Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Flooding World Heritage

Infrastructure NSW has proposed that the O’Farrell Government immediately restart the proposal to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 23 metres that was rejected back in 1995. 

The proposal to raise Warragamba Dam wall ignores the fact that an auxiliary spillway now ensures the security of the dam wall under all floods. The dam raising proposal would degrade up to 7,500 hectares of World Heritage listed wilderness areas and wild rivers including the Cox, Kowmung and Nattai rivers.

The alternative Don’t Raise the Dam solution would optimise the operation of the dam’s flood gates by taking advantage of improved understanding of flood behaviour.
It is cheaper, environmentally sound and mitigates most floods.

Take action - don't raise the dam!

Circulate the fact sheets and write to Premier Barry O’Farrell asking that he reject the proposal and your local member of Parliament. Contact the Colong Foundation by email or phone if you would like more information.