Survey To Gauge Opinions On Nuclear Power Generation In Murrumbidgee

Written by: The Griffith Phoenix


Murrumbidgee Council General Manager John Scarce welcomed the announcement of a $150,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program.

Residents of the Murrumbidgee Council area have been called on to voice their opinion on the idea of establishing a nuclear power generator in the council area.

To explore diverse energy solutions, the community has been invited to participate in an online survey aimed at understanding their appetite for nuclear power.

Murrumbidgee Council General Manager John Scarce said it sought to understand public sentiment regarding the possible integration of nuclear power into the local energy landscape.

Mr Scarce said the concept would be contingent upon dismantling existing renewable energy, including solar and wind farms, at the end of their operational life.

“The land would then be reclaimed for agricultural purposes, aligning with sustainability and resource optimisation goals,” Mr Scarce said.

The survey was designed as a precursor to gathering more information on the idea, with a view to undertaking a more formal poll in the future.

“Our community’s energy future is a shared responsibility, and it’s crucial that we consider a diverse range of options to meet our needs sustainably,” Mr Scarce said.

“By launching this survey, we are empowering Murrumbidgee residents to contribute their voices to the discussion on energy generation.

“We recognise the importance of transparency and inclusivity in decision-making processes, and we look forward to hearing from community members.”

The survey can be accessed online at and will remain open until 5 pm on May 22.

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