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Secret plans to raise Warragamba by 17 metres

March 15, 2019

It has been revealed today that Infrastructure NSW has secret plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 17 metres. This is despite the department saying both in the NSW Parliament and publicly that the dam wall will only be raised by 14 metres....

Students GIVE A DAM

March 15, 2019

The students of Blue Mountains High Schools are gathering at Town Hall today to not only speak out about climate change, but also the plight of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area which is under threat from the rising of Warragamba Dam wall.

GIVE A DAM pre-election campaign launch in Penrith

March 05, 2019

The NSW Liberal Government is wanting to raise the wall of Warragamba Dam by 14 metres for flood mitigation, holding an additional two Sydney Harbours of floodwaters behind the dam up to 5 weeks at a time.

Documentary on Warragamba Dam raising to be launched

February 14, 2019

GIVE A DAM: Flooding the Blue Mountains is set to premiere in Springwood on Saturday February 16. The documentary showcases the beauty of the southern Blue Mountains and the impact raising Warragamba Dam wall would have on the world heritage area. Harry Burkitt, GIVE...

Floodplain property developer linked to Liberal Party

February 06, 2019

It has been reported today that the director of a multi-million dollar floodplain development company, owning land downstream of the proposed Warragamba Dam wall, donated $550,000 to the NSW division of the Liberal Party over the last 3 years, according to the Australian Electoral...

Dam plan to cause further extinction

December 14, 2018

Another threatened bird species has been found in the same valley that would be flooded under the NSW Liberal Government’s plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall to allow development on western Sydney floodplains. The vulnerable-listed Painted honeyeater was discovered by Australian National University...

NSW Government slammed by global World Heritage body on dam plan

November 14, 2018

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.

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

November 13, 2018

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.

Government dam legislation condemned by thousands

October 18, 2018

The NSW Government last night passed legislation to allow the flooding of national parkswith the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area by the raising of Warragamba Damwall.

Goverment dam legislation condemned by thousands

October 18, 2018

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.

Government committee admits to flaws in dam’s assessment proces

October 11, 2018

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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