New land-use framework for Anglesea

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The State Government has released a new plan to protect the former Alcoa coal mine and power station site in Anglesea.

The Land Use Framework lays out a future for the site free from urban development, without any change to township boundaries.

The framework also incorporates Anglesea Heath into the Great Otway National Park, ensuring it continues to be a beautiful part of Victoria’s natural heritage for generations to come.

Under the new framework, new areas will be opened up to the public for the first time in 50 years – with better infrastructure, facilities and trails, and opportunities for eco and adventure tourism to support jobs in the future.

Surf Coast Shire Council is currently consulting with stakeholders on future options for the bike park, but the Government supports retaining a bike park in the area and will provide an alternate site if required.

The framework is the product of three years of community engagement on rehabilitation, management and future land use options. It does not rezone or approve any development on the land.