The Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport commissioned the Centre to examine opportunities for investment and job growth in the Latrobe Valley.
The project aims to analyse the current economic and labour situation, as well as to consider the future economic and labour possibilities for the Latrobe Valley region. It identifies the opportunities and barriers to economic revitalisation, and proposes the key considerations and priorities for the future of the region and Gippsland as a whole.
Briefing Report One – Assessing current knowledge
Utilising existing data from key reports and research, this briefing report provides a contextual overview for this study
Briefing Report Two – Brown coal and power generation
This briefing considers the impacts of Latrobe Valley power generator closures on the workforce and the challenges that workers associated with the power industry confront. It discusses the different skills sets, qualifications and types of employment found in the industry and the types of interventions that are needed to assist potentially displaced workers
Briefing Report 3 – Four sectors_Key features and prospects
The Latrobe Valley region economy is significantly resource-based. This briefing thus examines four selected sectors: food and agriculture (agribusiness); coal and electricity; forestry and paper; and oil and gas.
Briefing Report 4 – Scenario Methods
This briefing explains and outlines the rationale behind scenario methodology, its aims and outcomes, how the workshops will run for this project, and how these scenario workshops differ from other kinds of scenario analysis used previously in regard to studies of the Latrobe Valley.
Peter Fairbrother, Darryn Snell, George Cairns, Larissa Bamberry, Meagan Tyler, Madeleine Pape, Claude Rioux, Sam Carroll-Bell and Silvia Suraci