The mine that fuelled Hazelwood power station is bigger than Melbourne CBD and cleaning it up will be the largest rehabilitation project our state has seen. It will also set a precedent for 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 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
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. You’ll hear from Hayley Sestokas (FLoW), Bronya Lipski (Environment Victoria) and Chloe Badcock (Environmental Justice Australia).
WHERE: Online, via Zoom. RSVP to receive a link.
Decades of brown coal mining to power our state have left the Latrobe Valley with a toxic mess and enormous mine pits. As Victoria transitions away from coal, 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 Hazelwood mine is cleaned up properly 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.
Share this event with your friends and family and help us build support for a fair and thorough rehabilitation.