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CME supports WA Government and Alcoa on collaborative way forward

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) has noted the WA Government’s decision to provide a transitional approvals framework for Alcoa’s mining operations, acknowledging Alcoa’s commitment to a new standard in its operational and environmental safety regime across its WA mining operations.

CME understands the WA Government will approve the company’s updated five-year Mining and Management Program under its State Agreement, subject to a range of control measures being deployed.

CME said the assurances provided by Alcoa – such as moving operations further away from drinking water sources, limiting vegetation clearing and doubling its environmental rehabilitation program – demonstrated its continued commitment to maintaining public confidence. 

Alcoa and its local workforce number in the thousands and have been a vital part of WA’s south-west region for 60 years, providing jobs and supporting the state economy and numerous local small businesses during that time.