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Warragamba consultant embroiled in international dam controversies
Seventeen Indigenous and environmental NGOs from six countries have made a damning joint submission to a parliamentary inquiry about the consultant commissioned by the NSW Government to do cultural and environmental assessments for the raising of Warragamba Dam. The submission is available here.
Stuart Ayres attacks former SES Director over Warragamba Dam
Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, has today attacked the former NSW SES Deputy Director, Dr Chas Keys, over NSW Liberal Government plans to raise Warragamba Dam, with Minister Ayres dismissing his advice in the Sydney Morning Herald as “illogical”.
Warragamba Dam engineering firm’s racist history revealed
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corps (SMEC), the engineering firm tasked with completing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NSW Government project to raise Warragamba Dam wall, has today been revealed for having numerous question marks over its relationships with First Nation’s people on previous...
Sussan Ley must stand up for Australia’s world heritage before Stuart Ayres’ dam plans
Community groups are calling on Sussan Ley to clarify comments she made in The Australian newspaper today about dams. Environment Minister Ley told the paper she was “working with NSW to streamline the assessment of dam projects under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation...
NSW Government no-show at dam consultation meeting
The NSW Government has refused to attend a Local Government community consultation with Traditional Owners about the impacts of raising Warragamba Dam wall in the Blue Mountains tonight. Over 100 community members came to listen to Traditional Owners about the NSW Government's inadequate and...
Warragamba Dam: Councils and Traditional Owners rally against dam Friday 16 August – 7pm Faulconbridge Community Hall
The campaign to stop Stuart Ayres’ plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall hit the world stage last month when the United Nations World Heritage Committee reported the impacts on the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area would be ‘significant' and required an urgent review of...
Infrastructure NSW attempts to shed its responsibility for dam cultural assessment
Infrastructure NSW (INSW) has attempted to shed itself of responsibility for major flaws in its Draft Cultural Heritage Assessment for the Warragamba Dam wall raising project, after being invited by Blue Mountains and Wollondilly Councils to attend a Traditional Owner Community Consultation this Friday...
Infrastructure NSW faces litmus test over dam wall cultural assessment
Following a secretive release of the Warragamba Dam Raising Draft Indigenous Cultural Assessment, Infrastructure NSW is facing a litmus test over its plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall from western Sydney councils.