Development of the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2019 – responding to a changing climate
Shaping the Future of Victoria's Alpine Resorts
Victoria’s alpine resorts are special and unique places – visited by more than 1.2 million people per year and contributing over $945 million and 9,100 jobs to the Victorian economy in winter alone for 2017.
Victoria’s alpine resorts, like alpine regions all over the world, will be impacted by climate change. In 2016 the ARCC delivered The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Victorian Alpine Resorts study, which forecasts a decline in natural snow fall over the medium to long term, consistent with other peer reviewed climate modelling for Victoria's alpine areas.
In response to the forecast impacts of climate change the ARCC will, for the first time, incorporate climate change adaptation principles into the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan. The requirement for all Victorian Government decision making bodies to have regard to the impacts of climate change is enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2017.
The ARCC will be providing stakeholders with an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new strategic plan through a combination of on-line engagement and place-based workshops in the first quarter of 2019. This engagement follows on from the activities delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in 2016-2017 for the Alpine Resorts Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Project.
To support our engagement efforts the ARCC has partnered with MosaicLab and Scientell to develop a stakeholder engagement program that recognises the important role the community plays in keeping Victoria’s alpine resorts vibrant and sustainable. A copy of our engagement plan is available here.
We are inviting all stakeholders to have their say on the future direction of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts through our Engage Victoria site.
On the Engage Victoria site you will find our stakeholder survey alongside a range of background information and links to some of our previous studies.
- Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012
- Review of the 2012 Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan
- The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Victorian Alpine Resorts
- Alpine Resorts Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Project