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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Healthy Rivers Dubbo: Media Release

NSW Inquiry into dodgy dam plans warmly welcomed! Healthy Rivers Dubbo welcomes the news that Cate Faehrmann, Chair of the newly established NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the impacts of, and rationale for, new dams in NSW, will be conducting a 6 day tour of the Southern NSW Murray Darling Basin. […]

Significant research on Goulburn River now available

Mudgee District Environment Group has much pleasure in joining with Dr Julia Imrie in presenting a copy of her doctoral thesis to Mid-Western Regional Council Library: “Changing land use in an uncertain climate; Impacts on surface water and groundwater in the Goulburn River, NSW” Electronic access:  A key aim […]

Goulburn River State Conservation Area…NOT YET

When you visit The Drip you may think that this stunning area, with its cliffs, unique flora and surrounding groundwater dependent ecosystem is fully and completely protected. But not so! A Goulburn River State Conservation Area (SCA) was created in March 2018. It covers an area of 9.7ha. However, this […]

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