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.
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.
The Adams Lead reserve is a Box Gum Grassy Woodland located just outside Gulgong which is managed by Friends of Adams Lead.
No New Weir. Don’t Damn The Macquarie. Healthy Rivers Dubbo has launched a community powered campaign featuring television, radio and newspaper advertisements to highlight concerns about plans to dam the Wambuul Macquarie River at Gin Gin, between Narromine and Warren. Next month the Detailed Business Case for the proposed ‘Macquarie […]
Concerned Mudgee and Lue residents gather in opposition to proposed Lue lead mine For the fourth week running, residents of the Rylstone, Lue and Mudgee area have gathered at the Lue Community Hall to hear and discuss important information relating to the proposed Bowdens Lead, Zinc and Silver mine. On […]
A previous mine approval condition required progressive expert review of underground mining impacts on this highly sensitive area. This condition has been drastically altered, and now delays reporting until after the extraction of coal from four critically located longwalls. This extraction comes within 200 metres of the bed of the […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.