• December 12, 2018

    Alcoa secures gas for WA refineries

    Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) has secured three new gas supply agreements which combined will supply approximately 25 per cent of the Company’s gas requirement in Western Australia (WA) from 2020.

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  • December 04, 2018

    Alcoa volunteers make a difference

    Volunteering is part of the Alcoa culture and today (Wednesday 5 December), Alcoa employees will join with thousands of other community-minded people in celebration of International Volunteer Day.

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  • November 29, 2018

    People power shows cockies’ decline has stopped — for now

    The public of Western Australia has thrown its support behind the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos — those black cockies with a larrikin nature — by coming out in large numbers to take part in BirdLife Australia’s 2018 Great Cocky Count.

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  • November 26, 2018

    Alcoa proud Supporting Partner at WA Pride Parade

    For the fifth year and the first as a Supporting Partner, Alcoa of Australia employees proudly took part in the WA Pride Parade in support of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.

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  • November 20, 2018

    Environmental champions recognised at SALP 20 year awards

    The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) celebrated 20 years of delivering positive environmental outcomes for Perth at a ceremony held recently at Frasers in Kings Park. Volunteers and organisations who have dedicated their time and efforts into improving environmental conservation in the Swan Canning Catchment were officially acknowledged at SALP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Awards.

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  • November 07, 2018

    Alcoa continues to produce tradespeople of tomorrow

    Twenty-four local young people have completed their apprenticeships with Alcoa this year, joining more than 2,000 apprentices, trainees and graduates trained and developed by the resources company during the past 55 years.

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  • November 07, 2018

    Kwinana workshop rallies men to counter suicide

    Young people in Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah are seeking help from Youth Focus at a younger age, new statistics show.

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  • November 01, 2018

    Life-saving mental health program in Pinjarra

    Students from Pinjarra Senior High School have participated in a potentially life-saving mental health program, equipping them with vital skills to help themselves and their peers. More than 150 students participated in five workshops at the school on October 30 and 31, thanks to a partnership between Youth Focus and Alcoa of Australia that delivers mental health services to the Peel region.

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  • October 24, 2018

    Microbat genetics under the microscope

    Microbats, as tiny as a spoonful of sugar, have captivated the heart and mind of Murdoch University PhD student Diana Prada, who has been working alongside Alcoa’s mining environmental team in a quest to research the population genetics of different microbat species throughout the South-West. 

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  • October 16, 2018

    Anglesea power station successfully felled

    3 October 2018 As part of Alcoa of Australia’s decommissioning of the Anglesea power station and mine, the power station structure was successfully felled by controlled explosives today. Alcoa Site Manager Warren Sharp said the demolition was completed according to plan while the wind was blowing away from the Anglesea...

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  • October 15, 2018

    Digital and environmental science in ACTION

    Atwell Primary School students recently took part in a School Science Challenge involving the use of digital microscopy and environmental engineering skills with the support of Alcoa’s employee volunteering program ACTION.

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  • October 15, 2018

    Landcare success

    The success of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) in delivering environmental outcomes for the Swan and Canning river catchments has been recognised at the National Landcare awards.

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  • October 03, 2018

    Three Rivers – One Estuary partnership thriving

    Alcoa Foundation is proud to partner with Greening Australia on the Three Rivers Project, which focuses on improving the health of the Serpentine, Murray and Harvey rivers.

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  • October 02, 2018

    Junior artists get masterclass in sculpture thanks to Alcoa

    Budding artists created their own sculptures during free school holiday workshops in Mandurah made possible by Alcoa.

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  • October 02, 2018

    Alcoa’s inclusion and diversity leader speaks up

    Alcoa employee and 2018 Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards Network Leader of the Year Award winner Mark Hodgson, from Mandurah, was among 90 speakers highlighting importance in diversity and inclusion at the annual Australian Ally Network Conference last week in Perth.

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  • October 01, 2018

    Anglesea power station demolition update

    Updated 9am, 3 October 2018 The demolition remains on schedule for today, Wednesday 3 October, between 12noon and 4pm, subject to final safety and technical checks, and if the wind direction is away from the Anglesea township. 2 October 2018 Based on current weather forecasts, Alcoa of Australia’s (Alcoa) Anglesea...

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  • September 28, 2018

    Alcoa welcomes employees back to work

    Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) has welcomed a decision by the Australia Workers’ Union (AWU) to end its industrial action regarding a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for the Company’s Western Australian operations. Alcoa will take a revised EBA with enhanced job security provisions to an employee vote in October. The...

