Wollongong councillor Cath Blakey said her community is alarmed by the prospect of a nuclear submarine base being built on its doorstep.
"It's causing alarm that it could make us a potential military target," Ms Blakey said.
"We want to see the focus on peacekeeping and public infrastructure, not nuclear proliferation. I think it's a potential sovereign risk to Australia to be hitching ourselves to the US and the UK."
Story by Jessica Clifford at ABC Illawarra, 13 March 2023.
Story by Matt Bamford on ABC's The World Today, 13 March 2023.