Gippsland Procurement Power Initiative (GiPPI).
Our goal is to build a sustainable and prosperous future for our region through collaborative, region-led social procurement in the renewable energy sector. Transformational social and economic benefits should reach every corner of Gippsland. The Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) partnered with GROW Gippsland to release the GiPPI report and procurement diagram, which offer valuable insights into the benefits of social procurement. The aim of GiPPI, is to create a thriving, interconnected social procurement ecosystem in Gippsland. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we harness the limitless potential of renewable energy to build the tomorrow we all aspire to see. Let's work together to create a brighter future for Gippsland.
Worker Transition Service
The Worker Transition Service connects workers and their families to the right services – to give them the skills, training, information and personal support they need to take up new employment opportunities, start their own business, move into retirement or adjust to a significant change in life circumstances.
The Service has supported over 1,400 people impacted by the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station in 2017 and is now focussed on planning for the closure of the Yallourn Power Station in 2028.
Yallourn Power Station
In March 2021 Energy Australia announced its intention to close the Yallourn Power Station and Mine in 2028.
The Victorian Government’s focus will be on helping workers retrain, reskill and find new opportunities. This will be undertaken through the design of worker and supply chain transition programs and ongoing support services – delivered in consultation with workers, unions and the local community. This will be supported by a dedicated Yallourn Workers Transition and Support service established within the Latrobe Valley Authority.
EnergyAustralia’s has committed to the investment of $10 million for a support package to assist its workforce with the transition.
EnergyAustralia will also build a 350 megawatt four-hour duration battery by 2026 to ensure an orderly energy transmission transition that keeps the lights on and delivers certainty to new clean energy generation projects connecting to the network.
Phone: 1800 136 762