Coalmine Road

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Coalmine Road, Anglesea, has been closed to the public for more than ten years due to its proximity to the wall of the now closed Alcoa mine pit.

As part of its mine rehabilitation works Alcoa was obliged to reconstruct Coalmine Road on a new alignment.

Alcoa has completed this work now and responsibility for the management of the road now sites with Surf Coast Shire Council.

The reconstruction has resulted in sections of the road being sealed with asphalt. This has been done on sections of the road with a steeper gradient to improve safety and limit erosion from water run off.

In August 2018 Council resolved to consult with the community on whether Coalmine Road should be re-opened or remain closed to the public.

While Council has not commenced any consultation about this matter yet, it is understood there are a range of views in the community.

Council also resolved that the most appropriate time to consult with the community about whether Coalmine Road, Anglesea, should be re-opened is when a future use for the Alcoa mine and surrounds is confirmed.

A decision on Eden Project, which has been proposed for the site, has not yet been made.

Until the future use is known, and there has been appropriate community consultation, Council will maintain the current road closures at the entrances to Coalmine Road.

Emergency services access will be maintained at all times.

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