Staff at the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre expressed confidence today the world-renowned facility could still be saved from closure.
This followed the move for an upper house inquiry yesterday by Opposition spokesman on primary industries, Steve Whan, which was passed with the support of the Greens and Christian Democrats.
A spokesman for the Save Cronulla Fisheries Campaign said, because the primary industries department was having trouble relocating staff, many would still be at the centre when the committee reported on October 23.
‘‘We believe the terms of reference for the inquiry process will be so embarrassing for the government that they will have no option but to overturn the closure,’’ he said.
‘‘Given the diversity of support for the inquiry in the upper house and the fact that the Coalition did not to oppose this motion, we call on the Premier to take control of the situation and delay any further relocation actions until the inquiry has reported.’’