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'Noah built the ark before the flood': Minister defends campaign amid drought
An $800,000 government advertising campaign about the dangers of flooding in Sydney’s west has been described as a thinly veiled PR strategy to...
Warragamba plan 'flawed': former SES deputy
The former deputy of the NSW State Emergency Service says the government's plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall is “flawed,” warning it...
Warragamba dam level report deadline too short, traditional owners say
Traditional owners say they have not been given enough time to assess the cultural heritage impact of a plan to raise the wall...
Warragamba Dam public meeting
A public meeting to hear the concerns of Indigenous people about the Warragamba Dam wall raising proposal will be held in Faulconbridge on...
Leaked charts 'undercut' case to lift Warragamba dam wall: opponents
Plans to raise Warragamba Dam to cut flood risks to downstream communities have been challenged after the leaking of charts show a 14-metre...
Government committee to investigate Warragamba Dam wall raising
An inquiry will be launched to examine the many question marks surrounding the proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.
Greens defector teams up with One Nation to form inquiry into plans to raise Warragamba Dam wall
Greens defector Justin Field has teamed up with One Nation to push through a parliamentary inquiry into the government's controversial plan to raise...
Blue Mountains wilderness would be 'permanently' changed by raising dam wall, leak reveals
A leaked draft report has predicted world heritage areas of the Blue Mountains would be “permanently” changed by a controversial New South Wales government plan...
Blue Mountains World Heritage status on notice as report questions Warragamba Dam proposal
A UN report assessing the state of the Blue Mountains' World Heritage listing has raised "concerns" about the proposed raising of the Warragamba...
'Wonderland at risk' from higher dam walls
A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted...
Taking it Federal
If you missed it, the NSW Liberal Government was re-elected on Saturday. This only means one thing - to stop the flooding of...
Bone found at Warragamba Dam sparks controversy
A traditional owner says the NSW Government has failed to investigate the discovery of a bone in a "known burial ground", uncovered during...
Resident’s group accuses Premier of deception over Warragamba Dam
A WARRAGAMBA resident’s group has accused the NSW Premier of deceiving the community over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.
Government's secret plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 17m
The Berejiklian government has developed secret plans to lift the height of Warragamba Dam more than publicly announced to take into account the...
NSW law allowing Blue Mountains flooding didn't follow due process, UNESCO told
The New South Wales government has been accused of not following due process when it passed legislation to allow flooding in the heritage-listed...
Campaign launch urges people of Warragamba to give a dam
THE Give a Dam campaign has been launched in an attempt to stop the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall.
Push for united alliance of councils to fight Warragamba Dam wall raising
Blue Mountains Council has called upon nearby councils to form a regional alliance opposing the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall. Push for alliance...
UNESCO worried about Warragamba Dam wall
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is concerned that plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall in NSW could have "negative impacts" on the...
Warragamba Dam documentary to be shown in Springwood and Mt Victoria
A documentary revealing what’s at stake if the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall goes ahead, will be shown in Springwood on February 16....
Raising NSW dam wall 'good for developers'
A property in flood-prone land west of Sydney more than tripled in value after the NSW government announced its plan to raise Warragamba...
Blue Mountains Council opposes Warragamba Dam wall raising
Blue Mountains Council has formally opposed the NSW government’s plan to raise Warragamba Dam by 14 metres, which will flood parts of the...
Rallying the troops to crank up Warragamba Dam campaign
The campaign against the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall has stepped up a notch, with more than 20 events planned in coming...
Dam lies and dodgy facts
The NSW Government is feeling the pressure and has responded by publishing a flyer full of lies about raising Warragamba Dam wall. The...
Warragamba plan a 'sad state of affairs'
A former NSW government official has described the treatment of national parks under a plan to raise the wall of Warragamba Dam as...
Threatened bird at risk of NSW dam wall
Another threatened species has been found in the same area which could be flooded under the NSW government's plan to raise Warragamba Dam...
Bushwalkers bare all to stop proposed Warragamba Dam wall raising
More than 20 bushwalkers have bared all to support a community group objecting to the proposed raising of Warragamba Dam wall.
Warragamba Dam wall-raising forum draws interest
The proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall is one of the biggest issues facing Macarthur voters this election.
NSW great wilderness area at risk: expert
It's described as one of Australia's greatest wilderness areas but a wildlife expert warns the "biodiversity wonderland" could be destroyed by a plan...
Warragamba dam: NSW government urged by own advisory panel to reconsider plan
The New South Wales government is being urged by its own advisory panel to reconsider its plan to raise the Warragamba dam wall,...
Blue Mountains' heritage listing at risk
The Blue Mountains' world heritage listing could be threatened by a NSW government plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall.
Blue Mountains' world heritage significance 'at risk' under plan to raise dam wall, warns conservation group
The Blue Mountains are listed among Machu Picchu and the pyramids in world heritage significance — but that could be at risk, a...
'Significant impacts': Federal government issues Warragamba wall alert
The Berejiklian government's controversial plan to raise the height of the Warragamba dam is likely to have "significant impacts" on threatened species in...
Warning proves prescient over Sydney's hunger for housing
Answer me honestly. Does this sound like careful legislative process to you? Or does it sound like suspicious and indecent haste?
Greens warn of 'Franklin' campaign against Warragamba dam wall raising
The NSW Greens say a public campaign echoing the successful rescue of Tasmanian rivers from damming in the 1980s is needed to preserve...
'First salvo': Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins
A multi-year fight has begun over the Berejiklian government's plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall amid claims opponents are risking hundreds of...
'An appalling attack': NSW Labor to oppose plan to raise Warragamba dam wall
New South Wales Labor will oppose plans to raise the wall of Warragamba dam, saying the government is pandering to developers at the...