We have listened to feedback and developed a draft Preliminary Land Use Vision to transform the Latrobe Valley.
As the Latrobe Valley undergoes significant change over time through the closure and rehabilitation of the three major open-cut coal mines and associated power stations, you can now shape the future by providing feedback on the Vision.
We want to hear your thoughts on transforming the Latrobe Valley into a sustainable, productive, prosperous and liveable regional city, in concert with a green and attractive rural hinterland.
The Vision identifies opportunities in tourism, agriculture, food, energy production, services and education.
It will provide a set of guiding directions for future land use and development, based on achieving positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.
The Vision will inform the final Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS) which is to be released by June 2020. The LVRRS is a government commitment seeking to set a safe, stable and sustainable landform for the Latrobe Valley coal mine voids and surrounding areas.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has undertaken a Regional Water Study as part of the LVRRS. A copy of the key findings is available on the DELWP website. The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has undertaken a Regional Geotechnical Study as part of the LVRRS. A copy of the key findings is available at the DJPR website. Read the Media Release about Setting a Vision for the Latrobe Valley Mine Areas here.
Have your say
The State Government invites the community to read the draft Vision and provide feedback through making a submission by filling in the survey below. Following feedback from the public, the Vision will be tested against technical considerations from regional geotechnical and regional water study findings. It will then inform the final LVRRS which is to be released by June 2020.
Submissions close on Monday 4 November 2019 at 11.59pm.
For more information on the Latrobe Valley Regional Land Use Study project, please visit: Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy: Regional Land Use Study | DELWP.