of Sydney, and nestled between our major water catchments of Cataract
and Woronora, The Dharawal SCA protects the beautiful and ecologically
significant swampland, creeks and endangered species at the very start
of the Georges River.
The biodiversity of Dharawal and its
neighbouring national parkland of Garrawarra, Heathcote,
National Park and Illawarra State Conservation area, is continually
being fragmented, undermined and threatened by urban sprawl.
wish to join with many groups and individuals asking you to
work to get Dharawal State Conservation Area upgraded to Dharawal
National Park. As you know, BHP has currently withdrawn its intention
to expand longwall mining into the area after a damning report by the
Planning and assessment Commission. Now is the time to try to make
Dharawal protected from mining impacts for all times, thus saving for
all time its upland swamps and a large range of threatened plants and
animals including the Giant Burrowing Frog, Broad headed snake and