The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is seeking nominations from interested community members to be part of the Barndioota Consultative Committee. The committee's purpose will be to ensure constructive dialogue and information exchange between the Government and the Barndioota community on aspects of the cultural heritage and technical assessment phase of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility project. Guidelines on the committee are now available and people interested in nominating can fill out the nomination form. Due to wild weather causing power outages across South Australia, we have extended our deadline for nominations to 5pm Friday 7 October.
 

Up to $2 million for 2016-17 has been allocated to the approved nominated site of Barndioota. Applicants are able to apply for grant funds to undertake a project that will provide a social or economic benefit to the communities within a reasonable proximity of the site. Find out how the site was chosen.

On 29 April 2016 the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia announced that a land nomination at Barndioota would be shortlisted for further consideration as a site for the facility. The community survey results have now been released.

Watch this short video to see a broad preliminary visualisation of a national facility dealing with radioactive waste.

The El Cabril facility in Spain provides an international example of the design, processes and disposal methods used in low level radioactive waste disposal facilities.

Find answers to your key questions and information about the entire Project.

The Geoscience Australia Story Map is an interactive map tool that will show you where each site is located, nearby communities, the size of the nominated land area and other detailed topographic information.

Nuclear research and medicine produced by ANSTO has benefited generations of Australians. With benefits, come responsibilities, and the by-products of nuclear research and medicine includes radioactive waste. ANSTO responsibly manages this waste in both the long and short term.