Meetings to address concern over nuclear waste dump
PUBLIC meetings will be held in Stanthorpe and Warwick next week after concerns raised by Southern Downs residents about Oman Ama as one of six proposed sites around Australia for a low level radioactive waste facility.
Representatives from the Federal Government addressed community members at a public meeting in Inglewood on November 18, which Southern Downs Regional Council's Mayor Peter Blundell attended.
Cr Blundell said while Oman Ama fell within the Goondiwindi region, he recognised Southern Downs residents' concerns about the close proximity to the Southern Downs, and their need for information.
"As a consequence of attending the Inglewood meeting and receiving feedback from members of our community, I spoke with Bruce Wilson from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science who said he would be happy to hold community meetings for interested residents in the Southern Downs," Cr Blundell said.
"We've been able to confirm two public meetings for the Southern Downs, which will be held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre's Supper Room on Monday next week at 9am and on Tuesday at 1.30pm in the Warwick Town Hall.
"I would encourage those residents who do have concerns to come along to one of these meetings.
It's an opportunity to get information and ask questions about the proposal, site nomination process, and any risks associated with the proposed low-level radioactive waste directly from the Australian Government representatives.
All members of the Southern Downs regional community are welcome to attend and RSVPs are not required.