The consultation period for the Draft Land Use Plan closed on the 16 March.

DELWP is considering all feedback in the preparation of the final Land Use Plan.

A summary of feedback will also be prepared and released.


Community Conversations

Following the closure of the mine and power station north of Anglesea in 2015, the Anglesea Futures Community Conversations was established by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Surf Coast Shire Council and Parks Victoria.

These conversations provides for community discussion on a range of issues including future land use, the heath, and water.

Land Use Planning

DELWP is preparing the Anglesea Futures Land Use Plan, it includes the former mine and power station together with surrounding land north of Anglesea.

The area is changing and a plan is required to guide its future, to ensure it continues to make a positive contribution to Anglesea and the wider region.

The coal mine and power station has significantly changed the natural landscape and now a new use is required to guide the area’s future.

The Plan will provide high-level strategic direction for possible land uses. It will be a framework to inform potential future actions including design, approvals, management and development.

The Land Use Plan is being informed by opportunities identified by relevant policy and the community. A range of community engagement phases and community input has occurred since the Anglesea Futures Community Conversations series commenced in 2015. The Land Use Plan is also being informed by the study area’s attributes, including environmental and cultural significance, bushfire risk, areas that have been disturbed and the future land form as identified in Alcoa’s draft Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan.

The Draft Land Use Plan

The feedback period has closed for the Draft Land Use Plan, following engagement from 18 December 2017 to 16 March 2018.

For reference, please see a copy of the Draft Land Use Plan with associated 'Key Questions and Answers' in the Document Library (below right on this page).