Minister visits Hawker and Kimba

9 June 2017

Minister Canavan at Kimba

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan visited Hawker and Kimba at the start of June.

At Hawker Minister Canavan met with members of the Barndioota Consultative Committee, the Adnyamathanha Traditional Land Association (ATLA) and Viliwarinha Yura Aboriginal Corporation (VYAC).

The Minister heard from the community about the positive outcomes from the projects delivered under the Community Benefit Programme.

In Kimba Minister Canavan met with members of the Kimba District Council at the Council Chambers, and discussed the community ballot that the council is running in conjunction with the Australian Electoral Commission.

The Minister also met with the Working for Kimba’s Future group, No Radioactive Waste on Agricultural Land in Kimba or SA and adjacent neighbours from both of the nominated sites.
 In addition to the ballot, the Minister will consider the views of neighbours, the District Council of Kimba and submissions from the broader community in making his decision.

After the Kimba consultation period (which ends on June 21) the Minister will be making a decision about whether either of the sites recently nominated at Kimba progress to the technical assessment stage