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  • September 27, 2018

    Cross generational benefits from Alcoa Foundation partnership

    EdConnect Australia and Alcoa Foundation partner to help students and volunteers. School children in the Rockingham-Kwinana, Peel, and Waroona-Harvey areas will receive additional support to successfully navigate emotional, social and academic issues thanks to a US$180,000 partnership between EdConnect Australia and the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • September 26, 2018

    Coast Care and Alcoa volunteers throw seed bombs

    Thanks to Alcoa, more than 40 volunteers have come together recently to “seed bomb” the Bouvard coast in a bid to maintain the fragile dune ecosystem. Volunteers from Alcoa joined members of the Bouvard Coast Care Group and supporters of the not-for-profit organisation in rolling compost, native seeds and clay into small balls before launching them into the dunes.

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  • September 20, 2018

    Two decades of landcare celebrated

    One of Australia’s longest and most successful landcare initiatives, the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program, is celebrating 20 years of protecting and enhancing the Swan and Canning rivers catchments. The joint initiative between Alcoa of Australia, Perth NRM and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation Attractions, has facilitated more than $8.5 million...

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  • September 19, 2018

    Alcoa supports women in mining

    Students from Pinjarra Senior High School rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s most inspirational women at the sell-out Women in Mining WA 10th Annual Summit in Perth recently.

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  • September 12, 2018

    Fair and reasonable EBA for future success

    Alcoa of Australia Limited has been contributing economically and socially in Western Australia and Victoria for more than 55 years. We employ thousands of people and are proud to add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies. Learn more about the contribution we make.

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  • September 11, 2018

    Local green teens encourage ‘leave no trace’

    Taking action against climate change is now on the personal agenda of 18 local high school students recently returned from their US adventures in the Alcoa Foundation funded NatureBridge program. 

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  • September 07, 2018

    Australian Workers’ Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

    Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) members employed at Alcoa of Australia Limited’s (Alcoa) Western Australian operations have voted against the Company’s proposed Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) presented in August.

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  • August 19, 2018

    Program to help Peel students succeed at uni gets a boost

    The University of Western Australia has received more than half-a-million dollars for a program that will encourage more high school students in the Peel region to strive for a tertiary education.

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  • August 17, 2018

    Australian Workers’ Union industrial action

    Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) is disappointed that the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is continuing industrial action at the company’s Western Australian locations. This action is unnecessary and will only serve to impact employees through lost earnings.

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  • August 10, 2018

    Rehabilitation benefits local environment and business

    Alcoa continues to successfully rehabilitate the area it mines for bauxite in the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia with the company completing another successful planting season that was also a boon for local businesses and local employment. More than 220,000 plants were put in across 412 hectares of previously mined land – the same size as 192 Optus Stadium football fields.

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  • August 02, 2018

    Local kids delight in Schools National Tree Day

    Forty children and their parents came together to plant 1,500 sedges and shrubs along with the Serpentine River last Friday (27 July 2018) during a School National Tree Day made possible by Greening Australia and Alcoa.

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  • July 17, 2018

    Community members get down and dirty to help river

    More than a dozen people including volunteers from Alcoa rolled up their sleeves for a planting day along the Harvey River, near Lake Clifton, earlier this month organised as part of the Three Rivers Partnership between Greening Australia and the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • July 11, 2018

    Applications open for Alcoa Vacation Student Program

    University students with a strong academic record, initiative, ambition and team spirit are encouraged to apply for the 2018/2019 Alcoa Vacation Student Program. The program is open to second and third year university students from a variety of disciplines including engineering, information technology, human resources, communications, health and safety, finance, chemistry, geology/physical metallurgy, and environment.

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  • July 09, 2018

    Swan Alcoa Landcare Program up for national award

    The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) partnership between Alcoa, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Perth NRM is in the running for a national landcare award.

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  • July 04, 2018

    Alcoa Peel Regional Office celebrates 10 years

    Alcoa’s commitment to the Peel region was celebrated this week when the company’s regional office in Pinjarra reached its 10th birthday. The office, located on the corner of Pinjarra Road and Roe Street, is home to Alcoa employees who work in support functions including human resources, finance, procurement and facilities management.

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  • July 02, 2018

    Road to Alcoa an obvious path for top Curtin graduate

    Katie Marshall of Mandurah is proof that women can succeed in male-dominated fields. The 22-year-old chemical engineer has dominated Curtin University’s fourth-year engineering prizes, taking out three awards.

