Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, has today announced he will fund a public rally to allow local residents to have their say on the issue surrounding radioactive waste being sent to Kemps Creek.
In the latest twist in the ongoing saga, Mr Bradbury said he was disappointed by Penrith City Council’s decision not to fund a public rally on this important issue.
“If Penrith Council isn’t willing to step up and fund a public rally to ensure the voices of our local community are heard on this issue, I will,” Mr Bradbury said.
“I have recently contacted the residents’ action group to inform them that I would be supporting their efforts to hold a rally in the coming months.
“This is dangerous radioactive waste that by the NSW Liberal Government’s own admission has been linked to the emergence of cancer clusters and will need to be monitored for over 300 years.
“In a recent meeting with Premier O’Farrell, he confirmed that people had died as a result of the radioactive waste present on the Hunters Hill site.
“If this deadly waste is too dangerous for the North Shore, why is it safe for Western Sydney?
“Our local NSW Liberal Members have failed to represent the interests of our community, so we need to ensure we stand up and have our voices heard.”
Mr Bradbury said during his recent meeting with Premier O’Farrell, the Premier indicated he would be willing to attend the rally at an appropriate time.
“Premier O’Farrell indicated to me that he would be willing to address local residents at a public rally, if he was available to attend,” Mr Bradbury said.
“The residents’ action group will be working with Premier O’Farrell’s office to ensure that the Premier is able to attend the rally and hear first hand the concerns of local residents about having this radioactive waste in our community.”
Mr Bradbury said he is currently in consultation with the residents’ action group, Western Sydney Residents Against Radioactive Dumping, to arrange the details of the rally and he will foot the bill for any costs incurred.