Public forum – save the date!
Our next public forum will be held on Wednesday 27 November at the Italian Australian Club in Morwell from 5.30pm. More details to come.
Community group meetings
An essential part of the Commissioner’s role is to engage with and educate the Latrobe Valley community on mine rehabilitation issues and listening to the community’s views.
The Commissioner is focused on keeping the community informed about the work being done and values your views on mine rehabilitation planning: What does it mean for you, for the region? How would you like to be engaged in the conversation?
Over the coming months, the Commissioner will meet with members of local community groups to talk about mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley.
If you’re a member of a community group or organisation and would like the Commissioner to attend a group meeting, please contact us on 1800 571 966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 8 October – Latrobe City Youth Council
- 10 October – Latrobe Valley Australian Plants Society Inc.
- 15 November – ArcYinnar
- 10 December – Committee for Moe
Previous meetings this year:
- Gippsland Association of Affiliated Historical Societies (15 September)
- Churchill Neighbourhood Centre (26 August)
- Boolarra Community Development Group (22 August)
- Morwell Historical Society (21 August)
- Latrobe Youth Space (1 August)
- Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS (30 July)
- Maryvale Probus Club (18 July)
- Newborough Probus Club (1 July)
- Gippsland Multicultural Services Inc. (25 & 27 June)
- Inner Wheel Club of Moe (4 June)
- Latrobe Young Professionals (17 May)
- Morwell Men’s Shed (16 May)
- Rotary Club of Moe (6 May)
- Newborough Mens Shed (27 March)
- Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group (12 March)
View the Valley in 3D at EnergyAustralia Yallourn’s community information sessions
Come and see our new 3D model of the Latrobe Valley mines and towns, which will be a feature at EnergyAustralia Yallourn‘s community information sessions in Moe next week.
The company invites you for a cuppa and a chat about the Yallourn mine and power station at the Moe Town Hall on Thursday 3 October from 5pm to 9pm and Friday 4 October from 9am to 5pm.
Made from solid timber, the model features removable inserts of the towns and mines providing insight to the region’s landscape and character.
The model has been created to act as a visual resource to support our activities in informing and educating the community about mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley.
For further information about the sessions, contact email@example.com.
Read a fact sheet or two, watch a short video, sign up to our newsletter, or pick up a pack of free seedsticks which grow into a scented paperbark, native to our region.
Our roving mobile display is a mini ‘info hub’ where you can learn all about the Commissioner’s role and mine rehabilitation planning for Hazelwood, Yallourn and Loy Yang coal mines.
Our display was at the Traralgon (pictured) and Morwell libraries in May and June, in Moe in July, and at the Churchill Neighbourhood Centre in August.
If you’ve seen the display, we value your feedback and would appreciate if you could complete this quick survey.
Community forum: Regulating rehabilitation
Join Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner Prof. Rae Mackay and guest speakers from Earth Resources Regulation, WorkSafe and Environment Protection Authority for a discussion on the role of regulators in the rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley coal mines. Speakers will explore the individual roles of the three regulatory bodies and how they work together to manage potential risks to site workers and the general public throughout the rehabilitation period. A question and answer session will follow the speakers, allowing the community to ask any questions they have about Latrobe Valley coal mine rehabilitation.
When: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (doors open 5pm)
Where: Morwell Bowling Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd, Morwell
My Valley My Home Festival
We attended the My Valley My Home festival in March 2019, with our stall featuring the latest information on mine rehabilitation.
For more information on the festival, visit facebook.com/wearelatrobe.
Overseeing our future: Rehabilitation Planning for the Valley and Experiences from Germany (12 December 2018)
On 12 December 2018, Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner Emeritus Professor Rae Mackay and Technical Specialist Rhonda Hastie delivered presentations on the recently published Latrobe Valley Rehabilitation Monitoring Framework 2018-20 and rehabilitation lessons from Germany.
For copies of the presentations and a report on the event, visit https://www.lvmrc.vic.gov.au/events/rehabilitation-planning-dec-18/.
The Science of Mine Rehabilitation – National Science Week 2018
Presented by the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner and Gippsland Tech School for National Science Week 2018
From 13 – 16 August 2018, Professor Rae Mackay, Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, was joined by some special guests to present a series of interactive demonstrations and seminars exploring the science and technology behind the rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley mines. For an overview of the events, and copies of presentations, visit www.lvmrc.vic.gov.au/scienceweek
Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Planning – one year on (28 June 2018)
The end of June 2018 marks one year since the appointment of the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner. This event saw the Commissioner, Professor Rae Mackay, and other guests provide an update on the status of Latrobe Valley mine rehabilitation planning, the Commissioner’s work and the current stage of development of the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy. Presentations were followed by a community Q&A.
For details on presentations, and a report on the event, visit www.lvmrc.vic.gov.au/one-year-on