A UK charity that redeveloped a china clay quarry in Cornwall into a major ecotourism project has its eyes on Alcoa's former coalmine in Anglesea, Victoria. The Eden Project and Alcoa announced a plan to turn a portion of the site into a $150m ecotourism attraction based around Anglesea's coastal location. They say they will seek input from the community. The charity and Alcoa estimate the project could create 300 full-time jobs and attract thousands of visitors if it gains the support of the community, finds funding via investors and passes the planning and approvals process. The proposal is in its early consultation stages. The chief executive of the Eden Project International, David Harland, said the charity and Alcoa would be seeking local support.
Cox, L. (2019, May 21). Eden Project plans $150m ecotourism site for Victorian coalmine. The Guardian [online]. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/21/eden-project-plans-150m-eco-tourism-site-for-victorian-coalmine