4 MAY 2015 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION VISITS THE RIVERLAND

 

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is travelling to the Riverland tomorrow to hold the next of the Commission’s community meetings. The public meeting will be held in Berri on Tuesday 5 May and will commence at 12.00pm at the Berri Town Hall.

The public meeting is an opportunity for members of the community to hear more about the Royal Commission and how they might take part in the process.

Royal Commissioner Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR (Rtd) said that the public meetings held at Mount Gambier, Port Augusta and Port Pirie proved to be a key opportunity to discuss matters relating to the nuclear fuel cycle in an informal setting where anyone who wishes can ask a question.

“The Royal Commission is visiting the Riverland to engage with members of the community, including civic and business leaders in Renmark, Berri and Loxton, to discuss the opportunities and challenges for South Australia by expanding further into the nuclear fuel cycle,” Commissioner Scarce said.

“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 inquiry and to encourage the community to contribute.

“Consultation with stakeholders across the breadth of South Australia is crucial to the success of the Royal Commission – and this preliminary engagement is an important step to explain the process.

“In undertaking an independent examination of the nuclear fuel cycle in the context of South Australia’s future it is important that I speak directly to people across the state and hear their views.

“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 part in explaining this direct engagement process.

“We want people to get involved and contribute to the Royal Commission by coming to the public meetings and hearing about the process, forming a view and making a submission.”

There is no need to register to attend the Berri public forum and everyone is encouraged to attend.

  •  Berri Public Meeting – Tuesday, May 5 @ 12.00pm – Berri Town Hall.

 

 

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