Cataract Dam

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Water restrictions to be eased in the Illawarra from March

  THERE will be a few less dirty cars in the northern Illawarra from March 1 when water restrictions are eased due to a rise in current dam levels after recent heavy rainfall. The Level 2 water restrictions still apply until March 1. The news comes as Sydney and Illawarra’s dam levels reach 80 per … Continue reading

Forum to discuss impact of coal mining on water catchment areas

AN expert panel will speak about impacts of coal mining on water catchments at a “Protect Our Water” Forum in Wollongong on Wednesday. Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining spokesman Gavin Workman said the forum speakers will explain how underground coal mining is damaging the water catchment and how coal mining can contaminate catchment rivers and … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Lost Village

By MICK ROBERTS. A FEW rusted corrugated water tanks scattered amongst the leftovers of English ornamental gardens, stone walls and twisted barbed wire are all that remain of the pretty little village of Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain. The settlement, a couple of kilometres west of the summit of Bulli Pass, is no more – given … Continue reading

Thousands of hectares dedicated as national park

THE 6,500 hectare Dharawal National Park has been officially dedicated. The national park will indefinitely preserve the area’s unique biodiversity, including several endangered species and Sydney’s largest surviving koala population. It will also protect a large number of Aboriginal rock art and significant cultural sites.  The listing also has a “no depth restriction”, meaning the … Continue reading

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