01 February 2017
Early surrender of Alcoa lease land in Anglesea
The Great Otway National Park will increase in size by more than 6,510 hectares, when the environmentally important Anglesea Heath is added to the park, thanks to the early surrender of land by Alcoa.
Alcoa’s Director of Asset Planning and Management John Osborne said Alcoa’s long-standing relationship with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Parks Victoria and the Anglesea Heath Consultative Committee has ensured the management and protection of the Anglesea Heath’s conservation values for many years.
“Alcoa is pleased that those values, and the Heath, will continue to be enjoyed by the people of Victoria, and especially the Anglesea community, for generations to come,” Mr Osborne said.
Alcoa shut down its Anglesea operations in August 2015 and is actively progressing the remediation and decommissioning of the site.
Alcoa will continue to lease 787 hectares of Crown land to complete its obligations for the revised Mine Closure Plan, due for submission to Victorian Government’s Earth Resources Regulation in May 2017.
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