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Hazelwood coal mine fire

The Victorian Government is providing information about the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, establishment of a long term health study and initiatives to improve the long term health and wellbeing of the Latrobe Valley community.

Latest updates

Re-opening of Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry

On 26 May 2015, the Victorian Government announced the re-opening of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to address the community’s health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe Valley’s coal mines.

The Department of Health & Human Services is working with the Inquiry board as they undertake their independent investigation over the next six months.

Read further information in the media release.

Read more about the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.

Hazelwood open cut mine fire health study announcement

The Victorian Government has appointed Monash University to conduct a long term health study into the potential health impacts of exposure to emissions from the Hazelwood open cut coal mine fire.

Read more about the Hazelwood health study.

Improving health and wellbeing for the community

To support long term recovery in the region, the Victorian Government has committed $30 million to implement all recommendations of the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire Board of Inquiry and support the health and wellbeing of the Latrobe Valley.

Ongoing updates will be added to the department’s website on the strategy to improve the long term health and wellbeing of the Latrobe Valley community.

Read more about improving community health.

 

Contacts

  • EPA Victoria 1300372 842 (24 hrs)
  • Asthma Foundation 1800 278 462
  • Latrobe City Council 4800 017 777