Consultation Open: Share your Views on the Draft Concept Master Plan for Alcoa's Freehold Land

8 months ago

31 January 2017

Alcoa has released a draft Concept Master Plan for its freehold land in Anglesea and is seeking community feedback.

Following comprehensive consultation regarding its draft Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan last year, Alcoa of Australia is now inviting the community to provide feedback on a draft Concept Master Plan for its freehold landholdings in Anglesea.

The draft plan also incorporates potential changes to the existing land tenure arrangements, consistent with the Anglesea Futures Draft Land Use Plan, to enable the proposed land use directions.

The draft plan also incorporates potential changes to the existing land tenure arrangements consistent with the Anglesea Futures Draft Land Use Plan, to facilitate the realisation of the proposed land use directions.

The integrated plan recognises the role Alcoa’s land could play in:

  • connecting people to Anglesea’s valued landscapes;
  • creating a new tourism destination for Anglesea and the Great Ocean Road; and
  • creating economic opportunities for Anglesea and the wider region.

The draft plan proposes a potential major eco-tourism facility, accommodation and community facilities, through to the conservation and enhancement of high value native flora, and the ability to facilitate the delivery of sustainable residential housing and tourism accommodation.

Alcoa Site Asset Manager Warren Sharp said more than two years of community and stakeholder consultation had preceded the release of the plan.

“The draft Concept Master Plan is informed by a range of inputs including broad community consultation, consideration of the site’s natural attributes and histories, future economic opportunities for Anglesea and the wider region, and key planning documents including the Anglesea Futures Draft Land Use Plan and the Anglesea Structure Plan.

“The draft plan provides an approach that is sensitive to the future environmental and economic needs of Anglesea through providing opportunities for people to be connected to the valued environmental assets on our doorstep.”

Mr Sharp said when considered alongside the aspirations in the Anglesea Futures Draft Land Use Plan released recently by the Victorian Government Department Environment Land Water Planning, Alcoa’s landholdings had the opportunity to deliver widespread benefits for the Anglesea community and the wider region.

Community feedback on the draft plan to inform Alcoa’s submission to the Anglesea Futures land planning process, is welcome.

Share Your Views

Attend a drop-in session

Alcoa is hosting drop-in sessions for the community to view the plan and speak to Alcoa and its master planning consultants on:

Sunday 11 February, 12noon to 3:00pm, Anglesea Memorial Hall

Monday 12 February, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Anglesea Memorial Hall

Thursday 15 February, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, outside the Anglesea IGA

Complete the survey

After reviewing the plan, please complete our online survey.

The consultation period concludes on 6 March 2018 to allow time for Alcoa to consider feedback and update the draft plan prior to making its submission to DELWP's Anglesea Futures process.

Please note Alcoa's consultation period has been extended from the original date of 20 February 2018 in line with the extension of the Anglesea Futures Draft Land Use Plan consultation until 16 March 2018.