Part of Alcoa's current Anglesea lease includes 7000ha of rare and precious heathlands. These heathlands are listed on the Register of the National Estate for their biodiversity value, both for their highly diverse flora and abundance of native wildlife.
The heathlands protect more than 700 species of plants, including over 100 different orchid species, and are an ecological asset of international significance.
They are of huge conservation significance and belong to the Victorian community. I urge you to deliver on your election commitment and have the Anglesea heathlands added to the adjoining Great Otway National Park for protection in perpetuity.