Alcoa - Mandogalup operations

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 22 November 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


4844. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Planning

In regard to the operation of Alcoa near Mandogalup, please outline the following —

(1) When does the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) anticipate that Area F in the Alcoa
Residue Storage Area will be closed and how certain is any projected closure date?

(2) How does the WAPC anticipate Area F will be rehabilitated?

(3) Have a range of alternative rehabilitation initiatives been explored that may eliminate perceived dust
problems fast?

(4) If yes to (3), how have they been considered?

Hon HELEN MORTON replied:

(1) The closure date of Area F is the responsibility of Alcoa.

(2) The rehabilitation of Area F is the responsibility of Alcoa. It is understood that Alcoa is preparing a
Long Term Residue Management Strategy for its Mandogalup site.

(3) Refer to answers (1) and (2) above.

(4) Refer to answers (1) and (2) above.