Successes | 4th Aug, 2021

Shaping a positive future beyond coal in the Latrobe Valley

In August 2921 we worked with  Communities Leading Change and Climate for Change, to help organise inspiring local forums and produce Transitions: Stories of Gippsland Communities Leading Change – an incredible collection of stories showing how locals are carving out a new path for their region.

Our ongoing work monitoring the rehabilitation plans for the Latrobe Valley coal mines also paid off. Working with Friends of Latrobe Water (FLOW) we revealed major concerns with the plan to fill the pits with water, including water availability, ecological impacts and groundwater pollution.

As a result the Victorian government ruled out using water from the Latrobe river system and the mine operators and regulators will be required to look at less destructive ways to supply the water.