Hazelwood Mine fire inquiry - Victorian Government response and actions

Details of the Victorian Government's response to the official Hazelwood Mine Inquiry 2014-16.

A fire burned in the Hazelwood coal mine for 45 days in February and March 2014. It was the largest and longest-burning mine fire to occur in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

This fire had significant impacts on the Latrobe Valley community.

Khe dễ thươngIn 2014 the Victorian Government held the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry from February to September 2014.

The inquiry was reopened in May 2015 with new areas of investigation.

Khe dễ thươngThese inquiries triggered many reforms across state and local government, community and industry.

The Government has committed to implementing, in full, all recommendations and affirmations of the 2014 and 2015/16 Inquiry Reports. It has committed over $80 million to do so and improve the lives of the Latrobe Valley community.

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry: Victorian Government Implementation Plan

Khe dễ thươngThis plan was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 21 June 2016. It is the Government's response to the Inquiry Reports.

It sets out 246 actions to implement, by 2020, all recommendations and affirmations from the 2014 and 2015/16 Inquiry Reports.

Actions completed


Khe dễ thươngBetween October 2014 and January 2016, monitoring was undertaken jointly by the IGEM and the former Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Implementation Monitor.

Download implementation plan and reports


Departments and agencies across government are working together with the community to progress the implementation plan.

Implementation Plan or the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry


Latrobe Valley Health Zone


Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy


Air quality monitoring in the Latrobe Valley


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