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23 August 2023
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. The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency is responsible for ongoing activities.
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.