Proposed Kimba nuclear waste facility creates first job

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is looking to fill the first local job directly created by the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility at Kimba.

The community liaison officer will act as a point of contact throughout the 12-month, second phase consultation process regarding the facility.

The position requires a local person who has excellent communication skills and is willing to travel throughout the area.

The department is looking for someone with local knowledge who can ensure “meaningful engagement” with community members, including people for and against the facility.

“We are not looking for someone who is willing to take a positon and advocate for or against it, but rather a person who wants to play a role in providing factual information to inform community views,” a department spokesperson said.

“The ideal candidate will have established contacts across the Kimba district and Eyre Peninsula, and be active in their community.”

The position is required while the in-depth consultation and technical assessment are undertaken in the Kimba district.

At the end of this second phase of consultation, the community will have another chance to decide whether or not a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility is the right type of industry for the region.

People can apply for the position online at radioactivewaste.gov.au

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