22 APRIL 2015 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION VISITS UPPER SPENCER GULF

 

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is travelling to Port Augusta and Port Pirie to hold the next of the Commission’s community meetings.

The Royal Commission will first visit Port Augusta on Thursday 30 April where a community meeting will be held at 5.30pm at the Institute Theatre. The next day on May 1, the Royal Commission will travel to Port Pirie to hold the second of the Upper Spencer Gulf meetings with another public forum at 12.00pm at the Port Pirie Council Chambers.

The two community meetings are an opportunity for members of the community, business and industry to hear more about the Royal Commission and how they might take part in the process.

While in the region, Royal Commissioner Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR (Rtd) will also meet with city representatives and community leaders.

“The community meetings in the Upper Spencer Gulf will help me to discuss the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference and may assist people in Port Augusta, Port Pirie and surrounding communities to understand how they can get engaged, find more information about the Royal Commission and the nuclear fuel cycle and how they can make a formal submission,” he said.

“I have been tasked with undertaking an independent examination of the nuclear fuel cycle in the context of South Australia’s future, and these public forums are a crucial function to allow me to speak directly to people across South Australia and hear their views on what it might mean to them if the State were to move towards engagement of this sector.

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

While in these two regional centres, the Commissioner will also meet with a number of business and community leaders to discuss a range of issues surrounding the Upper Spencer Gulf’s potential engagement in the nuclear fuel cycle and how this may impact the region.

Port Augusta – Thursday, April 30 @ 5.30pm Institute Theatre

Port Pirie – Friday, May 1 @ 12.00pm Council Chambers, Port Pirie Regional Council

More information can be accessed at www.nuclearrc.sa.gov.au

 

 

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