The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambriosio MP has endorsed the release of the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 – Responding to a Changing Climate, the notice of which was tabled in the Victorian Government Gazette on 7 May 2020.
The development of this strategic plan was informed by the findings from the review of the 2012 Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan: “Future strategic planning should be focused on establishing a flexible and collective approach among alpine sector stakeholders to implement the strategic priorities for alpine resorts set by the Victorian Government. This must be underpinned by a consultation process that is truly collaborative and re-establishes buy-in and ownership among key government and non-government stakeholders”
Achieving this level of stakeholder buy-in was the primary goal in developing this strategic plan and is reflected in the stakeholder engagement plan and stakeholder promise published on the ARCC website prior to engagement commencing. At the conclusion of the stakeholder engagement process the ARCC had received 381 online submissions and hosted 200 people at its workshops. The requirement to respond to the impacts of climate change, and the principles contained in Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017–2020, also guided the development of the strategic plan.