SAVE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS WORLD HERITAGE WILDERNESS

SAVE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS WORLD HERITAGE WILDERNESS

The NSW Government have just passed legislation to allow the raising of Warragamba Dam, drowning World Heritage-listed wilderness areas in the Blue Mountains.

Raising the Warragamba Dam wall by 14 metres would drown 4,700 hectares of Blue Mountains National Parks and 65kms of wild streams upstream from the raised dam wall.

While this legislation moves the dam one step closer to approval, both the NSW and Australian Governments have the power to stop it. If you don’t want magnificent wild places drowned in silt-laden dam water, take action today.

Sign here now, and tell the NSW government to drop its dam plan.

The Blue Mountains National Park that would be inundated is World Heritage listed, and home to at least 48 threatened species. The nationally threatened Camden White Gum and critically endangered Regent honeyeater would likely become extinct if the dam goes ahead.

The raising of the dam wall is a developer-driven move that will make it easier to build on flood-prone areas in Western Sydney – against the wishes of local communities.

There’s a state election scheduled for March 2019 and the Berejiklian government needs to win all the favour it can.

So please, add your name to the petition today. Tell the Premier you GIVE A DAM about Sydney's wilderness backyard.