Draft Land Use Plan
The consultation period for the Draft Land Use Plan closed on the 16 March.
DELWP is considering all feedback in the preparation of the final Land Use Plan.
A summary of feedback will also be prepared and released.
For reference, please see a copy of the Draft Land Use Plan, a 'Key Questions and Answers' document and other background information at: www.engage.vic.gov.au/angleseafutures
Land Use Plan
A Land Use Plan is being prepared for the Anglesea Futures study area to the north of Anglesea, including the former power station and mine. The Land Use Plan will identify potential future land uses on private and public land (Crown land), including land currently leased by Alcoa.
Being at a strategic level the final Land Use Plan will inform future decisions on activities, management, protection, changes to land tenure and any development on the land.
The Land Use Plan is being prepared by the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Below is an outline of the preparation timeline for the Anglesea Futures Land Use Plan.
For further information please visit: www.engage.vic.gov.au/angleseafutures
Community engagement to inform the preparation of the Anglesea Futures Land Use Plan is part of the Anglesea Futures Community Conversations.
The Anglesea Futures Community Conversations series commenced in August 2015. The series is coordinated by DELWP, Surf Coast Shire Council and Parks Victoria and seeks to provide a forum for community discussion and feedback on a range of issues. These issues include future land use, protection of the Anglesea Heath, management of the Anglesea River and the long term vision for the Anglesea Region.
In 2016 the series focused on understanding the predicted changes to the physical character and ecological, social and economic values of the Anglesea River estuary resulting from the closure of the power station. Options to manage the predicted change were widely discussed.
In 2017 the conversation series focused on the future use of the Anglesea power station, coal mine and the Anglesea Heath.
In 2018 the focus so far has been the Draft Land Use Plan and the preparation of the final Land Use Plan.
Read our fact sheets about Angelsea Futures
The Anglesea Heath
The Victorian Government committed to incorporating the Anglesea Heath into the adjacent Great Otway National Park. More than 6,510 hectares of Anglesea Heath has been added to the national park thanks to the early surrender of land by Alcoa. Legislation to incorporate the Heath into the National Park was gazetted on 15 December 2017.
The Anglesea Heath is a unique haven for native flora and fauna and is home to approximately a quarter of Victoria's plant species including:
More than 100 species of orchid, making it one of the most orchid-rich sites in Australia
20 species of flora that are rare or threaten in Victoria
8 species of flora that are rate or threaten in Australia
The Heath is also home to the Powerful Owl, Crimson Rosella, Rufous Bristlebird, New Holland Mouse, Swamp Antechinus and Swamp Skink.
The State Government, Surf Coast Shire and Alcoa in conjunction with the community have developed a set of guiding principles to inform conversations on a range of issues including future land use, water, planning and provide a framework for decision making.
- Value and complement the natural environment
- Support a diverse range of future uses and outcomes
- Honour the various cultural and heritage values of the area
- Compliment the future of the Anglesea Region
- Provide a safe and stable landform for future uses