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. We acknowledge that we are on land that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We recognise the Wiradjuri people as the Traditional Custodians, and take this opportunity to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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.
Save The Drip
The 'Save The Drip' campaign is a major focus for MDEG to preserve the Drip and Corner Gorges for future generations.
The Drip – A study of visitor attitudes. Feb 2022
The Drip A Study of Visitor Attitudes To ascertain community sentiment on visitor attitudes to The Drip gorge, MDEG conducted a study interviewing members of the public who were visiting to The Drip as a stakeholder group in February 2022. These people have experienced and witnessed The Drip, have no […]
Voices for Nature podcast from NCC: Riled up in Rylstone
MDEG has been a long-time member of the Nature Conservation Council – the Voice for Nature in NSW. The Voices for Nature podcast is a regular live program, hosted by Chris Gambian and Jacqui Mumford of NCC who discuss contemporary environmental and other issues with expert guests. Riled Up […]
Bylong Community Wins Again as Coal Mine Appeal is Dismissed
Media Release from the EDO (Environmental Defenders Office is a legal centre dedicated to protecting the environment.) The NSW Court of Appeal has today upheld the decision to refuse the Bylong Coal Project. The decision comes two years after the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) first rejected the 6.5 million-tonnes-per-year greenfield […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.