Public must be kept informed
Ms Siewert said that the Belmont community needed to remain informed about when and where the contamination could spread.
“I don’t want people to panic and this is where the Federal government needs to step up and take a national leadership role to both monitor the assessment process and communicate with people in affected communities,” she said.
A Senate inquiry into the handling of the contamination around the Williamtown base criticised the Federal government for its response, saying it had reacted slowly considering the severity of the situation and had potentially exacerbated mental stress by leaving people uninformed.
The City of Belmont said if residents had any concerns they should contact the WA Department of Environmental Regulation.