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  • July 02, 2018

    Alcoa volunteers set to make a big difference

    Alcoa employees are making a big difference in the community thanks to the Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

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  • July 02, 2018

    Alcoa employees introduce students to university life

    Alcoa volunteers joined with Peel high school students last week to Race Around Campus at The University of Western Australia in Perth. The event was part of the Aspire UWA program, which seeks to raise students’ aspirations for tertiary education, focusing on those who would not normally consider university as an option

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  • July 02, 2018

    Environmental scholars ready for trip of lifetime

    Alcoa of Australia hosted the 16 local scholars selected to take part in this year’s international expeditions to Yosemite National Park and Shenandoah National Park, in the United States. A total of 55 students have been selected from across the globe for the July and August expeditions hosted by NatureBridge and funded by the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • June 17, 2018

    Alcoa recruiting trainees and apprentices now

    Alcoa is now recruiting trainees and apprentices, continuing its proud history of providing jobs and growth in the South West and Peel regions.

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  • June 17, 2018

    Alcoa shares LGBTI inclusion journey with industry peers

    Every person should be able to bring their whole selves to work and be valued for their diverse experiences, insights and qualities, according to Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery Manager Mark Hodgson.

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  • May 30, 2018

    Alcoa’s rehabilitation impresses international biodiversity leader

    Alcoa’s environmental rehabilitation is a model for the mining industry, according to renowned international biodiversity conservationist, Professor Thomas E Lovejoy, who toured Alcoa’s operations last week.

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  • May 30, 2018

    Anglesea power station demolition

    Alcoa of Australia’s Anglesea power station was partially demolished using controlled explosives at approximately 12.35pm today.

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  • May 27, 2018

    Notice of demolition - Anglesea Power Station

    Updated 29 May 2018, 4:30pm The demolition remains on schedule for Wednesday 30 May between 9am and 12noon. As outlined in the Alcoa Freehold Concept Master Plan, the industrial stack will not be part of the demolition. 28 May 2018 As part of Alcoa of Australia’s decommissioning of the Anglesea...

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  • May 25, 2018

    Alcoa manager wins national LGBTI inclusion award

    Alcoa Refinery Manager, Mark Hodgson, is the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards 2018 Network Leader of the Year, winning the category for championing inclusion in his male-dominated, traditional workplace.

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  • April 30, 2018

    Alcoa celebrates 40 years on tour

    More than 630,000 visitors have toured Alcoa’s operations in Western Australia over the last 40 years – a similar number to the entire population of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Since 1978, Alcoa has been offering tours of its bauxite mining and rehabilitation along the Darling Scarp, stretching between Jarrahdale in the north to Waroona in the south, and its three alumina refineries near Kwinana, Pinjarra and Waroona.

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  • April 17, 2018

    Alcoa publishes updated master plan for Anglesea freehold land

    Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) has published a revised Concept Master Plan for the proposed transformation of its freehold landholdings in Anglesea. The Alcoa Freehold Concept Master Plan aims to unlock the potential for Alcoa’s freehold landholdings for Anglesea and the region by connecting people to the community’s valued landscapes and...

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  • March 26, 2018

    Community urged to back Peel waterways vision

    A $2 million vision to improve the health of key Peel waterways through a multi-agency and community approach was officially launched today (Friday 23 March). Collaborative partners of the Three Rivers – One Estuary initiative from Greening Australia, Peel Harvey Catchment Council and The Nature Conservancy, and funding partner Alcoa...

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  • March 09, 2018

    Alcoa recruiting university graduates

    Alcoa of Australia is recruiting motivated, top university graduates with curious minds looking for a head start in their careers.

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  • March 02, 2018

    WA Artist Takes Out Iconic Aluminium Sculpture Subsidy at Sculpture by the Sea

    Perth-based artist Stuart Green has been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Alcoa Iconic Aluminium Sculpture Subsidy at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) is a founding sponsor and major partner of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, which runs from March 2 to 19 at Perth’s idyllic Cottesloe Beach.

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  • February 23, 2018

    Community Landcare Initiative Continues to Thrive in its 20th Year

    The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) celebrated its 20th anniversary today, delivering $338,000 in grants to 25 community volunteer groups in the Swan Region. The community groups will deliver 53 environmental protection projects in the Swan Canning catchment. Local volunteers were recognised for their extensive contributions to projects ranging from weed and feral animal control, restoration of natural areas of bushland, water quality and rehabilitation of threatened species at a ceremony held in Kings Park today.

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  • February 21, 2018

    Alcoa: Top Employer for Gender Equity

    For the 16th consecutive year, Alcoa of Australia has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

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