25 AUGUST 2015 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION RE-VISITS RIVERLAND

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is returning to the Riverland next week to hold another community information session and discuss the progress and achievements of the Nuclear Royal Commission to date.

The Berri public meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 September at the Berri Town Hall Council Chambers and will commence at 6pm – and everyone is invited to attend.

The Commission’s Regional Engagement Manager, Jon Bok, said he will be continuing the series of community information sessions to remote and regional locations throughout the state for further consultation and engagement until the end of the year.

“The Royal Commission’s first regional visits in April, May and June earlier this year had been valuable in helping explain the Commission’s early work, particularly in remote Indigenous communities,” he said.

“In the next few months I will be revisiting many of the communities that Commissioner Scarce had visited earlier in the year, and I will continue to discuss the work the Commission has been doing and how communities can still get involved, and be a part of the next phase.

“One of the themes I’ll be seeking to discuss with the Riverland community will be around what’s next for the Royal Commission, how the public sessions in Adelaide will be held and how people can get involved in the sessions by watching the live-stream or by attending the sessions in person in Adelaide.

“It is important for regional communities, such as those in the Riverland, to be involved in the public discussion on the nuclear fuel cycle and to hear what the Royal Commission is seeking to undertake, how we’re going to conduct the Royal Commission and to encourage the community to contribute.”

The Commission has so far received almost 250 submissions from interested people, community groups and businesses, including many from regional South Australia. Submissions can be viewed here.

For a full list of community information sessions click here.