The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission will today continue its program of visits to regional and remote South Australia by travelling to Leigh Creek today to conduct meetings with local industry representatives, as well as holding an open public forum at 11.00am that day.

Royal Commissioner Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) said the series of public forums held across the state so far has allowed him to discuss the processes of the Royal Commission and how the people from the communities we visit can get involved in this important issue for South Australia.

“From my travel to a number of regional and remote parts of the state, it has been clear that there is a high-degree of interest for a thorough and non-partisan examination of the risks and opportunities of a nuclear fuel cycle in South Australia.

“People have been coming to the public forums and have been asking for more information about the Royal Commission and how they can become involved. They also are interested in how to make a submission and how they can have their say on this important inquiry,” he said.

“There are a number of ways in which the people of South Australia can engage with the Royal Commission and these public forums are a valuable part of this direct engagement process”.

“I want this Royal Commission to be a far-reaching inquiry into the nuclear fuel cycle, investigating the risks and opportunities and ensuring that wide spectrum of community views are captured over the course of the Commission,” Commissioner Scarce said.

“The community meeting in Leigh Creek will help explain the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference and assist the community to understand the process for making submissions as well as informing the Commission as to relevant issues or opportunities specific to the state with respect to the nuclear fuel cycle.

“It is important for remote communities, such as Leigh Creek, to be involved in the development of a final report and to hear what the Royal Commission is seeking to undertake over the next twelve months.

The Leigh Creek public forum will be held on Monday 18 May 2015 at the Leigh Creek Tavern Dining Room, Black Oak Drive, Leigh Creek.

No registration is necessary and it is free to attend.