Single lane access near Bogong Village on the Bogong High Plains Road from Mount Beauty to the Falls Creek Alpine resort is now open following an active landslip event.
Latest update from Major Roads Projects Victoria
Access to Falls Creek along Bogong High Plains Road is now open.
On Sunday 23 April, single access was restored across the front of the landslip to safely guide vehicles between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek. The length of the single lane is approximately 300m in total.
Drivers can expect minimal delays before 8am and after 4pm each day, when works are not taking place. Outside of these hours and at times overnight, drivers should allow an additional 15 minutes of travel time each way, with crews periodically needing to halt traffic while they safely continue works.
To further reduce delays, traffic signals have been programmed to prioritise peak travel times. For example, traffic going up the mountain has priority in the morning and then in the afternoon as they head back down. Traffic signals are continuing to be monitored and adjusted to further minimise disruption.
There are no restrictions on the type of vehicles that can use the road, except for those that require a permit, such as oversize trucks. We encourage cyclists to continue to avoid the area if possible.
What has happened?
Bogong High Plains Road is severely impacted by debris from the landslip and is currently closed to the public until further notice.
The landslip has severely restricted access from Mount Beauty to the areas of Falls Creek and Howman’s Gap. As a result this event has seen the closure of the Bogong Village.
Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) has a web page dedicated to providing updates. View this page here.
Community members can sign up to receive email and SMS updates. Subscribe here.
Alternative access to Falls Creek from South and North via Omeo Highway and Bogong High Plans Road Omeo side of Falls Creek is available, however this will add significant travel time to any planned trip.
Emergency Services Access
The Department of Transport and Planning are maintaining a 4WD track for emergency services, approved residents and essential services to provide access between Mount Beauty, Bogong Village and Falls Creek.
Access to this track is limited and requires a pre-arranged permit. For more information please contact Major Road Projects Victoria on 1800 105 105 and they'll connect you with the right people to consider your request.
What is happening?
Initial assessments from MRPV are nearing completion, and the results will inform how they plan their works so that they can restore access to Falls Creek via Bogong High Plains Road safely.
The safety of the community and MRPV crews is their main priority. They have established an exclusion zone around the slip should a second landslip occur.
MRPV is working with a range of recovery agencies, tourism operators, local businesses, and Council to understand how they can better assist impacted businesses and residents throughout the recovery program.
Any concerns or questions regarding this event can be sent to email@example.com.
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Available support and more information
Support continues to be available for people and communities affected by the Bogong High Plains Road landslip and road closure between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek.
Call the Emergency Recovery Victoria Hotline on 1800 560 760 for:
• financial help
• business assistance, including access to a business advisor through Small Business Victoria
• mental health and wellbeing support
The hotline is open:
• Monday to Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
• Saturday and public holidays: 10 am to 4 pm
Press 9 for an interpreter.
For more information, visit: vic.gov.au/2022-flood-recovery
- Mental health support
- Victorian Government Disaster Recovery Payments
- Victorian Government Flood Information
The following services are currently working out of the Kiewa Valley or offering their services to the Kiewa Valley community. If you would like further information or to book a time with any of these services, please contact them on the details listed below.
Gateway Health – 03 5731 3500
Lilli Pilli Larder & Café, 225 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South - every Wednesday from 10am-12pm
Mount Beauty Library, 61 Lakeside Avenue – every Wednesday from 1-2pm
Small Business Victoria – 13 22 55
Business Advisors contracted by Small Business Victoria have been visiting Mount Beauty weekly. Contact them on the number above for more details.
Red Cross – 1800 733 276
Providing community support via a range of events, including community BBQs and trivia nights.
NewAccess Mental Health – 1300 921 535
NewAccess mental health coaching is a guided 6-session self-help program
Free of charge and no GP referral necessary
Upper Murray Family Care – 02 6057 5399
Financial Counselling and Financial Capability
Hume Riverina Community Legal Services – 1800 918 377
Offering free legal advice
Upper Kiewa Valley Support Services – 0493 418 598
Major Road Projects Victoria
Working from the Mount Beauty Community Centre seven days/week