Category Archives: Thirlmere Lakes

Submission re: Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry Draft Report

Rivers SOS has made a submission to the Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry, regarding its draft report. The fact that the committee is examining the loss of a priceless asset in a World Heritage area surely calls for focus on the need … Continue reading

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7 July 2012 Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry Draft Report: Public Meeting

The committee appointed by Minister Robyn Parker in 2011 to run an inquiry into the drying up of the Thirlmere Lakes held a public meeting at Thirlmere School last night, to outline its draft report, released last week and available … Continue reading

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Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry public meeting

The Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry Committee will present their draft Report at a public meeting on Friday July 6 at the Thirlmere Primary School Hall, 6pm- 8pm. With short notice, no publicity and putting it on a Friday night, we fear … Continue reading

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An “Independent” Committee of Inquiry?

The draft report from the committee of inquiry into the drying up of Thirlmere Lakes was finally released yesterday. The report fulfilled its role of allowing Minister Robyn Parker to issue yesterday’s media release blaming the drying up of the … Continue reading

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Thirlmere Lakes: the Council Forum that Wasn’t

Background: Many local people including the Mayor and Councillors of Wollondilly Shire have been mourning the drying up of the five Thirlmere Lakes, which continued to dry even after the drought broke in 2008. By 2010, many were convinced that … Continue reading

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ABC’s “7.30” reports on Thirlmere Lakes

There was an excellent report by the ABC’s 7.30┬áprogram, examining the links between coal mining and the decline of the Thirlmere Lakes (an issue that Rivers SOS has been campaigning on for some time). The transcript and video can be … Continue reading

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Pells report: Climate trends don’t explain Thirlmere Lakes dry-up

The Pells report, an independent study into the dramatic drying up of the world-heritage listed Thirlmere Lakes, has concluded that climate trends (i.e. drought) do not fully explain the lack of water. This suggests that other factors, such as the … Continue reading

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