Community briefing: Hazelwood mine rehab

Learn how you can help shape Victoria’s biggest rehabilitation project

The mine that fuelled Hazelwood power station is bigger than Melbourne’s CBD and cleaning it up will be the largest rehabilitation project our state has seen.

It will also set a precedent for rehabilitating the remaining mines in the Valley. With the rehabilitation plans undergoing an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process later this year it’s our chance to get rehabilitation right.

Join our clean air lawyer Chloe Badcock, campaigners from Environment Victoria and Friends of Latrobe Water for an online briefing to hear how the EES will work, our major concerns for the project and what you can do to help. Fill out the form below to RSVP.

DATE: Tuesday 14 June

TIME: 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHAT: Hear how the EES will work, our major concerns for the project and what you can do to help

WHO: Hosted by Friends of Latrobe Water (FLoW) and Environment Victoria, with EJA clean air lawyer Chloe Badcock

WHERE: Online, via Zoom. RSVP to receive a link.

What is the Hazelwood mine rehabilitation all about?

Decades of brown coal mining to power our state have left the Latrobe Valley with a toxic mess and enormous mine pits. As Victoria retires old coal fired power stations and closes mines, the companies that profited off this damage must be accountable for cleaning it up.

Earlier this year, in a huge win for the local community, Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne announced that the Hazelwood mine rehabilitation project would have to undergo an Environment Effects Statement (EES).

But this is just the beginning. With Aboriginal heritage, our internationally recognised Gippsland Lakes and local ecosystems at stake, we must make sure this EES is done right, so that Engie properly cleans up Hazelwood mine and the Latrobe Valley community can move forward.

Together, we can push for a thorough, transparent and fair EES that will result in the best outcome for our community and environment.

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