The Latrobe Valley Power Trail Flight takes you over the Yallourn, Hazelwood, Loy Yang Power Stations and Open Cut Mines.
On this 30min flight you to visit them all, this is certainly something you should not miss on your visit to Gippsland.
You may also be interested in a road tour of these power stations. Power industry bus tours of the Latrobe Valley are available through tour operator Mountain-Top Experience .
Coal was first discovered in Latrobe Valley in 1873 and is one of the largest coal deposits in the world. Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s brown coal reserves are located in Latrobe City and the power stations currently produce approximately 87 percent of Victoria’s electricity.
Industry information relating to the power stations in Latrobe Valley, Victorian brown coal and carbon capture and storage can be found here on GDF Sues fact sheets.
During this flight we will also visit the Gippsland Water Factory and Maryvale Paper Mill;
Maryvale Paper Mill
Australian Paper’s operations are vertically integrated in the manufacture of pulp, paper, envelopes and stationery. We are Australia’s leading manufacturer of printing and writing products and Australia’s only manufacturer of recycled content bag papers. We are also a major supplier of Kraft liner board used in the production of corrugating boxes and produce around two billion envelopes annually making us the largest envelope manufacturer in Australia.
In 2013, we produced 619,000 tonnes of paper products, 450,000 tonnes of pulp, and sold almost 690,000 tonnes of our products to local and overseas markets. Our products are exported to over 75 countries in Asia, USA, Europe, Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America and Africa.
About the Gippsland Water Factory
The Gippsland Water Factory is a new wastewater system incorporating recycling. Servicing a population of 48,000, it treats 35 million litres of wastewater daily and produces 8 million litres of recycled water daily to be sold to industry. Saving 3 billion litres of fresh water each year and generating 20% of the electricity it uses, this is essential infrastructure supporting regional growth in Gippsland. It also encompasses a water educational centre, The Vortex Centre, providing a focus on water conservation and sustainable water management.