The Council is a statutory body established under the Victorian Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997. It reports to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP.
The functions of the ARCC include:
- To review and co-ordinate the implementation of the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan;
- To attract investment for the improvement of the alpine resorts;
- To plan for and facilitate the establishment, development, promotion, management and use of alpine resorts in accordance with the object of this Act;
- To undertake research into alpine resort issues;
- To liaise with and encourage the co-operation of all State and local government authorities, industries, communities and other persons involved in the development, promotion, management and use of alpine resorts;
- To make recommendations to the Minister on matters related to the provision and improvement of services and facilities in alpine resorts.
Council has adopted the Victorian Government’s vision for the Victorian Alpine Resorts:
“The Victorian alpine resorts achieve their potential as thriving and sustainable destinations for mountain activities and nature-based tourism”
The Council reports to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and is led by a Chairperson appointed by the Governor in Council. The Council operates by holding regular meetings and undertaking work through a committee structure. It is supported by a small secretariat managed by an Executive Officer. The Council also has administrative reporting arrangements into the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.