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CRC TiME Annual Forum 2023

Join us in the Latrobe Valley in November

Annual Forum 2023

Bridging diverse interests

21 – 23 November, Latrobe Valley, Victoria




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Speaker line-up

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister for the State Electricity Commission (Victoria)

Jen Brereton, CEO, Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority

Peter Dowling, CEO, Central Highlands Development Commission

Anne Baker, Mayor, Isaac Regional Council

Arran McGhie, COO, Genex

James Purtill, Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

Linda Bibby, Director of Policy and Legislation, Resources Victoria

Shane Brandenburg, Manager (Economy and Prosperity), Isaac Regional Council

Associate Professor Jessica Reeves, Federation University

Associate Professor Mansour Edraki, and Professor Neil McIntyre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland

Dr Lavinia Poruschi, Research Economist, CSIRO

Rhonda Hastie, Yallourn Rehabilitation Leader; Lisa Gooding, Yallourn Transition Leader, Energy Australia

Antonia Scrase, Technical Director, Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority

Dr Jenny Pope, Professor of Sustainability in Mining, Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University

Professor Thomas Baumgartl, Director Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG), Federation University

Dr Vaughan Reimers, Business Development Officer, Latrobe City Council

Jen Smith, General Manager, Gippsland Agricultural Group


Key themes to be discussed

  • Balancing competing interests
  • Multiple values of water
  • Education and new research
  • Delivering cultural value
  • Planning mine closure and transition for a positive future
  • Workshop on Regional Cumulative Effects
  • Lessons and way forward


Focus on AMD

The International Network of Acid Prevention (INAP) will be holding a special Symposium at Federation University, parallel to the CRC TiME Annual Forum, on Thursday 23 November.

Forum attendees are very welcome to join the Symposium proceedings after morning tea, including a Rum Jungle update and presentations on the CRC TiME AMD project and pit lake project.



We’re grateful to the Latrobe City Council, the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority and the International Network for Acid Prevention for their generous support.

Latrobe City Council, Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority and INAP logos


Thank you to our collaborators, including the Federation University; the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action; the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority; Latrobe City Council; Energy Australia; AGL; Alcoa; and ENGIE.

We acknowledge the Gunaikurnai, the Traditional Custodians of Country, and recognise their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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