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Maroondah Journal: Councils 'no' to nuclear

By May 1, 2007No Comments

As a Councillor for Maroondah I joined Eastern Metropolitan MP Brian Tee and a number of councillors from Whitehorse, Manningham and Knox to demand that nuclear plants would not be built within the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

“While Australia must be encouraged to discuss our future energy needs, it is imperative that the Federal Government further fosters renewable energy sources before considering nuclear power.”

Australia lags behind much of the developed world in the usage of renewable energy The usage of renewable energy, which currently only contributes about 5.9% of Australia’s energy supply, should be encouraged prior to proceeding down the path of the potential unknowns associated with nuclear power.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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