Our state pollies are paying attention after the federal election shakeup and a state election is only 9 months away. We have an opportunity now to tell them what we think of the Dendrobium mine extension project under the Sydney and Illawarra water catchment.
It was a fight we thought we’d won when the Independent Planning Commission rejected it last year. But no, the NSW government has allowed it back in amended form and sidelined the IPC from its assessment.
The Protect Our Water Alliance (POWA) has compiled a submission guide for us. The guide spells out the many reasons to oppose the project with detailed and well-researched information.
Please have a read through the guide and make a submission that’s in your own words and as long or short as you like. The main thing is to put on record that we strongly oppose the risks to our water and environment.
Nannas are planning to send copies of our submissions to our state MPs and the ministers and shadow ministers for water and the environment. You might like to do this too.
Ministers: Anthony Roberts (Planning), James Griffin (Environment), Kevin Anderson (Water)
Shadow Ministers: Paul Scully (Planning), Rose Jackson (Water), Penny Sharpe (Environment)
Submissions to the NSW Planning Department are due by 14 June.