Anglesea after Alcoa

After almost 50 years mining coal and generating electricity just north of Anglesea, Alcoa is preparing to leave town.

Alcoa’s departure will leave a big hole – literally and figuratively. The actual hole will naturally fill with water, but what about the land Alcoa’s leaving behind… what will that be filled with?

This is a big moment in our town’s history; what’s your vision for Anglesea after Alcoa?

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Over 5,500 signatures to save the Anglesea Bike Park

The Anglesea Futures and Alcoa land use plans propose destroying Anglesea Bike Park and developing 13 hectares of new housing. 

Alcoa owns the Bike Park land, but current zoning prohibits housing and other development. The land is also outside Anglesea's town boundary.

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DELWP claims answer to bushfire risk is development

There are real tensions in the Draft Anglesea Futures Plan and DELWP’s Q&A document (15/2/2018).  DELWP claims that Area 3 is unsuitable for housing due to fire risk for example, but asserts that it is suitable for commercial construction. DELWP has also recently contended that Area 10 needs to be turned into “affordable” housing to manage fire risk.

But do DELWP’s claims stack up? Let’s dig a bit deeper into Area 10 as an example by unpacking the facts.

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People are the grass roots of Anglesea

Anglesea is facing an uncertain future with a lot of change proposed. It is important for everyone who cares about Anglesea, to be informed and engaged to ensure that Anglesea remains a place we all enjoy living in.

Collectively, we have one chance to determine the future of our town so be sure you get involved and have your say.

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Where the bush meets the sea - The Anglesea Structure Plan 2012

Many people may not know that Anglesea has a clear vision as detailed in the Anglesea Structure Plan 2012

The Plan subtitled `Where the Bush Meets the Sea’ was put together in conjunction with town leaders and provides the vision and planning intent for Anglesea for the next 20 to 30 years.

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