The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region.
This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage.
The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains.
Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage.
Iconic Gardens of Stone Under Threat
North Western Blue Mountains NSW
Creek of Shame Award
And this week’s ‘winner is:
Lamberts Gully Creek, Blackmans Flat – Salinity level >2000 EC.
The ANZECC (2000) Guideline upper limit for an inland waterway is 350 EC.
The City of Lithgow (population 21,000) is on the Great Western Highway 150 km west of Sydney, and was named after William Lithgow.
Although founded in 1824, it was not until the western railway line was constructed to Lithgow, in 1869, that the town prospered.
Heavy industry in the Lithgow area consists of power stations and coal mines.
Both power stations get their water from the Cox's River (which flows into Warragamba Dam) and their coal locally.
There are 11 operational coal mines in the Lithgow region which produce over 16 MTPA (million tonnes per annum).
Click on the above image to see video of Carne Creek NPSS (Newnes Plateau Shrub Swamp) - April 6th 2009
Click on the above image to see video of Carne Creek Swamp NPSS / Olearia quercifolia – April 6th 2009