Will the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage loose its World Heritage status if the dam wall raising goes ahead?

Will the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage loose its World Heritage status if the dam wall raising goes ahead?

Answer

Yes. There is a very real threat that raising the Warragamba Dam wall may result in the de-listing of the Greater Blue Mountains from the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is because it will impact upon the values for which the park was listed. The Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites, an Australian Committee for the body which advises UNESCO, has warned of the potential for the Blue Mountains to be placed on the World Heritage in Danger List if the dam raising were to proceed.