Alcoa seeks feedback on mine site principles

March 24, 2016 BY

ALCOA has launched a community engagement process to help shape the future of the Anglesea mine and power station site, and will seek feedback at the Anglesea Market on Easter Sunday.
Alcoa’s Anglesea asset manager Warren Sharp said stakeholder input would help support the development of a revised mine closure plan as well as a draft master plan for the power station freehold land.
Both plans will be considered during the strategic land use planning study for the site, to be started by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning next year.
“To kick-start this process, in collaboration with the Alcoa Community Consultation Network, Anglesea Futures, the Victorian government and Surf Coast Shire, we have developed draft guiding principles to share with the community for feedback,” Mr Sharp said.
These guiding principles are: Mr Sharp said Alcoa would run workshops, an online website and listening posts (such as the one at the Anglesea Market) during April and May.
“Consistent with our values Alcoa will consult in a way that is inclusive, transparent and accountable, and will consider all feedback.
“We want to provide an opportunity for everyone to participate and will be responsive to stakeholder views, while seeking to balance community, Alcoa and government expectations about the future of the site.”
A strategic land use study is required to determine the future use of the site, except for areas known to be added to the Great Otway National Park.
Once completed, changes to the land’s zoning can be made through an amendment to the Surf Coast Shire’s planning scheme.

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