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.
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 […]
FROM ABC CENTRAL WEST FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ abccentralwest/posts/ 3469880096365483 Protection has been secured for a rock formation of Aboriginal significance near Mudgee. The NSW Government has announced 33 hectares, which are home to ‘The Drip’, have been compulsory acquired from mining company Moolarben Coal. The Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.