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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Roadmap for Renewal

‘The Hunter region is vulnerable to global changes in the market for coal and this could leave thousands of people jobless, landscapes unrehabilitated, and the region in economic recession if there are no plans and actions in place to stimulate job creation in alternative industries.’ This extract from the Hunter […]

All roads lead to Canberra

Tuesday 4th February 2020 was an important day for Australia. It was the first sitting day for Federal parliament this year. It was also the day that thousands of concerned Australians travelled from many places far and wide to be in the national capital. Why? Why make the journey to […]

Analysis: How *not* to do state climate law reform

‘Incredibly, while bushfires still burn in parts of the state, water is trucked hourly to towns like Gloucester and the coast battens down for extreme rain, we spent Thursday morning explaining to a parliamentary inquiry that climate change impacts are relevant to planning decisions in NSW.’ By Rachel Walmsley, Director […]

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