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Dwellingup mining avoidance zone

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation (BTF) is delighted to hear that Alcoa is establishing a mining avoidance zone of 8,344 hectares covering the town of Dwellingup and its surrounding area.

This will assist enormously in preserving the environmental and recreational values of approximately 5,000 hectares of natural forest land. It will protect important animal and bird habitat, especially that of the endangered and vulnerable black cockatoos.

Equally as importantly, from the perspective of the BTF, the decision will protect about 15km of the Bibbulmun Track as well as 16km of the Munda Biddi Cycle Trail.

The new mining avoidance area within Alcoa’s bauxite mining lease will connect with land the company has already ruled out for future mining.

Alcoa has stated that any potential future mining will predominately be to the east of Dwellingup and will be subject to environmental review and approval.

Further information, including a map of the avoidance area, can be found at:

FINAL Dwellingup MAZ Fact Sheet June 2023

FINAL Huntly-Pinjarra EA Amendments Fact Sheet June 2023