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Victorian Government to reform management of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts

Victorian Government to reform management of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts
January 23, 2017

Having been plagued by frequent accusations of poor management, the Victorian Government has began a process to reform the management of its alpine resorts.

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

A press release claims that “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.

In 2011, Melbourne newspaper The Age reported that Leona Turra, Chief Executive of Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort, was being investigated over allegations of serious impropriety and financial mismanagement.

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 Victorian Government will discuss the proposed reforms with traditional owner partners and engage with stakeholders until mid-February 2017.

Minister D’Ambrosio stated “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.”

To access the report, visit www.engage.vic.gov.au/alpine-resort-futures 

Image: Mt Hotham. 

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