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Expansion of the intermediate level solid radioactive waste facility at Lucas Heights, NSW

Issue date: Tuesday, 7 September 2021

On 13 September 2021, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to construct a $59.8 million purpose-built intermediate level solid radioactive waste storage facility at its Lucas Heights campus.

‘At the hearing the Committee will examine the proposed works, with regards to its statutory role under the Public Works Committee Act 1969’, said Mr Rick Wilson MP, Committee Chair.

‘Our scrutiny will consider the need and purpose of the works, cost effectiveness, any revenue it may produce, and the current and expected public value derived from the works.’

Given the high level of public interest in the proposal, the Committee will hear from ANSTO, as well as several stakeholders who have made submissions to the inquiry.

Public hearing details

Date: 13 September 2021
Time: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm (AEST)
Location: Teleconference

11.00 am –11.20 am: Mr David Noonan
11.20 am –11.40 am: Medical Association for the Prevention of War
11.40 am –12.00 pm: Australian Conservation Foundation
12.00 pm –12.20 pm: Friends of the Earth Australia
12.20 pm –12.40 pm: The Conservation Council of South Australia
12.40 pm – 1.00 pm: Mr Barry Wakelin
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Break
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm: ANSTO
2.30 pm: Close

The hearing will be broadcast live at

For background information

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