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We’re responsible for establishing a national radioactive waste management facility under the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012.
Our community engagement is on-going and the facility will be located only where it’s broadly supported.
See how we’re managing radioactive waste.
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12 July 2019
The Department welcomes the decision of the Court today in Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation v. District Council of Kimba
10 July 2019
We have issued a response to media coverage of the facility in the Adelaide Advertiser.
21 June 2019
Sydney’s near-on 90-year-old Harbour Bridge will get a 21st century makeover thanks to a new collaboration between ANSTO, Australian universities and NSW Government.
National Radioactive Waste Management Facility committees working with the project met in late March 2019. Read a summary of their discussion.
Meet Shane Holland, who has joined the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility taskforce as our Indigenous Engagement Manager.
Members of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Taskforce participated in cultural awareness training.
New facilities at the Kimba Recreation Reserve will be a boon for travellers – encouraging overnight stays and helping to support the local economy.
31 May 2019
Kimba Hospital opens palliative care wing with help from the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility’s Community Benefit Programme.
29 March 2019
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science recently participated in an interview about the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.
28 March 2019
A new University of Queensland report provides insights into communities surrounding nominated sites at Kimba and Hawker, for the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.
28 February 2019
The session provided communities with direct access to the experts who could answer their questions about the current management of radioactive waste, and what the possible future facility would do.
27 February 2019
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our trusted advisors on Dharawal cultural heritage, Les Bursill OAM, passed away suddenly following illness.
15 January 2019
We are consulting in the communities that have nominated a site to have a conversation about hosting this possible new industry, and we will continue to consult until they make a decision.