14 JULY 2015 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION CONTINUING REGIONAL AND REMOTE ENGAGEMENT

 

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is continuing its commitment to engage with regional and remote South Australians by visiting key communities and meeting stakeholders during July and August.

Regional Engagement Manager, Mr Jon Bok, is travelling to a number of country locations and undertaking community information sessions to provide interested members of the community with information on the progress of the Royal Commission and assisting members of the community who wish to make a submission to the Commission.

Mr Bok has already visited the communities of Coober Pedy, Oak Valley, Ceduna and Port Lincoln and in the remainder of July and August will continue with meetings in Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Ernabella, Fregon, Mimili, Indulkana, Ceduna, Amata, Kanpi and Pipalyatjara.

“It is an important responsibility of the Royal Commission to work closely with communities in regional and remote parts of South Australia to ensure they are provided with timely and accurate information, as well as culturally appropriate support, to ensure that all who want to make a submission to the Royal Commission are given every opportunity to do so,” he said.

“We are holding a series of community meetings in the larger towns, as well as travelling to remote communities and holding smaller sessions with community leaders and people who want to find out more.

“During our first phase of public forums and community meetings the Royal Commission received helpful feedback that further information on the nuclear fuel cycle was welcome, and now as promised, we are returning to regional and remote communities with more information and further details on how they can get involved and have their say.”

All those interested in making a written submission to the Royal Commission are reminded of the closing dates. The closing date for submissions on Issues Paper 1 (Exploration, Extraction and Milling) and/or Issues Paper 4 (Management, Storage and Disposal of Waste) is 24 July, 2015.

The closing date for submissions addressing Issues Paper 2 (Further Processing and Manufacture) and/or Issues Paper 3 (Electricity Generation) is 3 August, 2015 (This closing date also applies to any consolidated written submission addressing all Issues Papers).

Written submissions can be made through www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au or by writing to the Nuclear Royal Commission at GPO Box 11043, Adelaide, South Australia, 5001.

If a person requires different arrangements to be made in order to make a submission, they are requested to contact the Commission on 08 8207 1480 to discuss those arrangements.

 

 

Media Enquiries:
Adam Smith – Senior Communications Officer
0428 645 493
adam.smith@nuclearrc.sa.gov.au