Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the Federal Court decision this morning dismissing a claim that the SA Local Government Act was discriminatory.
The Kimba District Council had sought to use the council voting roll of ratepayers and residents to gauge opinion on the siting of a National Radioactive Waste.
“Had the claim by the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation been upheld it would have presented huge implications for the workability of local councils,” Mr Ramsey said.
“The delay caused by the injunction has been frustrating for all concerned and I am pleased the communities will be able to have their vote and move on.”
The consultation process remains open and members of the BDAC and others can still make a submission to the Minister.
“Both the Kimba and Hawker communities have been sitting in limbo for the last 10 months,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Following a long engagement and consultation process, these two communities are without doubt the best informed in Australia on the matter. Whether they choose to vote for or against the facility is up to the individuals in each area.”