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Raising Warragamba Dam wall

An existential threat to NSW National Parks

David Hufton Member, National Parks Association of NSW and Committe Member, Colong Foundation

The NSW Government has decided to raise Warragamba Dam 14 metres for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley at a cost of over $700 million. The EIS and final ministerial sign-off is due later this year, and we urgently need your help to stop it from happening.

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When lightning crashes in the forest, the NPWS is there.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Earlier this year, lightning peppered the Blue Mountains sparking about a year’s worth of bushfires in just one week. The remarkable skills, experience and sheer hard work of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) firefighters and their colleagues helped prevent these from becoming another of the infamous ‘black fire days’ that lace Australia’s history.