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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wallerberdina Station Economic Working Group helped ensure neighbouring communities were best placed to fill economic development opportunities. It has since been disbanded.
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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