Category Archives: Water

Greens to Fund Wallsend Flood Works

Greens Candidate for Newcastle John Mackenzie has today committed $6 million for rebuilding Boscawen Street bridge in Wallsend, and a further $20 million for channel widening, as part of the public works component of climate adaptation for Newcastle. “This is essential flood … Continue reading

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Williamtown Contamination Map

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Bobs Farm and Williamtown sandmine proposals irresponsible

27 February 2015 Bobs Farm and Williamtown sandmine proposals irresponsible The Greens NSW mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today labelled two sandmining proposals at Bobs Farm and Williamtown irresponsible and called on the NSW Government to listen to the concerns of … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens candidates slam Hunter Water for not protecting the community’s high conservation value assets

“The wetland area near Minmi was given to the Hunter District Water Board many years ago to use as a sewerage treatment plant, but now that Hunter Water is no longer using it as a treatment plant, it should be … Continue reading

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Comment on Hunter Sewage Disposal

Save our ocean and beaches! Hunter Water is asking people in Newcastle to say the option we want for disposing of sewage over the next 30 years. We have only two weeks left to vote on options that will determine … Continue reading

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Hunter Water can contribute to internationally significant wetlands, says Green Corridor

10th July 2012 The community supports the full protection of the entire Hexham Wetlands in the National Parks Estate so that it can be managed properly, says Green Corridor Coalition convenor Michael Osborne. “Hunter Water owns important high conservation value … Continue reading

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Hunter Water raw sewage fob-off unacceptable, say Greens

Hunter Water’s response to the plight of Elermore Vale residents and schoolchildren who are having to endure raw sewage overflows is completely inadequate, according to The Greens Lord Mayoral and Ward 4 candidate for Newcastle, John Sutton. Mr Sutton said … Continue reading

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Fortieth anniversary World Environment Day 5 June 2012

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’ My response to this question is “not yet”. But I want to make sure my kids are included in one. Forty years ago, the United … Continue reading

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NO TILLEGRA DAM The Tillegra Dam is ill-conceived – its construction was not on the radar of Hunter Water for the next 20 years or more yet it has been thrust forward as a ‘quick-fix’ political decision. The Williams River … Continue reading

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Desalination will not solve the water shortage

Sue Wynn, Greens candidate for Swansea has joined Greens Upper House candidate Dr John Kaye in opposing the expensive and ineffective solution of desalination plants to solve the drastic shortage of water in the Central Coast section of the Swansea … Continue reading

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