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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce

The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce began the process of establishing a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

In July 2020, the responsibilities of the taskforce transitioned to the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency.

Roles and responsibilities

The taskforce:

The taskforce sat within our department’s Northern Australia and Major Projects Division.

Community office

Kimba in South Australia has been identified as the preferred host community for 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.

Kimba office: 49 High Street, Kimba SA 5641.

Head office

The taskforce team comprised approximately 40 staff across policy, technical, project management, and community engagement functions.

ARWA’s office: Adelaide, South Australia.

Consultative committees

Independent consultative committees advised the taskforce on their respective sites. View information and minutes from the consultative committees and economic working groups.


The taskforce met with the Anti-Nuclear Coalition of South Australia in November 2018.

Read the questions and answer summary of the meeting [260KB PDF] [117KB DOCX].

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Contact us

  • Email radioactivewaste [at]
  • 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


Last updated: 4 January 2022

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