Upcoming events

Community group meetings

The Commissioner is keen to keep 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

Next meetings:

  • 21 August – Morwell Historical Society
  • 22 August – Boolarra Community Development Group
  • 26 August – Churchill Neighbourhood Centre
  • 8 October – Latrobe City Youth Council
  • 8 November – ArcYinnar

Previous meetings this year:

  • 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)

Past Events

Library display

Visit our mobile display coming to a library near you!KellieO at library display 245x300 - Events

Read a fact sheet or two, watch a short video, sign up to our newsletter, or pick up some free seedsticks which grow into a scented paperbark, native to our region. The 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 roving display was at the Traralgon (pictured) and Morwell libraries in May and June, and in Moe in July.

If you’ve seen the display, we value your feedback and would appreciate if you could complete this quick survey.


Community forum: Regulating rehabilitation

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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.

For more information, visit the event page or Facebook.

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

15 March 2019, 3pm – 7pm

Kernot Hall, Morwell

We attended the My Valley My Home festival with our stall featuring the latest information on mine rehabilitation. For more information on the festival, visit


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

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

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