March 24, 2015

Alcoa pleased to support establishment of Kimberley National Park


Alcoa has joined its joint venture partner Rio Tinto in supporting establishment of a Kimberley National Park by terminating the Alumina Refinery (Mitchell Plateau) Agreement Act 1971.
 
The joint venture partners have agreed to terminate the State Agreement with the Western Australia government for the development of bauxite mining and an alumina refinery on the Mitchell Plateau.
 
“This is a very special part of the world that will have significant value as a National Park,” said Alcoa of Australia Managing Director, Alan Cransberg.
 
“We are very pleased to be able to join the State Government in ensuring the ecological values and natural beauty of the Mitchell Plateau is preserved for future generations.”
 
ENDS
 
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Jodie Read, Corporate Affairs Manager, jodie.read@alcoa.com.au, 0404 800 335
Jane McGuire, Senior Communications Advisor, jane.mcguire@alcoa.com.au, 0410 694 676.

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