Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Update: Stage 3 Restrictions Stay at Home Directive. Full Resort Closure.  Update issued at 10.30am on Wednesday 1st April 2020

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State of Emergency – coronavirus (COVID-19)

at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

With the introduction of Stage 3 and Stay at Home Direction restrictions under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, S 200, has been issued effective until 13th April 2020.

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board has endorsed a decision to, effective immediately, temporarily close Lake Mountain to the public, for the period aligned with the restrictions, currently until 13th April 2020, subject to review and extension according to advice available at that time from the Government and the Chief Health Officer.

Lake Mountain had 270 cars visit last weekend, highlighting the challenges in enforcing the social distancing and non-essential travel obligations of all Australians.

Effective immediately therefore, the resort is closed to the public, and staff will lock the gate for the foreseeable future. We will still have staff working on both of the resorts undertaking maintenance, safety and other essential activities.

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board has the power to effect a temporary closure of a resort under the ALPINE RESORTS (MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS 2009 – REGULATION 7.

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Emergency Management Planning

at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board has a responsibility to plan, respond and assist with recovery in the event of an emergency affecting its community. A Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee has been established and produced a Municipal Emergency Management Plan in conjunction with the Victoria State Emergency Service and pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 1986 and Emergency Management Act 2013.

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan for Southern Alpine Resort Management Board has been developed for Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resorts to meet the legislative requirements.

The aim of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan is to detail the agreed arrangements for the planning, prevention, response and recovery from emergencies that could occur in the Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resorts. This includes:

  • Ensure that emergency management is organised within a structure that facilitates planning, preparedness, operational coordination and community participation;
  • Implement measures to prevent or reduce the causes or effects of emergencies;
  • Manage arrangements for the utilisation and implementation of resources in response to emergencies;
  • Manage support that may be provided from adjoining municipalities and other agencies;
  • Assist the affected community to recover following an emergency; and
  • Complement other local, regional and state planning arrangements.

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