FALLS Creek will now officially boast water views with plans to extend the resort to the foreshore of Rocky Valley Dam now before Victorian parliament.
Minister for Environment and Climate Ryan Smith has introduced into parliament a bill to adjust the boundaries of the Alpine National Park and Falls Creek Alpine Resort aimed at enhancing further investment and visitor experiences, while maintaining the overall area the national park.
Mr Smith said the proposed amendments were part of the Victorian Coalition Government‟s plan to enable environmentally appropriate investment on public land, including national parks, forests and alpine resorts.
“Victoria‟s alpine areas are beautiful and unique places providing some of the best outdoor recreation and eco-tourism opportunities in the state,” Mr Smith said.
“Alpine resorts such as Falls Creek play an important role in providing access to alpine experiences for Victorians and visitors to our state, while also generating jobs and income to local communities.”
The Bill includes a change of land status on the northern foreshore of Rocky Valleydam, with a parcel of 9.6 hectares currently in the Alpine National Park to become part of the alpine resort.