Vic appoints Latrobe Valley commissioner

Christine McGinn
AAP

The first Latrobe Valley Mine Commissioner will be appointed to develop a rehabilitation strategy for the region after parliament passed the bill on Thursday.

The Morwell-based commissioner will work with the community and stakeholders to develop a rehabilitation strategy for the Latrobe Valley after the Hazelwood mine fire and assist with individual planning for each of the coal mines.

The position delivers on a key recommendation from the reopened 2015-16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.