Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the announcement that Kimba has been selected to host the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.
Mr Ramsey said the Napandee site had been selected from the three under consideration to house the facility. “It has been more than four years since this process began and I thank the Hawker, Quorn and Kimba communities for their engagement and patience,” he said.
“I have been pleased with the efforts of the Minister Matt Canavan and his department in providing community support and sound information to landowners, neighbouring property owners, local business people and the community at large.
“Following a community ballot (61.6% yes vote), it was determined that the Kimba site had good community support and combined with other indicators including results from neighbour and local business surveys, the decision was made by the Minister to accept the Napandee nomination.
“A special thanks must go to the families who were determined to provide their community a chance for a more sustainable future and offered their properties for consideration.
“The people of Kimba know more about the proposed facility than any other community in Australia and for those outside the community who most likely know far less, I ask them to respect the ability of the citizens of Kimba to make an informed decision on their own future.
“This investment will have a transformative impact on Kimba with long-term benefit to the community. From the beginning I have believed that this facility would be a great opportunity for a regional community somewhere in Australia to broaden employment opportunities and provide support for services,” Mr Ramsey concluded.