National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce
The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce began the process of establishing a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility under the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012.
- developed the Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework
- facilitated the site selection process including site characterisation and heritage studies
- received submissions from the community on issues related to site selection
- liaised directly with communities surrounding the nominated sites
The taskforce sat within the department’s Northern Australia and Major Projects Division.The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency is now responsible for establishing and operating the facility.
Community liaison office
Kimba in South Australia will host the facility. A Community Liaison Officer in the Kimba community continues to provide a link between community and government. Office hours are between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
The Kimba office location is: 49 High Street, Kimba SA 5641.
The taskforce headquarters is at Industry House, 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601. The team comprised approximately 40 staff across policy, technical design, project management and communications functions.
Independent consultative committees advised the taskforce on their respective sites. View information and minutes from the Kimba and Barndioota consultative committees.
Meeting with the Anti-Nuclear Coalition of South Australia
The taskforce met with the Anti-Nuclear Coalition of South Australia in November 2018.
- Read the Taskforce’s reports, independent assessments and community information
- View news and media statements
- Email radioactivewaste [at] industry.gov.au
- Phone 13 28 46
- Write to us at: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; National Radioactive Waste Section, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601
Earlier work by the Taskforce to nominate a site can be found on the Australia Government web archive. We’re aware there are discrepancies with data capture of some documents in the archive. If you’re having difficulty accessing any documents, please contact us.
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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