A Look at the Past
Anglesea, Victoria, is a distinct coastal town with important natural landscapes. We have a proud history in Anglesea and continue to actively contribute to the town’s future.
For 46 years Anglesea was home to Alcoa’s power station and mine. Each year, the power station supplied approximately 40 per cent of the Point Henry smelter’s power requirements, employed hundreds of people and added significant value to the local economy.
In 2015, Alcoa made the difficult decision to permanently cease operations at the Anglesea mine and power station. Since then, Alcoa has been working alongside the community to identify new potential within our landholdings through long-term land use planning.
At the same time, with a strong commitment to community consultation, and health, safety and environmental management, work is underway to rehabilitate and close the mine, and decommission and remediate the power station.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where we operate, the Wadawurrung People, and pay respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.