Formation of the Coal-Ash Community Alliance

Early May saw the formation of the Coal-Ash Community Alliance, a group of concerned citizens wanting to address the pollution threats to land, water and people posed by the 60 million+ tonnes of coal-ash waste, lying toxic and dormant on the shores of Lake Macquarie.

CCA will host regular meetings to address the burden of coal-ash waste being placed on the communities around the lake, and those living in close proximity to coal-ash dumps and power stations.

Strategic planning

We hosted a strategy session in September, in concert with community members and devised the next steps. 

Stay tuned for a campaign update session in the coming weeks so you can be involved in the work to see coal-ash waste and heavy metal pollution addressed. 

Water and sediment testings

The HCEC conduced water and sediment sampling from the Southern portion of Lake Macquarie, to determine the heavy metal concentrations. 

In January, the HCEC was joined by 20 community members who assisted with gather sediment samples from the Lake. 

The results of our water tests will be published in the Out of the Ashes report, Monday 11th March.