The Hazelwood Health Study has been established in response to the concerns of the local community about the impacts of the mine fire.

A Project Steering Committee made up of the leaders of each of the Research Stream areas provides overall strategic advice for the study. A smaller Project Management Group is responsible for monitoring the progress of the study and reports to the Project Steering Committee.

Three advisory groups have been established to provide input into the study operations: the Community Advisory Committee involves local community members and representatives from key health and service organisations; the Clinical Reference Group involves key local clinicians; and the Scientific Reference Group involves scientific experts in the fields contributing to the study.

The governance structure is outlined in the diagram below:

Governance Chart