Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley in Gippsland has been described as the Ruhr of Australia. Open cut mines covering hundreds of acres scar the valley. Extensive urban areas, Morwell, Traralgon, Moe-Newborough-Yallourn North, and Churchill fringe the industrial developments. Power stations, with their ever present exhaust plumes dominate the landscape.

Coal reserves

Extensive deposits of brown coal underlie a basin lying between the Great Dividing Range in the north and the Strzelecki Ranges in the south.

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