October 12, 2001, Newsletter Issue #51: la la Latrobe Valley

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Supplying about 85 per cent of Victoria´s power, the Latrobe Valley has long been regarded as the state´s "engine room" and contains three major cities - Morwell, Moe and Traralgon.

Begining at the town of Yarragon, the Princes Highway plots the extent of the Latrobe Valley to its end just east of Traralgon. "The Valley", as it´s called by its residents, is home to the State Electricity Commission´s giant open cut coal mine and its extensive power generation plants. Regular free tours are conducted of the Morwell Open Cut and Hazlewood Power Station.

This area is sports mad as two top class racecourses (Moe and Traralgon) and four I8-hole golf courses help testify.
The Latrobe Valley boasts about 40 a la carte restaurants, more than 30 hotels/motels, extensive convention facilities and a good range of caravan and camping grounds.

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