Community Forum: Anglesea After Alcoa

[ NB: The Anglesea coal-fired powerplant is now closed – and so is this campaign ]


Community forum on Saturday 13 June 2015 at 2.00pm at the Anglesea Community Hall in Anglesea

What do the people of Anglesea want for their future after Alcoa Anglesea coal mine and power plant will close? What are the possibilities, both for the coal pit and the 122 hectares of freehold land that Alcoa owns in and around Anglesea?

These are critical issues that offer enormous opportunities. They are also issues that our community can and should have a major say in before decisions are made that will affect the future of our community.

With the Alcoa coal mine’s imminent closure the heathland could all be added to the Great Otway National Park. This is something which Geelong Environment Council, among others, is now beginning to advocate for. The environmental values of the heathland were not recognised 50 years ago, when the mine was established. Now it is.

Join Surf Coast Air Action for a free community forum facilitated by Geoff Brown of Rusty Brown consulting to discuss these issues on Saturday 13 June 2015 at 2.00pm at the Anglesea Community Hall.

Speakers include Professor Chris Ryan of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, Kate Sullivan (Director, Planning and Environment at Surf Coast Shire) and Dr Nick Aberle of Environment Victoria, who specialises in coal mine rehabilitation. There will also be plenty of time for discussion and questions from the floor.

This is a family friendly event.

» See the Facebook event page:
www.facebook.com/events/1632057410364862

» Geelong Advertiser – 25 May 2015:
Future of Alcoa Anglesea site up for debate at community forum
By Anthea Cannon