Anglesea residents will have their chance to review management options for the Anglesea River at a community open house this week.
The sixth Anglesea Futures Community Conversations will be held on Thursday, July 7, at the Anglesea Memorial Hall.
The community is invited to attend from 3pm to 8pm to view feedback and hear an update on the current health and management of the river.
The open house forums provide a good opportunity for community discussion 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 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is working alongside the Surf Coast Shire Council to engage with residents, businesses and property owners on the future of the Anglesea River.
The feedback will be used to develop a management strategy.
Preliminary results from the coastal acid sulphate soil testing and an update on the current health of the river will also be available.
The series complements Alcoa’s Community Consultation Network which focuses on discharging Alcoa’s responsibilities.
Quote attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville
“We are working closely with the local Anglesea community to ensure we get the best outcomes for the Anglesea River.”
“This is also about ensuring the river continues to service the community as well as provide a suitable habitat for native plants and animals.”
“The community’s input into the future management of the Anglesea River is critical.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020