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HAZELWOOD MINE FIRE INQUIRY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT REPORT WILL NOW BE DELIVERED 29 JANUARY 2016

The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry’s Report into identifying measures to improve the health of the Latrobe Valley community (Term of Reference 7) will now be delivered to the Governor of Victoria on 29 January 2016.

To help inform its work into this term of reference the Inquiry conducted a series of forums, inviting people from State and local government, the community, the health sector, community groups and experts to come and share their thoughts and ideas with the Board.

The Board wished to ensure that all the information presented at the forums was reviewed and considered appropriately and with over seventy people confirming their attendance in the lead up to the forums.

The Board sought an extension to the original delivery date of 2 December to ensure it could meet its obligation effectively. This extension was approved as a variation to the terms of reference by the Governor in Council.

The Health Improvement forums ran for five days over 28-30 September and 13 and 19 October in Traralgon. Topics discussed included, Healthy Behaviours, Mental Health and Community Engagement and Communication.

The Board of the Inquiry would like to thank all those people who participated in the Health Improvement Forums and all those community members who came along to watch the proceedings.

The Board will deliver its report regarding health improvement measures for the Latrobe Valley to the Governor of Victoria by 29 January 2016.

The Board’s reports about whether the Hazelwood Mine Fire contributed to an increase in deaths in the Latrobe Valley will be delivered on 2 December 2015, as scheduled.

For more information about the Inquiry visit hazelwoodinquiry.vic.gov.au or call

1300 556 034.

Contact: Media and Communications Manager, 0429 835 083

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 November 2015