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Dam plan to cause further extinction
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
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
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.
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 on the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain would dramatically increase risk to life.
Hawkesbury City Council votes down motion to support raising Warragamba Dam wall
Hawkesbury City Council last night voted down a motion to support the raising of theWarragamba Dam wall. Councilors voted 5-7 to reject a Liberal motion to support thedam wall raising, with numerous Councillors voicing concern that they were being askedto vote on a proposal...