The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by Shellharbour City Council on 3 September, 2019.
Council at its meeting of 3 September 2019 considered a report in relation to ICAN Cities Appeal.
At the meeting the Council resolved the following:
Shellharbour City is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free of this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons whether deliberate or accidently, would have catastrophic far reaching and long lasting consequences for people and the environment. Therefore, we warmly welcome the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2017, and we call upon the Australian Federal Government to sign and ratify it without delay.
Therefore Council has written to the Australian Federal Government to sign and ratify it without delay.
Councillor Marianne Saliba, Mayor