sydney flood plains. Disgraceful State govt
  • Cathy Audley
    signed 2018-09-19 14:50:14 +1000
  • Sandra Rasa
    signed via 2018-09-19 14:48:31 +1000
  • Faith Lightfoot
    signed 2018-09-19 14:28:51 +1000
  • Siobhain O'Leary
    signed via 2018-09-19 13:01:49 +1000
  • Samantha Parr
    signed via 2018-09-19 12:52:58 +1000
  • Lynda Fletcher
    signed 2018-09-19 12:42:30 +1000
  • Roma Adler
    signed via 2018-09-19 12:36:32 +1000
  • Jane Bagley
    signed via 2018-09-19 10:44:11 +1000
  • Johannes Hendriks
    signed via 2018-09-19 07:26:15 +1000
  • Andrew Davey
    signed via 2018-09-18 20:38:49 +1000
  • Jared Price
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  • Jared Price
    signed via 2018-09-18 19:33:15 +1000
  • Lindy Sparrow
    signed via 2018-09-18 17:18:10 +1000
  • Dan Dunn
    signed via 2018-09-18 16:23:00 +1000
  • Annette Shields
    signed via 2018-09-18 15:46:11 +1000
  • Kim Testa
    signed via 2018-09-18 15:44:45 +1000
    This NSW government needs to take a hard look at itself! There is more to life than keeping developers happy and the almighty dollar. They are ruining our state’s environment.
  • Jane Easton
    signed via 2018-09-18 15:32:02 +1000
  • Jacqueline Puz
    signed via 2018-09-18 15:31:30 +1000
    Jacqueline A Puz
  • Christopher Jordan
    signed via 2018-09-18 15:23:49 +1000
  • Wana Omid
    signed 2018-08-17 07:51:40 +1000