Reforming Victoria’s Alpine Resorts

22 January 2017

Victorians are encouraged to have their say on the future governance of Victoria’s alpine resorts.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Alpine Resorts Governance Reform project, part of the broader Alpine Resorts Futures Project.

The reforms will assist the alpine sector to grow tourism and recreational opportunities, which will provide an important shot in the arm for regional economies.

In winter 2016, the alpine sector contributed $790 million in gross state product and provided approximately 7,892 jobs.

The six Victorian resorts that are covered by the Alpine Resorts Governance Reform are Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Baw Baw, Mt Stirling and Lake Mountain.

There are two models proposed in the discussion paper, both with the aim of streamlining Alpine resort governance.

The proposed reform will replace a complex governance system and ensure resorts remain viable into the future.

The Alpine Resorts Futures Project has three sub categories which address separate areas:

  • Alpine Resorts Governance Reform Project
  • Alpine Resorts Climate Adaptation Project
  • Southern Alpine Resort Reform Project

The Labor Government will discuss the proposed reforms with Traditional Owner partners and engage with stakeholders until mid-February 2017.

To access the report, visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Victoria’s alpine resorts are important for tourism and important for jobs – we want to see them continue to flourish.”

“The current governance structure of Victoria’s alpine resorts is complex, the Alpine Resorts Futures Project will help provide a simpler framework for their sustainable management.”

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