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April 19, 2023

Warragamba Dam update

Newly elected NSW government shelves the plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall, a post-election update.

“We know raising the wall would flood the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area; inundating 1200 Aboriginal sites and artefacts, destroying habitat for critically endangered species and [risking] Blue Mountain’s World Heritage listing.” - NSW Water Minister Rose Jackson

“With my environment minister hat on, as a World Heritage Area it should be given the highest level of protection. I am pleased that will be saved. I am happy in relation to habitat for endangered species.” - NSW Environment Minister Penny Sharpe

Read the full article here.

Source: Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ NSW Government



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