8 June 2017
Alcoa has released the Anglesea Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Plan and is seeking community feedback prior to its submission to Government.
The Anglesea Mine Rehabilitation & Closure Plan details the rehabilitation and the future land form of the area disturbed by mining. The area is predominantly leased land.
You can view the plan here.
Features include a large water body, extensive rehabilitated areas, and proposed areas and access for future alternative uses.
The Plan is underpinned by key geotechnical, hydrological and vegetation technical studies undertaken by experienced consultants and independently peer reviewed where appropriate. The Plan also considers the five guiding principles developed during Alcoa’s broad community consultation in 2016, and reflective of the community’s aspirations for the site:
· Provides a safe and stable landform for future uses
· Values and complements the natural environment
· Supports a diverse range of future uses and outcomes
· Honours the various cultural and heritage values of the area
· Complements the future of the Anglesea Region
It is envisaged rehabilitation will be managed by Alcoa over approximately the next ten years.
Alcoa welcomes feedback on the plan ahead of its submission to the regulator. Alcoa is hosting a number of events and activities to receive community feedback.
The community is invited to attend a ‘Drop In Session’ to view the plan and speak to Alcoa. The sessions are being held at the Anglesea Senior Citizens Club McMillan Street, Anglesea on Sunday 11 June, 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 14 June, 4pm to 7pm; and Monday 19 June, 4pm to 7pm.
Community members are also encouraged to submit feedback online via this website or via email on email@example.com.
The consultation period concludes on Sunday 25 June.