Community engagement

Consultation and engagement with stakeholders is a priority in the development and approval process for the mine’s rehabilitation and closure, the decommissioning and remediation of the power station site, and future land use planning. Engagement will continue to be a priority during the implementation phase once Alcoa has received regulatory approval.

Alcoa is conducting broad engagement activities about the future of the Alcoa site, inclusive of the continuation of the Alcoa Community Consultation Network (CCN), and other activities as outlined below.

Alcoa Community Consultation Network

The Alcoa Community Consultation Network (CCN) is a consultative group that is comprised of Alcoa employees, local residents and land owners, Surf Coast Shire representatives, community groups and Victorian government departments and agencies such as the Department of Justice, Precincts and Regions’ Earth Resources Regulation, EPA Victoria and others.

The CCN has operated since 2001 and is an opportunity for two-way communication regarding issues that are important to the local community and Alcoa.

The purpose of each meeting is to provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss the site’s decommissioning and rehabilitation activities, and the ongoing community engagement activities. Meeting snapshots are available to download in the right column of this page.

Alcoa acknowledges and thanks those members of the Anglesea community who have engaged with us through the CCN and other forums over many years.

Meetings are held every two months. Please refer to the most recent Meeting Snapshot for the next meeting date and venue.

Other community engagement activities

Between March 2016 and March 2018 Alcoa undertook a four-phase community consultation process to better understand community and key stakeholder views about the future use of the site which consists of leased Crown land and Alcoa freehold land.

Key outputs of the activities include the Guiding Principles, the Draft Mine Rehabilitation and Mine Plan submitted to the Victorian Government in September 2017 and the Alcoa Freehold Concept Master Plan submitted to the Victorian Government in March 2018.

In May 2019 the Eden Project, a UK-based educational and environmental charity and social enterprise, and Alcoa commenced community consultation to gain feedback on a concept for a world class eco-tourism attraction within Alcoa’s former mine site in Anglesea, Victoria. To read more visit

CCN Meeting Snapshots

'Meeting snapshots' from the most recent CCN meetings are available below.
Due to government restrictions relating to COVID-19, CCN meetings have not been held since February 2020. Please click here to read the latest Alcoa Community Updates.

Community Updates

Click here to read the latest Community Updates published in the Surf Coast Times.