Don't Flood The Blue Mountains

The NSW Government wants to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 14m, flooding 4,700 hectares of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and national parks.

This will drown the magnificent wild rivers that flow through the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Hundreds of Gundungurra cultural heritage sites will be lost and 48 threatened plant and animal species that inhabit the area will be at risk.

The banks will slump sending soil and silt into Sydney's precious drinking water supplies trees along the banks will die.

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.

Don't flood the Blue Mountains.

Your petitioners request that the Parliament will:

  • Stop plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall

  • Protect World Heritage and oppose the flooding of the Blue Mountains

  • Protect Aboriginal cultural heritage

  • Plan for flood management and oppose new development on the floodplain

  • Invest in water efficiency and recycling programs for improved water security.

Who's signing

Aimee Brown
Andrew Bartlett
cassy cedervall
Shae Salmon
Wendy Rolls
Jhabel Downie
Patricia Kahler
Louise Somerville
Robyn Brodie-Reed
Hilary Stewart
Pam Vaughan
Ian Brodie-Reed
Nicola Dods
Joel Robinson
judith gatland
Maureen Grant
Kristine Erling
Michael Streatfeild
Megan Donnelly
Stephen Scott
Ross Ness
Katherine Klaack
Tim Flaus
Craig Sheahan
Carolyn Van Langenberg
Geoff Moxon
Lilian G
Cammo T
Annette Shields

Will you sign?

Showing 575 reactions

  • Aimee Brown
    signed 2019-05-19 11:29:26 +1000
  • Andrew Bartlett
    signed 2019-04-19 14:40:22 +1000
    I can’t believe these people have been re-elected.
  • cassy cedervall
    signed 2019-04-01 22:24:44 +1100
  • Shae Salmon
    signed 2019-03-30 12:12:41 +1100
    Enough dams! Combat climate change instead!
  • Wendy Rolls
    signed 2019-03-28 19:57:44 +1100
  • Jhabel Downie
    signed 2019-03-28 12:08:02 +1100
  • Patricia Kahler
    signed 2019-03-27 22:47:10 +1100
    Wonderful Wild World Heritage Sites such as these in the Blue Mountains need to be preserved for our Country’s Culture and the biodiversity it contains not flooded and destroyed for the Greed of a Few. Endangered Species need nurturing and protecting for they are threads in Vital Ecosystems, without them, the system collapses with many knock on effects that cannot be predicted. To Raise the Dam Wall would be just plain Dumb! That Precautionary Principal should apply here
  • Louise Somerville
    signed 2019-03-27 22:44:18 +1100
  • Robyn Brodie-Reed
    signed via 2019-03-19 13:13:04 +1100
  • Hilary Stewart
    signed 2019-03-18 21:02:53 +1100
  • Pam Vaughan
    signed 2019-03-18 20:58:03 +1100
  • Ian Brodie-Reed
    signed 2019-03-18 12:45:57 +1100
  • Nicola Dods
    signed 2019-03-16 09:02:22 +1100
  • Joel Robinson
    signed via 2019-03-14 21:55:00 +1100
  • judith gatland
    signed 2019-03-14 18:27:45 +1100
    The pristine Blue Mountains and environs are one of our nation’s precious Heritage area – DO NOT DISTURB!
  • Maureen Grant
    signed 2019-03-14 16:28:29 +1100
    the adjacent escalating built environment (aerotropolis) to serve Badgery’s Creek Airport with attendant motorways (wesr connex) creating more congestion, pollution and stress for western sydney is linked to the raising of this DAM. Building High Speed Rail and decentralising the population to regional Australia is a climate change mitigation solution. Can we urgently raise FUNDS to expand the movie

    GIVE A DAM to incorporate this? Its a social ecology position we need to take NOW 40 years after The Franklin Dam campaign to reflect the complexity of human society and nature as one encroaches and the iother diminshes
  • Kristine Erling
    signed 2019-03-14 14:44:05 +1100
  • Michael Streatfeild
    signed 2019-03-14 11:39:06 +1100
  • Megan Donnelly
    signed 2019-03-14 10:21:37 +1100
  • Stephen Scott
    signed 2019-03-14 09:07:09 +1100
  • Ross Ness
    @RossNess tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 08:48:27 +1100
    Sign the petition: Save the wild Kowmung River
  • Ross Ness
    signed 2019-03-14 08:48:12 +1100
  • Katherine Klaack
    signed 2019-03-14 08:26:38 +1100
  • Tim Flaus
    signed 2019-03-14 07:52:52 +1100
  • Craig Sheahan
    signed 2019-03-14 01:45:27 +1100
  • Carolyn Van Langenberg
    signed 2019-03-13 23:57:11 +1100
    Raisingvthe height of the walls of the Warragamba Dam is a very bad idea. 1: cultural annihilation by drowning indigenous sacred sites; 2: vandalism of a world heritage national park;

    3: engineering and maintenance standards — should be impeccable but will politicians fund peerless standards?; and

    4: insurance : where will the developers be if their development is inundated by a natural disaster, a huge flood?
  • Geoff Moxon
    signed 2019-03-13 22:08:13 +1100
  • Lilian G
    signed 2019-03-13 20:38:37 +1100
  • Cammo T
    signed 2019-03-13 16:08:46 +1100
    Wilderness for all of us
  • Annette Shields
    signed 2019-03-13 16:01:25 +1100