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Alcoa Alumina Refinery at Wagerup


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:08 Nov 2001
Date Ended:28 Oct 2004
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee resolved to investigate concerns regarding the Alcoa Alumina Refinery at Wagerup with specific regard to:
    • environmental impacts;
    • occupational health and safety;
    • public health;
    • loss of amenity;
    • social impacts; and
    • the adequacy of regulatory mechanisms covering these issues.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
21 Nov 200101:00 PMWaroona Shire Office, 52 Hesse St, WaroonaAlcoa Alumina Refinery, Wagerup, Alcoa World Alumina, Wagerup Community Health Awareness Group, Australian Workers Union, Member of the Publicr
28 Nov 200101:00 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeSafety Representative, Alcoa
20 Mar 200202:00 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDirector, Stack-AirMr Keith James
10 Apr 200201:30 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeMember of the PublicDr Moira Somers
17 Apr 200201:30 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeMember of the PublicMr Barry Carbon
08 Jul 200210:15 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeMember of the PublicMr Jim Torland
08 Jul 200211:00 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeAustralian Manufacturing Workers' UnionMr Jock Ferguson
08 Jul 200212:30 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDepartment of Environmental ProtectionMr Peter Skitmore
08 Jul 200202:15 PMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDepartment of HealthMr Michael Jackson, Mr Peter Di Marco, possibly Ms Merran Smith
12 Jul 200209:15 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDepartment of Mineral and Petroleum ResourcesDr Brian Galton-Fenzi, possibly 2 others
Videos:
Site Visits and Travel Details:Committee members and staff conducted a site visit of the Alcoa Alumina Refinery at Wagerup on Wednesday, November 21 2001.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Eric Walmsley (Farmer/Mine Operator) on 21 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mrs Cheryll Borserio (Chairperson, Wagerup Community Health Awareness Group), Mr John Szkraba (Secretary,Wagerup Community Health Awareness Group), Mr Giglio Martelli (Vice President, Wagerup Community Health Awareness Group) on 21 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Norm Dicks (State President, Australian Workers Union), Mr Tim Daly (Branch Secretary, Australian Workers Union) on 21 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr John Swales on 21 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Ms Ann Whitty (Wagerup Refinery Manager, Alcoa World Alumina Australia), Mr Ron Stone (Environment, Health & Safety Manager, Alcoa World Alumina Australia), Mr Barry Chesson (Occupational Hygiene Manager, Western Australian Operations, Alcoa World Alumina Australia) on 21 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr William van der Pal, Safety Representative, Alcoa on 28 Nov 2001
Evidence by.. Mr Anthony Hall, Chairperson, Yarloop and Districts Concerned Residents Committee on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Andrew Harper, Private Medical Practitioner on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Marc Bell, Manager, Workers Compensation and Employee Benefits, Alcoa World Alumina on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Mrs Janette Anne Szkraba on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Mark Cullen, Professor of Medicine, Yale University, Connecticut on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Ms Ann Whitty, Wagerup Refinery Manager, Alcoa World Alumina; Mr Ron Stone, Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Alcoa World Alumina on 18 Feb 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Keith James (Director, Stack-Air), Mr Gerard O'Hara (Solicitor Kott Gunning) on 20 Mar 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Moira Somers, General Practitioner on 10 Apr 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Barry Carbon on 17 Apr 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Jock Ferguson (Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union) on 8 Jul 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Timothy Threlfall (Principal Medical Officer, Western Australian Cancer Registry, Health Information Centre, Department of Health), Mr Michael Jackson (Executive Director Population Health, Department of Health), Dr Merran Smith (General Manager, Health Information Centre, Department of Health), Dr Peter Di Marco (Principal Toxicologist, Department of Health), Mr Michael Phillips (Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology) on 8 Jul 2002
Evidence by.. Mr James Torlach on 8 Jul 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Skitmore (Manager, Special Projects, Department of Environmental Protection), Mr Tim McAuliffe (Director Environmental Regulation, Department of Environmental Protection), Mr Chris Bishop (Environmental Officer, Department of Environmental Protection) on 8 Jul 2002
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Brian Galton-Fenzi (Mines Occupational Physician, Mining Operations Division, Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources) on 12 Jul 2002
Evidence by.. Professor D'Arcy Holman (Chair in Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia) on 18 Aug 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Wayne Osborn (Managing Director, Alcoa World Alumina Australia) on 8 Sep 2003
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
11 Alcoa Refinery at Wagerup Inquiry28 Oct 2004More...