The Lithgow Environment Group Inc. was formed in 2005 to protect, conserve, and enhance our
unique natural environment, landscapes, flora, fauna, and waterways.
The Lithgow region has made a significant contribution to the NSW economy for over 150 years.
However, our local community and the environment has paid a very high price for providing NSW
with coal and coal-fired electricity generation.
Lithgow is trying to promote a cleaner-greener image as it transitions away from coal, to attract
Tourism and Tree-changers. The “Yuck Factor” of a Waste Incinerator will be highly detrimental.
NSW Health Sydney West Area Health Service has identified that the health status of people living in
the Lithgow LGA is on many measures far worse than other parts of NSW. The communities most
affected by this Proposal (Blackmans Flat, Portland, Cullen Bullen, Pipers Flat, Lidsdale, Wallerawang)
already have high levels of relative disadvantage, making them more susceptible to additional health impacts from environmental stressors such as air pollution and waste transport by trucks.
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..
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