Objectives of the land use study

  • The objectives of the land use study are to identify ways the final safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitated sites can support productive and high-quality land uses
  • A social history study is also being undertaken to inform the land use study.

About the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy

The Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS) is being led by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The land use study is an input to the LVRRS, the government’s response to the findings of the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry (HMFI).

The HMFI found that there were significant uncertainties around the closure and rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley’s three brown coal mines.

The Board of Inquiry found that, with the current knowledge available, some form of pit lake was the most viable rehabilitation option for the mine voids, but that there remain many unresolved answers concerning the possibility of a pit lake scenario.

Project Updates

  • The Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) has worked with key stakeholders through 2018 and 2019 to develop a ‘preliminary vision’ for future land use outcomes for rehabilitated mine areas in the Latrobe Valley. This page will be updated soon outlining next steps for the ‘preliminary vision’.  
  • Working with community representatives, DELWP commenced a Social History study of the Latrobe Valley in 2018.  The Social History will report on the impact of industrial, environmental and social forces upon the Valley’s communities and how the community has shaped the Valley into what it is today.

More information

If you need further information about the LVRRS please visit the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS) website.

Page last updated: 01/07/19