From 1 October 2022, all Victorian resorts united and have become Alpine Resorts Victoria (ARV).
Alpine Resorts Victoria is the result of Government reforms to make Alpine Boards more efficient. Created by merging Victoria’s four alpine resort management boards, Alpine Resorts Victoria will govern Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw resorts.
The alpine sector is an important contributor to regional economies. In winter alone, these resorts collectively contribute nearly $1.1 billion to the Victorian economy, attracting one million visitors and sustaining nearly ten thousand jobs.
Existing leases with Alpine Resort Management Boards will be transferred to the new Alpine Resorts Victoria with no changes to their terms and conditions. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will take on the strategic policy functions of the former Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council.
This change follows consultation with a range of stakeholders, including industry, local government and the resort management boards. There is broad support for creating a single entity to ensure the long-term sustainability of the alpine industry and tourism while ensuring the resorts are operating financially sustainably.
A stakeholder reference group will also be established to ensure key interests including industry representatives, Traditional Owners and local government have input in the transition to the new body.
Importantly, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians will also be represented on the new Alpine Resorts Victoria board to ensure management decisions consider their significant local knowledge and enduring connection to the Country.
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