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Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council
The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC) is a government agency that focuses on the strategic direction and sustainable growth for Victoria's five alpine resorts: Mt Baw Baw, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buller/Mt Stirling and Lake Mountain.
Three key areas of priority for the ARCC include:
Strategic positioning and advocacy
Co-operation and partnerships
Research and statistics
Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy Review
Leasing at Victorian Alpine Resorts is undertaken in accordance with the Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy, which was released by the Victorian Government in 2002. It is considered timely to review the leasing policy and associated implementation details to ensure that leasing policy, decisions and documentation support applicable alpine sector policy, are efficient and effective in operation and consistent with contemporary practices.
Who is doing the review
The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC), has been requested by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to lead the review. A Project Steering Group comprising ARCC and DELWP staff, has been formed to set the parameters of the project and the working group, assess the advice of the working group and draft policy advice for consideration by DELWP. A Project Working Group has been formed to undertake stakeholder engagement and provide advice. The Working Group comprises representatives from DELWP, ARCC, Alpine Resort Management Boards (ARMBs), the Alpine Resorts Industry Advisory Group (ARIAG) and the Victorian Snowsports Association (VSA).
Victorian alpine resort leaseholders are invited to complete a 10-20 minute survey to have a say on leasing issues. The survey will close at midnight on Tuesday, 5 November 2019.
To assist the Working Group’s deliberations, a facilitated stakeholder workshop will be held on Friday 15 November 2019 from 1-5pm at Level 1, Room 1, 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and details.
The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council together with Alpine Resort Management Boards, are committed to actively and genuinely engaging with stakeholders on decisions that affect them. We worked with community engagement and public relations specialist, Currie Communications, on an action plan to help us deliver improved and consistent engagement across the Victorian alpine sector. The action plan outlines the collaborative process we undertook to agree on a sector-wide policy and vision for engagement, along with 12 key actions we have committed to implement over the next 12 months.
Development of a new Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan
The ARCC is developing a new alpine resorts strategic plan entitled, "Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan (2019) - responding to a changing climate". The Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan sets the future strategic direction for Victoria’s Alpine Resorts and the ARCC has committed to offering all stakeholders an opportunity to have their say.
Our stakeholder engagement activities are now complete and the results are available from our Engage Victoria site. We would like to thank everyone that participated in our stakeholder workshops or made an online submission.
The ARCC will be using the outcomes of our stakeholder engagement to inform the development of the strategic plan which will take place over the coming months. The ARCC will continue to provide updates as the development of the strategic plan progresses.
The Report shows that there continues to be seasonal variation, however visitation growth over the summer period is continuing to trend upwards, on average by 3.1 per cent per annum since occupancy surveys commenced in 2008/09.