The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is inviting the community to attend workshops into the future for Alpine Resorts in the state. They will be held in April & May.

DELWP says:

You are invited to attend one of the Alpine Resort Futures Vulnerability Assessment workshops being held across the alpine region and in Melbourne during late April and early May.

Alpine resorts have a special place in the hearts of many Victorians, and we need to ensure they continue to maximise economic and social benefits for all Victorians. The Alpine Resorts Climate Adaptation Project delivers on government’s commitment to support the alpine resorts to adapt to climate change.

The Alpine Resorts Climate Adaptation Project begins with the Vulnerability Assessment. This part of the project will generate information which will be required when we come to planning ways to adapt to climate change. The next step will then be implementing those plans.

The Vulnerability Assessment workshops present a ‘hands on’ opportunity for stakeholders and communities to explore and think through the challenges facing the alpine resorts as the climate changes. The workshops are designed to begin the task of building a platform for action – both personal and organisational – to maintain and enhance the economic, social and cultural values of the alpine resorts.

The workshop will cover:
· Climate change adaptation concepts: we will discuss climate change adaptation, and reflect on how other alpine resorts around the world have adapted
· Exploring current values & climate change vulnerability: we will identify and discuss the current economic, social and cultural values of the Alpine resorts, and how these values might be affected by climate change
· Exploring adaptive capacity: we will identifying and discussing how best to harness the region’s strengths for adaptation, how the future might look through adaptation, and what adaptive actions might look like.”

To see more details and RSVP for one of the workshops please visit the Engage Victoria website at…/climate-adaptation

The workshops will be held as follows;

Mount Buller – Wednesday 26 April, 11:30am to 3pm.
Mansfield – Wednesday 26 April, 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Falls Creek – Thursday 27 April, 11:30am to 3pm
Mount Beauty – Thursday 27 April, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Mount Hotham – Friday 28 April, 11:30am to 3pm
Bright – Friday 28 April, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Omeo – Saturday, 29 April, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Mount Baw Baw – Monday 1 May, 11:30am to 3pm
Warragul – Monday 1 May, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Lake Mountain – Tuesday 2 May, 11:30am to 3pm
Marysville – Tuesday 2 May, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Melbourne – Friday 12 May, 9am to 12:30pm
Melbourne – 1:30pm to 5pm

If you are unable to attend, but still wish to express a point of view, we encourage you to register with DELWP “Stay informed” at…/climate-adaptation