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

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 […]

Next Step Needed To Protect ‘The Drip’ and Goulburn River

Response to Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment, his Media Release: ‘PROTECTION SECURED FOR ‘THE DRIP’ LANDS’ MDEG replies: ‘This is only the first step in providing full protection from mining.’ Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) welcomes the declaration of 33 hectares of lands abutting the Goulburn River and […]

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

Bylong Valley Protection Alliance