World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam plan

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Postby johnrs » Thu 30 May, 2019 1:51 pm

Give a Dam Rally Katoomba Sun June 9
From the NPA bulletin

Give a Dam are not giving up just because of the Election results! A planned protest rally and march is now a go.
The date is Sunday 9th June commencing at 12:00 midday. The march will commence at Carrington Place, down Katoomba St, left into Warratah and left into Lurline and finish in Kingsford Smith Park. Once there, there will be speeches from the alliance partners.
https://www.giveadam.org.au/
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Thu 30 May, 2019 2:05 pm

And a Fundraiser too
Sat 15 June Katoomba

GIVE A DAM Fundraiser Dinner
The GIVE A DAM campaign will be hosting a fundraiser dinner on the 15th of June from 6pm. It will be held in the ballroom of the beautiful Mountain Heritage Hotel in Katoomba. It will include a 3-course alternate serve meal and 2 hours of complementary drinks.
The evening will be emceed by the Hon. Bob Debus (former NSW Environment Minister and Blue Mountains MP). It will include briefings from GIVE A DAM campaign manager Harry Burkitt and Gundungurra woman Taylor Clarke.

We will have a fundraising auction as part of the event with a selection of fantastic prizes.

Tickets are $100 per head or $900 to book a table of 10.

When
June 15, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
Where
Mountain Heritage Hotel
Corner Apex and Lovel Streets
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Australia

Bookings here
https://www.giveadam.org.au/give_a_dam_ ... BUNIQID%5D
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Wed 19 Jun, 2019 1:18 pm

And now UNESCO has warned that raising Warragamba dam may threaten the World Heritage status of the Blue Mountains national park
Details here
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-09/ ... e/11194166
And a bit more here
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/dam ... 51x21.html
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Fri 21 Jun, 2019 12:55 pm

And a little more attention coming with a NSW parliamentary enquiry announced today
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/gre ... 51zoi.html
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Thu 27 Jun, 2019 5:53 pm

GIVE A DAM campaign update

from the NPA Nature News

The Give A Dam campaign fighting the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam continues from strength to strength.

An Upper House Committee was recently established to inquire into plans for any future development of property on the Hawkesbury Nepean Floodplain as a result of the project as well as the adequacy of the EIS.

The UN has prepared a draft report on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area listing which will be considered in July. The report highlights a number of concerns for the area and calls on the NSW and Federal Governments to send it any EIS before decisions on the dam are made.
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Mon 08 Jul, 2019 1:58 pm

And now UNESCO is involved
The World Heritage listing is at risk
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/cons ... 523wr.html
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Re: World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains threatened by dam p

Postby johnrs » Wed 07 Aug, 2019 1:33 pm

So there it is folks
The wilderness destroying dam raising does not work to any great degree
but lots of land to release
and developer donations to our federal liberal party.
More here in the SMH
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/cons ... 52djf.html
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Postby north-north-west » Wed 07 Aug, 2019 6:19 pm

Come now. You can't honestly expect to counter such an essential proposal with nothing more than science and facts. That's now how this works.
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