UNITED NATIONS WEILDS BULLYING STICK
By BIANCA BARDEN
July 6 2019
This week, the United Nations World Heritage Committee slapped a 'caveat' on Sydney's Warragamba Dam. See related story here.
Now they have their eyes set firmly on controlling the flight plans for Badgery's Creek Airport, set to be built by 2026.
The World Heritage Committee demanded, by slapping a caveat on Warragamba Dam, an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) before the planned project of raising the dam wall 14m could be approved. The government agreed to supply the United Nations with the EIS by December 2021.
However the committee have additionally demanded final flight path data for the new Badgery's Creek Airport, which is currently under construction, which could possibly mean that flights are re-routed over significantly populated areas instead of the Blue Mountains, the majority of which consists of a National Park.
According the The Australian, The World Heritage Committee said "inundation of any areas within the Blue Mountains World Heritage property was likely to impact on its outstanding universal value." The committee reaffirmed that it considered the construction of dams with large reservoirs within the boundaries of World Heritage properties as incompatible with their World Heritage status.
The committee noted advice from Australia that development of Western Sydney Airport might result in “some noise impacts on amenity within the property”.
These could be minimised through the airspace and flight path design.
The World Heritage committee has also taken its big stick to the Federal Government, warning that it must restrict any future mining both in and around the Blue Mountains.
The committee does not have veto power over the developments. But experience shows that the threat of an in-danger listing can be enough to force governments to give in to the expectations and demands of the World Heritage Council, once it wields its big bully stick.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the United Nations is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens and government may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Australia was one of the first signatories of the World Heritage Convention, and we need reclaim our sovereignty and be one of the first signatories exiting Australia from it, and the whole United Nations, for that matter!
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