NSW Government slammed by global World Heritage body on dam plan


The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the international body that advises the World Heritage Committee on cultural heritage, has expressed grave concern about the impacts raising Warragamba Dam wall would have on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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FOI documents reveal Warragamba Dam wall raising will have ‘extensive and significant impacts’ on Blue Mountains World Heritage

Federal Environment Department advisors have warned raising Warragamba Dam wall will have widespread and significant environmental impacts, a document obtained under freedom of information laws has revealed.

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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?

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Goverment dam legislation condemned by thousands

The NSW Government last night passed legislation to allow the flooding of national parks with the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area by the raising of Warragamba Dam wall.

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Government committee admits to flaws in dam’s assessment process

A government majority committee has admitted the NSW Government’s own environmental and economic assessments being undertaken for the Warragamba Dam raising proposal is inadequate.

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SES admits housing more people on floodplain is dangerous

Peter Cinque from the State Emergency Services (SES) admitted in an upper house inquiry yesterday that he believes the Government’s plan to house an additional 134,000 people[1] on the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain would dramatically increase risk to life. The inquiry is examining a bill on the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall.

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Coalition of experts condemn dam plan

 

A letter has been sent to the NSW Premier by over 20 prominent scientists, park managers and former environment ministers condemning legislation to allow dam inundation of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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NSW Government putting lives at risk on the floodplain

 

134,000 people would be added to the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain over the next 30 years a key NSW government report on raising of Warragamba Dam wall has stated.

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Campaign to stop Warragamba wall reaches out to all concerned allies

The campaign to save the Blue Mountains has changed it's name to reach out to new allies across the Sydney basin. Their new marketing strategy will now be headed by the slogan 'Give a Dam'.

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NSW Government condemned on move to allow flooding of national parks

NSW conservation groups have condemned the Berejiklian government’s move to change the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow the flooding of the Blue Mountains National Park. The legislative changes are being sought to legalise the NSW Government’s proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall, a project that is currently illegal under the National Park and Wildlife Act.

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