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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Government attempts cover-up of NSW's rarest bird

New research released last week has revealed a remote Blue Mountains valley holds one of the last breeding populations of the Regent honeyeater, NSW’s rarest bird. The World Heritage listed Burragorang Valley, located 70 kilometres west of Sydney, would be inundated by the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall (for flood mitigation).

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NSW Labor pledge to support alternatives to dam raising welcomed

Conservation groups welcome NSW Labor’s announcement that it would examine more effective flood mitigation measures to raising Warragamba Dam wall if elected in March 2019.

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Governing Body for World Heritage Urged to Intervene as NSW Gov Presses Ahead with Plan to Flood Wild Rivers

A coalition of conservationists, traditional owners and flood policy experts are seeking international intervention to halt the NSW Government’s plan to raise the Warragamba dam wall, which they say poses an “unprecedented threat to Australia's World Heritage”.

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Dick Smith: Let’s not raise the dam so that we can have more people in Sydney, let’s actually not have more people in Sydney

Australian entrepreneur, Dick Smith, has thrown his support behind the campaign to save the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area from a NSW Government proposal to raise Warragamba dam wall. Raising the dam wall would flood up to 65 kilometres of wild rivers and streams within the World Heritage Area to justify new urban sprawl across western Sydney floodplains.

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