The Anglesea Mine


The approved Anglesea Mine Work Plan (Work Plan) was developed to outline the strategy for the continuing operation of the Anglesea Coal Mine by Alcoa of Australia to 2061 within an area known as the Specified Mining Area. The Work Plan is a legislative requirement of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 as it applies to the Anglesea Coal Mine operations under the Mines (Aluminium Agreement) Act 1961.


The Work Plan contains broad concepts and a defined process for the mine rehabilitation and closure inclusive of community engagement.


Given the permanent shut down of the power station and mining operation on 31 August 2015 (45 years earlier than anticipated) the intent is to now refine these concepts and revise the Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (Mine Closure Plan).


It is Alcoa’s obligation to comply with the Work Plan requirements, including the rehabilitation and closure process. This obligation is enforced by Earth Resources Regulation of the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).



Mine Technical Studies


Three major technical assessment components will be undertaken to inform all water aspects, any land potential risks, and a revegetation assessment:


Mine Closure Plan Mine Revegetation Technical Study


Mine Closure Plan Geotechnical and Slope Stability Technical Study


Mine Closure Plan Hydrology and Hydrogeological Technical Study


Mine Work Plan - Alcoa Anglesea Power Station


Read more on the Mine Work Plan below:




Overview - Anglesea Coal Mine

General Location Plans

Regional Plans

Site Plans

Mineral Recovery Methods

Mine Infrastructure

Mine Management

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan

Environmental Management Plan

Community Engagement Plan

Appendix A - Environment Improvement Plan (EIP)

Appendix B - Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Licence

Appendix C - Land Management Plan

Appendix D - Anglesea Heath Management Plan

Appendix E - Alcoa Anglesea Site Closure Plan

Appendix F - Ground Control Management Plan




For more information, download these Fact Sheets:


Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan


Mine Technical Review and Analysis Process