Mudgee District Environment Group

The Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) is based in the Mid-Western Region local government area of NSW, within the central tablelands on the Great Dividing Range.

MDEG began meeting in 1989 to highlight global issues like climate change, deforestation and recycling under the theme ‘think globally, act locally’. Our activities have included membership of Council committees, taking part in biodiversity surveys, bush regeneration, tree planting, public meetings, information stalls and supporting national and state environmental campaigns. More recently we’ve focused on the environmental and social impacts of expanding coal mines and the need to protect areas like The Great Dripping Wall from subsidence from adjacent mines. MDEG’s current focus is on promoting renewable energy. Read more about MDEG.

We welcome new members to join in our current activities aiming specifically to make Mudgee more sustainable.  Our members perform a wide range of activities so no matter what your experience is there will be some way you can contribute. If you are interested in joining please see our membership page.

Our Focus

The Mudgee District Environment Group performs a range of activities in the region. These activities are based on its aims an fall under the following special focus areas:

  • Biodiversity  - Ecology, threatened species survival, bush regeneration.
  • Energy - Renewable energy and energy efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
  • Mining - Mining impacts, proposals and policies, best practice, contribution to global warming.
  • Water - Water use and efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
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Latest News

Huge legal win sees greenfield Bylong Coal Project refusal upheld

This exciting news and the background story (copied below) is from the website of the Environmental Defenders Office. https://www.edo.org.au/2020/12/18/bylong-valley-coal-mine/ “In a historic win, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) – represented by the Environmental Defenders Office – has successfully defended the Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) refusal to approve a brand new coal mine on prime agricultural land in the Bylong […]

Concern for the Macquarie Marshes

The beautiful Macquarie Marshes are irreplaceable. This stunning natural feature is on the Ramsar List as a wetland of international significance. The Marshes hold important cultural sites for the Wailwan People. The ecosystem is unique and a vital breeding site for migratory birds. Plans to build a massive new super […]

What does it take to outweigh a coal mine?

The Campaign to Save The Drip Gorge in New South Wales has been running for years, but the women on the front line still aren’t satisfied. This was the heading used by journalist Tom Melville after he interviewed locals and heard about the long and on-going battle to protect the […]

Our Partners

The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals. 

Rylstone District Environment Society

http://www.envirorylstone.org.au

Bylong Valley Protection Alliance

http://www.bvpa.org.au