Battle for Berrima's 13000+ petition to be handed to MP Pru Goward - Thursday 19th April, 2018
We are just a week out from handing over our 13,000+ strong petition to MP Pru Goward at Parliament House in Sydney. The petition calls for the protection of precious water resources in the Sydney Water Catchment and a Parliamentary Inquiry into the risks of current and proposed coal-mining activities on water quality, supply and safety.
Over 13,000 signatures have been secured, exceeding the 10,000 minimum required to trigger a debate in the NSW Parliament and will be handed to NSW Cabinet Minister and local MP Pru Goward on Thursday, 19th April at 10.30am at Parliament House in Sydney.
We’d like you to join us on Thursday 19th April 2018, we have a bus travelling from Berrima, meeting outside the Berrima Museum at 7.30 am and leaving Sydney following the handover at about approx 2.00pm for return to Berrima. Cost of the bus is approx $20pp.
Alternatively, you can meet us in Sydney at 52 Martin Place at 10.15am.
EXERCISE YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT BY JOINING US AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN SYDNEY FOR THIS EVENT.
If you’d like to be apart of this special occasion please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE PETITION
Battle for Berrima has coordinated the petition over the last 6 months, securing thousands of signatures calling for the protection of precious water resources in the Sydney Water Catchment and a Parliamentary Inquiry into the risks of current and proposed coal-mining activities on water quality, supply and safety.
In summary the petition calls for:
- A Parliamentary Inquiry into the risks posed to the current and future quality, supply and safety of water supply from the Sydney Water Catchment as a result of current and future coal mining and extractive industries within the Catchment
- Immediate moratorium on any expansion of any existing coal mining operation or approval of new coal mining proposals within the Sydney Water Catchment
- Immediate moratorium on any coal mining exploration within the Sydney Water Catchment
- An immediate audit of any and all discharges into the Sydney Water Catchment from any coal mine, operating, mothballed or closed
The petition was sparked by the proposed mega-underground coal mine Korea’s POSCO wants to develop on the edge of historic Berrima as well as the recent heavy metal discharge crisis on the Wingecarribee River from the mothballed Boral Colliery at Medway.
View the petition here.