Community Update Main drain land movement

15 Feb 2011

The purpose of this community update is to provide further information in relation to our operational response to the recent land movement in a non-operational area of Hazelwood mine.

A regular and comprehensive land monitoring program is being undertaken on the northern boundary of Hazelwood mine.

This program is intended to monitor for potential further land movement after movement was detected in the area of the Morwell Main Drain following heavy rainfall last week. This drain runs just inside the mine's northern boundary adjacent to the south side of Morwell Township.

After this land movement, small cracks appeared in the vicinity including the westbound lanes of the adjacent Princes Freeway. The freeway runs between the township and the mine and was built in the mid 1980s, well after coal mining activity had finished in this part of the mine.

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Community Update Main drain land movement

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Victoria Police


Department of Primary Industry