Community workshops for the regional land use study

There are a number of opportunities for community members to get involved and provide details of their local knowledge and aspirations for the potential land uses of the mine voids and their surrounding areas. This will assist the government to create a shared land use vision with the community of possible future land uses for these areas.

The state government will be holding a series of workshops with key technical stakeholders throughout May and June 2018, but before and afterwards it will hold a community workshop. The findings of these sessions will be regularly published on this website throughout this period.

Please register your interest in attending one or both workshops of the following workshops by emailing before 22 May 2018:

What is your land use vision?

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Morwell Bowls Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd, Morwell

Register here

Community testing and refining of preliminary vision

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Morwell Bowls Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd, Morwell

Register here

Drop-in sessions

Should you not be able to attend either workshop, a representative of the state government’s planning group and a representative of the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner's office will be available to answer your questions and provide more information on these workshops and future land uses on three separate occasions during:

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
10 am – 1 pm
Location: Mid Valley Shopping Centre, Princes Dr, Morwell
Date: Saturday 2 June 2018
10 am – 12 pm
Location: Outside Moe Library, 29 George St
Date: Saturday 2 June 2018
1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Stockland Shopping Centre, Franklin St, Traralgon

Get involved

We encourage you to also get involved by using the mapping tool below to add a marker on places of importance to you as well as ideas and suggestions of the future land uses in the Latrobe Valley.

Committee members required for Latrobe Valley social history study

To help the state government develop its land use study, it is vital to start with a sound understanding of the Latrobe Valley’s social history and heritage. Historical knowledge is an important step in the strategy development process as it enables an appreciation of the connections that exist between the Valley and its communities.

The state government is seeking individuals to join a committee to review the draft outputs of a study into aspects of the Valley’s social history and industrial heritage and how they can be celebrated. Experienced heritage and history consultants, Context, will manage the first phase of research, community consultation and development of the social history report.

We would like to invite members of the Latrobe Valley community who are keen to be involved and:

  • Have a genuine passion for the Latrobe Valley, its people and its future
  • Have a link to the Latrobe Valley, for example having lived or worked in the area
  • Have some degree of knowledge of different aspects of the Latrobe Valley’s social history and industrial heritage
  • Be able to meet on three occasions spread from mid-2018 and possibly into early 2019. The first meeting will be held in the week ending 10 August 2018.

Your involvement will help us define and document the events, places and people which have contributed to the making the Latrobe Valley what it is today.

We will use the study to inform strategic plans and policies of the project area, including the parallel project to develop a preliminary land use vision for the mines.

If you would like to be involved, please confirm your interest via email to by 9 May 2018.