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
Source: Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ NSW Government