More public meetings planned over Oman Ama nuclear dump
TWO public meetings will be held in Stanthorpe and Warwick next week following concerns raised by Southern Downs' residents about Oman Ama as one of six proposed sites around Australia for a low level radioactive waste facility.
Representatives from the Australian Government addressed community members at a public meeting in Inglewood on November 18, which Southern Downs Regional Council's Mayor, Cr Peter Blundell attended.
The Mayor said whilst Oman Ama falls within the Goondiwindi region, he recognised Southern Downs' residents concerns about the close proximity to the Southern Downs, and their need for information.
"As a consequence of attending the Inglewood meeting and receiving feedback from members of our community, I spoke with Mr Bruce Wilson from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science who said he would be happy to hold community meetings for interested residents in the Southern Downs.
"We've been able to confirm two public meetings for the Southern Downs, which will be held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre's Supper Room on Monday, December 14 at 9am and on Tuesday December 15 at 1.30pm in the Warwick Town Hall.
"I would encourage those residents that do have concerns to come along to one of these meetings.
It's an opportunity to get information and ask questions about the proposal, site nomination process, and any risks associated with the proposed low-level radioactive waste directly from the Australian Government representatives," said the Mayor.
All members of the Southern Downs regional community are welcome to attend and RSVPs are not required.