Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning




We prepared the ‘Alpine Resort Futures Vulnerability Assessment (Social and Economic) Conceptual Model’ report for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The aim of this report was to assess the vulnerabilities to climate change of the six Victorian alpine resorts on Crown land:

  • Falls Creek
  • Mt Hotham
  • Mt Buller
  • Mt Stirling
  • Mt Baw Baw, and
  • Lake Mountain.

This report is the first stage of the Alpine Resort Climate Adaptation Project – one of three projects under the Department’s Alpine Resort Futures Project, which aims to ensure that the governance and operating model for the alpine resorts sector:

  • meets government and community needs, and
  • is responsive and adaptable to both current and future challenges and pressures, particularly to the impacts of climate change.
  • We explored the social, economic, institutional and technical vulnerabilities of the Victorian alpine resorts sector. In addition, we analysed the skills and capacities of local industries and communities to respond to climate change impacts.

Our team worked with Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Real Sustainability and the Tomkinson Group on this project.

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