October 28, 2016

Alcoa releases draft Concept Master Plan for Point Henry 575, the Next Generation


Alcoa of Australia has released the draft Concept Master Plan for its Point Henry site for community and stakeholder feedback.

Alcoa Site Asset Manager Warren Sharp said the 11 month community engagement program and Shared Vision developed with the community has been a key input in the development of the draft Concept Master Plan.

“The draft Concept Master Plan represents an integrated and holistic approach to the potential future uses of Alcoa’s landholdings,” said Mr Sharp.

“It provides a vision that guides the possible future transition of Alcoa’s landholdings over the next 15 to 20 years, and unlocks the Point Henry peninsula’s potential by connecting Geelong:

  • to a new coastal destination;
  • to Point Henry’s unique landscapes; and
  • to a diverse range of sustainable living opportunities.

“Alcoa is pleased to continue its long history of engaging with the Geelong community to ensure Point Henry 575 makes a significant contribution to the region’s future.

“The draft Concept Master Plan has sought to balance and consider a range of influencing factors such as the Shared Vision, opportunities and constraints of the land, relevant market data, anticipated supply and demand for specific land uses in the region, environmental attributes, commercial viability, and ready access to existing and planned infrastructure.”

The Concept Master Plan is expected to inform the State Government's Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan (Moolap Plan) and is a combination of the conserving, tourism and living scenarios outlined in the Moolap Plan discussion paper released in July.

Share Your Views

Alcoa welcomes feedback from the community and key stakeholders on the draft Concept Master Plan. The draft Concept Master Plan can be downloaded from engage-pointhenry.alcoa.com.au and the community can provide feedback via an online survey.

Members of the community are also invited to attend a consultation activity to view the Concept Master Plan and speak to Alcoa:

  • Thursday 3rd November, 10am to 1pm Eastern Hub 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong
  • Friday 4th November, 12pm to 2pm Foodtruck Friday Little Malop Street, Central Geelong
  • Friday 11th November, 11am to 3pm Newcomb Central Shopping Centre (outside Woolworths) 71 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb
  • Monday 14th November, 5pm to 8pm Eastern Hub 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong

The feedback received during this phase of community engagement will help inform the final Point Henry 575 Concept Master Plan to be released by Alcoa in early 2017.

Decommissioning and remediation of the 575 hectare Point Henry site commenced in 2014, following the closure of Alcoa’s operations, and is expected to take three to five years.

Alcoa is tremendously proud of its contribution to the Geelong region over more than five decades and looks forward to Point Henry 575 making a significant contribution to the region’s future.

ENDS

Media contact: Kate Betts on kate.betts@alcoa.com.au and 0400 209 497.