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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility consultative committees

Community consultation is an important part of establishing the National Radioactive Waste Facility.

Independent consultative committees advised the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce on their respective communities until February 2020. This work is continuing for now under the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency.

The committees advised on:

  • which proposed projects to fund under the Community Benefit Program
  • the design and operation of the facility
  • community support for the facility.

The committees weren’t decision-making bodies. Each only performed an advisory role between the community and the government. Community members who made up the committees met throughout the site selection process to discuss key aspects of the project.

Kimba Consultative Committee

Sites were nominated in South Australia’s Kimba district – Lyndhurst and Napandee.

The Kimba Consultative Committee advised on both sites. In February 2020, the government identified Napandee as a suitable site to host the facility. The committee now advises on Napandee.

Read the Committee guidelines [DOC 177KB] and terms of reference [DOC 26KB].

Membership

  • Allan Suter (Convener)
  • Dean Johnson (Deputy Convener)
  • Symon Allen
  • Heather Baldock
  • Jeffrey Frank Baldock
  • Pat Beinke
  • Randall Cliff
  • Kellie Hunt
  • Sally Inglis
  • Jeff Koch
  • Meagan Jane Lienert
  • Kerri Rayson
  • Toni Scott
  • Peta Willmott
  • Peter Woolford
  • Amy Wright

Committee meeting minutes

22 April 2021 – Kimba Consultative Committee and Kimba Economic Working Group meeting minutes [984KB PDF] [170KB DOCX]

4 March 2021 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [847KB PDF] [181KB DOCX]

17 September 2020 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [313.3KB PDF] [456.5KB DOCX]

6 August 2020 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 1MB] [DOCX 833KB]

19 February 2020 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 934KB] [DOCX 798KB]

17 October 2019 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 644KB] [DOCX 912KB]

15 August 2019 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 819KB] [DOCX 814KB]

20 March 2019 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 442KB] [DOC 842KB]

26 July 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 1.1MB] [DOC 187KB]

28 June 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 907KB] [DOC 180KB]

17 May 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 930KB] [DOC 194KB]

12 April 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 725KB] [DOC 170KB]

15-16 March 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 560KB] [DOC 842KB]

22 February 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 532KB] [DOC 136KB]

18 January 2018 – Kimba Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 590KB] [DOC 161KB]

Kimba Economic Working Group

The Kimba Economic Working Group ensured neighbouring communities are best placed to take advantage of the economic development opportunities.

In February 2020, the Kimba Economic Working Group agreed to meet alongside the Kimba Consultative Committee for a more streamlined consultation process. See the minutes for the Kimba Economic Working Group post-February 2020 in the Kimba Consultative Committee section above.

Read the group’s terms of reference [PDF 425KB] [DOC 61KB].

Membership

  • David Schmidt (Chair)
  • Charlie Milton
  • Christine Lehmann
  • Dean Johnson
  • Debra Larwood
  • Heather Baldock
  • Laura Fitzgerald
  • Patricia Beinke

Working group minutes

17 September 2020 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [313.3KB PDF] [456.5KB DOCX]

6 August 2020 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 1MB] [DOCX 833KB]

19 February 2020 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 934KB] [DOCX 798KB]

25 July 2018 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 643KB] [DOC 187KB]

6 June 2018 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 714KB] [DOC 182KB]

16 May 2018 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 795KB] [DOC 196KB]

3 May 2018 – Kimba Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 750KB] [DOC 184KB]

Barndioota Consultative Committee

A site was nominated in South Australia’s Barndioota locality—Wallerberdina Station. 

The Barndioota Consultative Committee advised on this site and helped AusIndustry assess projects under the Community Benefit Program. It has since been disbanded.

Read the Committee guidelines [PDF 399KB] [DOC 194KB] and terms of reference [PDF 24KB] [DOC 7KB].

Former membership

  • Paul Thomas (Convener)
  • Greg Flint (Deputy Convener)
  • Susan Andersson
  • Denise Carpenter
  • Victor Clark
  • Ronald K Daniel
  • Philip Leo Fels
  • Jon Gill
  • Ashley Haywood
  • Julia Henderson
  • John Hennessy
  • Janice McInnis
  • David Michael
  • John Rowe
  • Aaron Stuart
  • Steven Taylor
  • Cecilia Woolford

Committee meeting minutes

18 February 2020 – Barnidioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 969KB] [DOCX 787KB]

16 October 2019 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 541KB] [DOCX 827KB]

13 August 2019 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 1.1KB] [DOCX 831KB]

19 March 2019 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 1.29KB] [DOC 847KB]

27 November 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 850KB] [DOC 160KB]

24 July 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 763KB] [DOC 97KB]

26 June 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 882KB] [DOC 178KB]

15 May 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 1.1MB] [DOC 188KB]

11 April 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 714KB] [DOC 163KB]

14 March 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 643KB] [DOC 148KB]

20 February 2018 – Barndioota Consultative Committee meeting minutes [PDF 534KB] [DOC 123KB]

Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group

The Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group helped ensure neighbouring communities were best placed to fill economic development opportunities. It has since been disbanded.

Read the group’s terms of reference [PDF 308KB] [DOC 60KB].

Former membership

  • Ian Carpenter (Co Chair)
  • Malcolm McKenzie (Co Chair)
  • Ashley Haywood
  • Deidre McKenzie
  • John Coulthard
  • Kevin Wedding
  • Ronald Daniel

Working group minutes

18 February 2020 – Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 969KB] [DOCX 787KB]

25 July 2018 – Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 870KB] [DOC 189KB]

14 May 2018 – Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 725KB] [DOC 182KB]

20 February 2018 – Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group minutes [PDF 740KB] [DOC 186KB]

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Contact us

  • Email radioactivewaste@industry.gov.au
  • Phone 13 28 46
  • Write to us at: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Last updated: 12 June 2021

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