OPERATIONAL COAL MINES IN OUR WATER CATCHMENT
Four coal mines are currently operational in the Special Areas of the Greater Sydney Water Catchment: Dendrobium Mine, Wongawilli Colliery, Russell Vale Colliery, and Metropolitan Mine. These areas are tightly protected, and individuals can attract a $44,000 fine for simply setting foot inside. However, mining companies are permitted to mine beneath these critical areas. Countless historic "legacy" mines have also mined within these Special Areas.
Click on the images for more detail about each mine.