Keep up with what has been going on and how you can help us stop the Alpine Resorts Commission clearing the Bogong High Plains Road.
We strongly encourage you if you have additional objections to the new documentation submitted in the ANARE planning permit to lodge another objection (Note - Your initial objection still holds and will be evaluated as part of the planning approval process). Below are some key points that you can incorporate into your objection letter.
Object on the grounds of environmental impacts.
The development is not appropriate for an Alpine Environment
Object on the grounds that there are better options and they have not been adequately explored.
Raise a concern that there is a lack of transparency about ANARE shed usage over winter.
How to lodge an objection...
Use the template below and add the relevant points above you object to.
Submit it ideally before 3rd August but objections will continue to be accepted until the responsible authority makes a decision on the permit.
Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the responsible authority by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to
Attention: Michael Dafnomilis, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002.
An objection must:
The responsible authority will not decide on the application before: 3rd August.
In the recent announcement from Alpine Resorts Victoria they stated that "ARV has determined that there is insufficient information available to ascertain if there is an operational requirement for the Bogong High Plains Road to be cleared. This includes information about potential visitor trends associated with winter usage of the site, and ascertaining whether there is commercial interest in operating the site over winter that needs to be supported via cleared road access. Therefore, until the facility has been redeveloped and there is a clear understanding of how the site should be optimally operated and accessed, grooming of the road for cross country skier and trail walker usage will remain." This means that Alpine Resorts Victoria could do an about-face and put pressure on to clear the road if they have any business case they deem as strong.
XCSAV have been busy fighting the winter clearing of the BHP road. Find out what we have been up to...
The information on this website will help you identify your key concerns about the proposal and then emails can be sent to all the stakeholders listed below.
Email to protest about the lack of real consultation and proper process, and the impact on our XC ski trail network via email@example.com
Amber Gardner, CEO of Alpine Resorts Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alpine Resorts are in Ingrid Stitt's portfolio. Email Ingrid Stitt to protest about our XC ski trail network being destroyed, lack of eco credentials and poor of consultation via Ingrid.email@example.com . Or write:
Tenancy 2, 80 Carmody Drive Cairnlea VIC 3023
The ANARE shed application approval is within the remit of the Minister for Planning. Email Sonya Kilkenny on Reception.firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write to
Level 16 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria, 3002.
Falls Creek Resort is located in the state seat of Oven Valley. Email the local member to protest the lack of real community and stakeholder consultation, transparency, proper process, and the impact on our world class XC ski trail network via email@example.com.
Falls Creek Resort is located in the federal seat of Indi. Email the local member to protest the lack of real community and stakeholder consultation, transparency, proper process, and the impact on our world class XC ski trail network via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the Victorian Minister to advocate for the sport of XC skiing and our world class XC ski trail network. Protest the lack of consultation and marginalisation of XC skiers who are the major user group via Reception.Dimopoulos@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Email to protest about their support for the winter use of the ANARE shed (the proposed trail head of the Hotham to Falls Creek walking track) and the impact it will have on cross country ski trail network. Alert National Parks Victoria about the potential risks of inexperienced visitors heading into the Alpine National Park via email@example.com.
Email the Executive requesting Snow Australia advocate for the sport of XC skiing and our world class XC ski trail network at Falls Creek. Protest the impact of clearing the Bogong High Plains Road on grass roots, club events, teaching space, citizen races and the FIS homologated course. Protest the poor level of consultation and the marginalisation of XC skiers who are the major user group via firstname.lastname@example.org
Save Falls Creek XC and sign out petition!
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Join Cross Country Skiing Association Victoria
Download the poster and the map below. Print out, post on a wall and share with others.