Anglesea Community Conversations Continue In January

11 January 2016

The fourth Anglesea Futures Community Conversation event will take place this month, providing an opportunity for the community to hear and discuss the assessment findings from the 2016 Anglesea River flows report.

Local community members and those with an interest in Anglesea and the region are encouraged to attend the event, which will build on earlier Anglesea Futures Community Conversations.

The Community Conversations series is an important vehicle for community discussion and feedback on a range of issues including future land use, water, planning and the long term vision for the Anglesea Region after the closure of the Alcoa coalmine and power station.

The event will be held on Thursday 21 January 2016 at the Anglesea Senior Citizens Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Anglesea Futures Community Conversations are jointly coordinated by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Surf Coast Shire Council.

The series complements Alcoa’s Community Consultation Network which focuses on discharging Alcoa’s responsibilities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water and the Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“We know that how the Anglesea River is managed in the future is of great importance to the local community. The report helps us understand all of the issues and complexities of the chemical and biological characteristics of the river as well as the hydrology to consider future management options.”

“It is important that the community has input into the future management of the Anglesea River to allow us to resolve how to best manage it in the future and I encourage community members to get involved in the workshop planned for 21 January.”

Quotes attributable to Anglesea Ward Surf Coast Shire Councillor Cr Margot Smith

“This report has been keenly anticipated by the community and this discussion presents an important opportunity for residents, businesses and community groups interested in the river to work with agencies and delve deeper into the issue.”

Quotes attributable to Anglesea Ward Surf Coast Shire Councillor Libby Coker

“Previous Anglesea Futures workshops have focused on identifying major issues of interest to the community around the Alcoa Anglesea closure.

This is the first session that specifically focuses on the Anglesea River, so I really encourage anyone with an interest in river health to attend.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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