News | 12th Oct, 2016

Life After Coal

Pathways to a just and sustainable transition for the Latrobe Valley

Hazelwood power station is scheduled to close in March 2017. We have a narrow window of opportunity to ensure that the Latrobe Valley prospers during the transition to a cleaner economy, rather than suffers as it did during previous economic changes.

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Tangible action and funding to develop an alternative economic future is required now, and ‘Life After Coal’ explores what a well-managed transition for the Latrobe Valley could look like.

Communities such as the Latrobe Valley are at the ‘pointy end’ of change, and risk being left behind by externally imposed decisions. The Victorian and wider Australian community has a responsibility to ensure the Latrobe Valley is not left once again to face those challenges alone.

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