Bell Bay Aluminium works in close collaboration with local businesses, government and communities to help improve economic, social and environmental outcomes in our region.
Bell Bay Aluminium has been an important part of Northern Tasmania for nearly 70 years. Strong partnerships are a key part of ensuring a strong and sustainable future: both for the smelter and for our community.
Tasmanian Government and Rio Tinto Partnership
In 2022, the Tasmanian Government and Rio Tinto signed a new partnership committing to working together to ensure a strong and sustainable future economy for George Town, the Tamar Valley region and Tasmania.
Formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, the partnership aims to drive economic growth and job opportunities, and explore how our manufacturing capability and electricity demand can help support the development of new industries and more renewable energy supply in the region.
Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone
The Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone (BBAMZ) is an industry-based economic development group working in collaboration with the Tasmanian Government and community to support growth, investment and business diversification in the George Town and Tamar Valley regions.
Bell Bay Aluminium is a founding member of BBAMZ. Our Principal Advisor for Energy & Strategy, Leigh Darcy, is a founding member and has chaired the Board since 2018.
George Town Future Impact Leadership Group
Bell Bay Aluminium has been a member of the George Town Future Impact Group (GTFIG) since it was established in 2016.
The GTFIG works in partnership with community, local business and industry, and the George Town Council to deliver programs focused on education, training and employment, digital learning, youth leadership development and CBD revitalisation. Its vision is to build a future where the municipality is a lively, viable community that is desirable to live and work in, of which everyone is proud.
George Town Mountain Bike Trails
George Town Mountain Bike Trails includes approximately 100 kilometres of riding over two trail networks, offering world-class mountain bike trails that has captured the growing market of enthusiasts both living in, and visiting, Northern Tasmania.
Bell Bay Aluminium owns a significant portion of the land where trails are based providing connectivity between the two main trail areas. We are an official project partner of George Town Mountain Bike Trails, working closely with stakeholders on the evolution of the trail network.
Beacon Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that builds connection between industry, education and the community to create real-world education that is relevant and engaging for young people.
Bell Bay Aluminium has teamed up with Beacon Foundation in a $100,000 three-year partnership to help students from Years 9 to 12 become aware of opportunities for operational, trades, engineering, technical and leadership careers within the advanced manufacturing sector.