In order to address the broad range of concerns that accompany the sensitive issue of uranium mining it is necessary to have a system of open consultation with all interested parties including the Aboriginal community, government, industry, the general community and special interest groups.
ARRAC & ARRTC
Two specialised committees have been established under the Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Regions) Act 1978 to facilitate communications between all interest groups:
- Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee (ARRAC)
- Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee (ARRTC)
ARRAC meets twice a year and provides a forum for consultation and information exchange on issues related to the regulation and supervision of uranium mining activities in the Alligator Rivers Region.
ARRTC also meets twice a year and provides a forum for review of environment research undertaken by SSD, mining companies and others into the environmental impacts of uranium on the Alligator Rivers Region.