Latrobe Valley Rehabilitation Monitoring Framework 2018-20

The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic) requires the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner to prepare a monitoring and evaluation framework for rehabilitation planning activities.  The Latrobe Valley Rehabilitation Monitoring Framework 2018-20 has been prepared based on the first year’s activities of the Commissioner, and has been prepared in consultation with the relevant organisations concerned with the Latrobe Valley’s brown coal mines rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation planning for the brown coal mines encompasses a broad range of actions that are subject to oversight. These actions include the work of the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy project, the individual planning by the operators of the three Latrobe Valley brown coal mines, the collective research program of the three mine operators under the auspices of the Integrated Mines Research Group and the deliberations of public-sector bodies including the regulators (Earth Resources Regulation and the Environment Protection Authority) and the planning and development departments (DELWP and DEDJTR) that have a stake in the outcomes of rehabilitation of the mines.  This rehabilitation monitoring and evaluation framework has been constructed around each of the activities of these four key groups.

The major components of the framework are presented in four tables, one for each key group. While the framework identifies activities that will take place in future years, it has been designed specifically to be most relevant for the period up to the completion and publication of the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy.  The application of the framework will be reviewed at the end of this period.

Click here to download the Framework.