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.
The Western Australian government has a draft plan to allow many billions of litres of ground and surface water to be taken by irrigators from the Martuwarra Fitzroy River at its catchment.
Dale Dengate has written and illustrated a booklet about stygofauna for Nannas to read to their grandchildren. Do you know what stygofauna are?
On the trip home from our Listening Tour, two members of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends stopped off in Mudgee to lunch with one of our old friends, Derek Finter, who has become involved with Healthy Rivers Dubbo. Derek spoke about the proposed weir at Gin Gin which has the potential to substantially reduceContinue reading “Gin Gin Dam Weir”
Coonamble is on the border of Wailwan and Gomeroi Country. It is one of 120 towns in Australia that rely on the Great Artesian Basin for drinking water, particularly in times of drought. The Narrabri Gas Project and its pipeline has the potential to contaminate this precious water resource. Gas wells are not only drilledContinue reading “Sydney Nannas visit farm and bore”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends were advised to leave Warren early if we wanted to see lots of birds at the Macquarie Marshes. A thick morning mist slowed us down as we drove the 129km along the Carinda Road from Warren to ‘Burrima’. This bitumen bush road, very narrow in parts, has cattle grids that beepContinue reading “Macquarie Marshes, Carinda and David Bowie”
After a long 500km drive, Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends arrived in Warren at the Window on the Wetland Centre (WOW), an information centre built around a lovely old church. Locals transported the church from the town to act as WOW’s focal point. It includes a shop, café and community activity centre.
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends joined Waters for Rivers for an action outside NSW parliament for the Darling Baaka River Convoy on Friday 16 April.