ARPANSA regulates Commonwealth entities that use or produce radiation.  

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of ARPANSA’s major licence holders and has submitted an application to increase temporary storage of radioactive waste at their Lucas Heights site. 

ARPANSA CEO Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson has issued a notice of intention to make a decision in relation to the licence application. 

‘The licence application is currently open for public feedback and we are particularly interested in hearing from members of the local community in the Sutherland Shire in Greater Sydney’, said Dr Larsson. 

‘Prior to making any decision, I will consider all input gathered as part of the consultation process.’ 

ARPANSA will be hosting an online consultation forum to provide an outline of the application and the review and decision-making process. This event will provide information to interested people to support their engagement in the consultation process. 

‘The online event aims to provide information to the community about the application and the consultation process’, said Dr Larsson.  

‘Participants may then wish to make a formal submission to the consultation process.’ 

The virtual event will include presentations covering:  

  • An overview of the proposed storage facility capacity increase 
  • The ARPANSA regulatory assessment process for this licence application 
  • Information on how to make submissions to the formal consultation  

There will also be an opportunity for questions from attendees.  

The event will take place on Wednesday 13 October from 6pm to 7.15pm AEDT.  

To register for this event, or to make a submission to the licence application consultation please view the details on our Have your Say page or contact

Event registrations close 5pm AEDT, Monday 11 October and consultation submissions are due by 5pm AEDT Monday 15 November.

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