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LCC Latrobe Valley Special Investigation (1986-1987)


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In August 1986, the Council was directed to investigate certain public land in the Latrobe Valley, including State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) surplus land and other uncommitted land.

Land examined in this special investigation principally fell within the South Gippsland area district 2, first investigated by the LCC in 1978 with final recommendations published in 1982.  Some of the land north of the Latrobe River fell within the Melbourne area, for which final recommendations were published in 1977. 

A descriptive report was published in January 1987.  The Council received 51 written submissions from the general public and interested bodies on the future use of public land in the area. The Council considered these submissions and published proposed recommendations in June 1987. A further 44 submissions were received on the proposals. The final recommendations were published in October 1987.

Some areas with natural or recreation values or needed for future brown coal development were recommended to be retained, while other areas were recommended for disposal. Later, when the SECV was to be dismantled, many of the recommendations to retain land for future coal development were revoked.

The descriptive report, proposed recommendations and final recommendations are available from this page.

Government decisions on the final recommendations can be found on this website here.

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