Job opportunities

The facility will provide safe, long-term jobs for the community.

Specific job numbers for construction and ongoing operations are dependent on final site design and operational specifications.

ANSTO worker looking at radioactive waste

At least 15 full-time equivalent jobs will be needed to operate the facility.

These will be in site management, administration, security, environmental monitoring, site and building maintenance as well as receiving and packaging waste materials. The vast majority of these jobs can be met through local employment and only a small number of positions will require external specialised experience.

ANSTO working driving forklift to move barrelsThe Government will work with short-listed communities to identify plans to maximise local job and business opportunities including any training needs to support this.

Potential host communities will be eligible for funds under the Community Benefit Programme once they reach the technical assessment stage of the process. After the facility is built at the chosen site, the host community will receive a Capital Contribution Fund of at least $10 million to support local projects. These sources of funds would be expected to drive economic and employment activity.