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The Berry Street Vision – All children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.
The Country Fire Authority website covers information on current warnings and incidents, fire permits, restrictions and bans.
Emergency Management Victoria supports a sector-wide approach to achieve joined up outcomes that are community-focused.
Since February 2014 EPA has monitored and reported on air quality air quality at a number of sites in the Latrobe Valley. EPA currently monitors air quality at five sites around the Latrobe Valley, and will continue monitoring the air at the Traralgon station as well as at expanded sites across the Latrobe Valley into 2016.
The Hazelwood Health Study is about identifying potential health outcomes for people who may have been impacted by the smoke from the mine fire.
The first, second, third and fourth volumes of the 2015/16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry report are now all publically available
The Hazelwood mine fire that began on 9 February 2014 was the largest and longest burning mine fire that has occurred in the Latrobe Valley to date. The fire sent smoke and ash over the town of Morwell and surrounding areas for much of that time. On 11 March 2014, a day after the fire was declared under control, Dr Denis Napthine MP, Premier of Victoria, announced an independent inquiry into the Hazelwood mine fire.
Information on council services, facilities and events in the Latrobe Valley
Everyone requires some help with their health from time-to-time. Latrobe Community Health Service offers a wide range of general health services.
Emergency Management Victoria Project plan-Building a safer and more resilient community in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley
The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry led to the manifestation of the Victorian Government Implementation Plan (2016) by Emergency Managment Victoria which was released to provide further direction toward supporting the community in emergency management planning. This upheld the priority to complete Recommendation 12, together with the employment of an Engagement Officer to use the Community Based Emergency Management (CBEM) approach, to guide the planning and engagement processes in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley.
Mind Australia is a leading provider of community managed mental health services in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. Mind offers a range of community and residential services that can support individuals and their families and carers in their recovery from mental ill-health. Mind works with individuals and their carers to build on personal strengths and support achievement of life goals.
Relationships Australia Victoria aim to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement helps tens of millions of people around the world each year and here at Australian Red Cross, we care for local communities in Australia and further afield.
Emergencies can strike at any time. They can damage and in some cases destroy homes and valuables. They often have negative effects on health, they upset routines, and in many cases they can lead to significant financial burden. The booklet provides some food for thought on how to be prepared.
In the Victorian Governments response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry recommendations, it has established the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Advisory Committee.The Committee comprises representation from a broad range of stakeholder groups with an interest in mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley.The Committee will play a key role in community engagement and act as a conduit to broader stakeholder engagement during the life of the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS).The Committee will also provide advice directly to the Minister for Resources regarding the development of the LVRRS.
Apropos to the significant amounts of ash found in the roof cavities of Morwell residents as a consequence of the exposing provision of the 2014 Morwell mine fire, environmental consultancy firm Senversa were commissioned by the Victorian Government to conduct a study into any potential adverse health impacts such ash could have on the occupants of dwellings therein exposed. The community report along with other appendices wherein used can be found in the link above.
The Morwell Community Recovery Committee has raised a number of concerns about the scope of the study which were articulated in an article published in the Latrobe Valley Express by our Chair Carolynne Boothman on the 29th of June, 2017.The results of Senversa’s study suggest that brown coal ash did settle in some Morwell roof cavities during the Hazelwood coal mine fire in 2014. However, they concluded the ash is not likely to make people sick over time and therefore found that the removal of ash or dust from roof cavities is unnecessary for health purposes.