Since 2000 Wagerup refinery has had the benefit of a dedicated Community Consultative Network (CCN) which provides community feedback and input on issues of interest to both community and Alcoa.
The CCN meets monthly and provides input on a range of issues relating to the refinery and mining operations as well as local community matters.
The CCN played a central role in the community involvement program for the development of the environmental assessment document for the proposed Unit Three Expansion of the Wagerup refinery during 2004 and 2005.
The Wagerup Tripartite Group
The Wagerup Tripartite Group was established in January 2004 as an initiative of the then Minister for the Environment, The Hon Dr Judy Edwards MLA.
This followed a strategic review of environmental licensing in Western Australia undertaken in 2003 for the Department of Environment, known as the Welker Review, which identified the importance of community involvement in the licensing process.
The aim of the group is to provide a participative forum where community, Alcoa and government can address issues relating to the environmental management of the Wagerup refinery, including licensing and regulatory processes.