Kimba still in game for Australian radioactive waste managementStaff Writer | June 27, 2017
Two proposed sites for a radioactive waste management facility at Kimba will proceed to the next phase of assessment.
Nuclear energy National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012
This decision was made after considering direct representations, the results of an independent postal ballot, and submissions in a more than 90-day consultation process.
Kimba voters were asked, in a poll conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission on behalf of the Kimba District Council, Do you support a nomination for a site being progressed to Phase 2 for further consultation for a National Radioactive Low/Intermediate Level Waste Management Facility?
The AEC declaration reported that of the 690 formal votes, there were 396 'Yes' votes and 294 'No' votes, giving a total in favour of proceeding of 57.4 percent.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science community consultation found widespread support from the direct neighbours of the nominated properties, with all but one direct neighbour supporting the assessment moving to the next phase.
In-depth consultation and technical assessments of the Kimba sites will now be undertaken. ■