The Anglesea Mine
The approved Anglesea Mine Work Plan (Work Plan) was developed to outline the strategy for the continuing operation of the Anglesea Coal Mine by Alcoa of Australia to 2061 within an area known as the Specified Mining Area. The Work Plan is a legislative requirement of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 as it applies to the Anglesea Coal Mine operations under the Mines (Aluminium Agreement) Act 1961.
The Work Plan contains broad concepts and a defined process for the mine rehabilitation and closure inclusive of community engagement.
Given the permanent shut down of the power station and mining operation on 31 August 2015 (45 years earlier than anticipated) the intent is to now refine these concepts and revise the Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (Mine Closure Plan).
It is Alcoa’s obligation to comply with the Work Plan requirements, including the rehabilitation and closure process. This obligation is enforced by Earth Resources Regulation of the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).