The Regional Water Study, which is part of the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy, has considered the stability and fire risks associated with the coal mine voids, and whether these risks could be mitigated by supplying water to fill the voids. Development of the Strategy has been underpinned by key technical studies.
The following reports and documents have been prepared in relation to the LVRWS:
- Latrobe Valley Regional Water Study fact sheet (PDF, 437.5 KB) (or accessible version (DOCX, 22.7 KB)).
- Environmental Flow Recommendations Study (PDF, 9.5 MB) —this study was undertaken by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority to understand the minimum environmental flows requirements for the Latrobe system.
- Climate change projections (PDF, 983.9 KB) —the purpose of this study was to understand potential changes to water availability as a result of climate change and long-term climate variability.
- Water availability (PDF, 1.7 MB) (or accessible version (DOCX, 1.6 MB))—this report documents the assumptions, tools and methods used to estimate current water availability in the Latrobe System. It also projects water availability for a range of potential future climate and water use scenarios.
- Ecological Effects Assessment (PDF, 3.6 MB) (or accessible version (DOCX, 13.4 MB)) This study explores the potential effects of using water from the Latrobe river system for mine rehabilitation on the receiving environment, under a range of future rehabilitation and climate scenarios.
Several other studies were also undertaken by DELWP to inform the LVRRS including a Preliminary Land Use Vision, and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions undertook studies on land stability and fire.
Page last updated: 02/08/21