The Victorian alpine resorts are Crown land reserves managed by Alpine Resorts Victoria.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning is responsible for providing alpine policy advice to the Minister and providing policy and a strategic framework for the operation of Alpine Resorts Victoria.
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COVIDSafe arrangements in alpine resorts
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning works with alpine public land managers and state government agencies to ensure COVIDSafe operations are in place.
These alpine public land managers are:
- Alpine Resorts Victoria (Falls Creek, Lake Mountain, Mount Baw Baw, Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, Mount Stirling)
- Alpine Shire Council (Dinner Plain) and
- Parks Victoria (Mt Buffalo, Mt Donna Buang and Mt St Gwinear).
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Alpine Resorts Victoria: a new era
The Victorian Government is reforming the way in which alpine resorts are managed.
Recent amendments to the Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997 were passed by the Victorian Parliament in March 2022 and commenced on 1 October 2022. Those amendments included the abolition of Victoria’s four alpine resort management boards (ARMBs), and the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council (ARCC) and the establishment a single entity, Alpine Resorts Victoria, to manage the Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw alpine resorts.
The decision to pursue the reforms followed consultation with representatives of the ARMBs and the ARCC, local government, Traditional Owners and key industry stakeholders, which demonstrated broad support for reforms to ensure future sustainability for the sector.
Alpine Resorts Victoria will also support alpine resorts and associated communities as they recover from the effects of the 2019-20 bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Victorian alpine sector is a significant contributor to regional economies. In winter, these resorts collectively contribute nearly $1.1 billion to the Victorian economy, attracting one million visitors and sustaining nearly ten thousand jobs.
Victoria's alpine resorts are unique places visitors come to relax and enjoy - experiencing a full range of snow activities in winter and bushwalking, mountain biking, cycling from spring through to autumn.
Victoria's alpine areas, including their regional communities, were severely impacted by the devastating bushfires in 2019/20 and the coronavirus's ongoing impacts (COVID-19) pandemic. The challenge of adapting to climate change will also face the alpine resorts in future years.
The Victorian Government is focused on supporting the alpine sector's economic resilience, enabling regional local communities to flourish and develop unique opportunities.
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Page last updated: 14/11/22