A brief background of the Latrobe Valley, Morwell and the Hazelwood mine is outlined below to provide the reader with a broader context for the event that is the subject of this Inquiry.
The town of Morwell and its history are closely linked to coal mining. This is obvious today by the physical proximity of the town to the Hazelwood mine and power station. It is important to recognise that although coal mining has played a large role in the history of the Valley, it does not define the town or the people of Morwell. Rather, the development and expansion of coal mining in the area over time has had a direct impact on the people of Morwell due to the town overlaying a significant coal deposit. In the context of the Hazelwood mine and power station being built to the south of Morwell, the town has expanded to the east and to the north. Despite such expansion away from the mine, the southern perimeter of Morwell is still remarkably close to the mine site.
RMIT University, Activator Event Space
Building 98, Level 2, 102-104 Victoria Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
Time & Date
April 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The cost of this event is: $55
This event has been organised by: