The Bogong High Plains Road is closed from Mount Beauty to the Falls Creek Alpine resort due to an active landslip event.
Community information session - Mount Beauty, 6 March 2023
You can download a copy of MRPV's slideshow presentation here.
Bogong High Plains Road is severely impacted by debris from the landslip and is currently closed to the public until further notice.
The landslip will severely restrict 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.
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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
In order to provide access to emergency services and limited agencies to the impacted communities, an emergency service vehicle track has been constructed
to allow access to Bogong Village, Falls Creek, and Howman’s Gap from Mount Beauty.
This track is available for 4WD emergency vehicles and limited agency access to use for critical works.
There is no pedestrian access through the closure area.
It is too dangerous to walk the BHP Road near the landslide site.
Traffic control procedures are in place and only those individually listed will get through the access point.
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.
There is a significant amount of work to be undertaken to remove the spoil from the landslip site and restore access.
MRPV has issued the following statement about road reopening timeframes:
"Exactly when the road will re-open should be known in the coming weeks, but we are working hard to have access restored in time for the 2023 ski season." - MRPV
Any concerns or questions regarding this event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Available support and more information
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- Victorian Government Disaster Recovery Payments
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