Have Your Say - Dinner Plain Activation Project
Survey open | Monday, 29 August 2022
Survey closes | Sunday, 9 October 2022
Two exciting elements of the Dinner Plain Activation Project are moving forward, and Council is calling on the community and property owners to share their views on key concept plans.
The Dinner Plain Activation Phase 2 and Dinner Plain Snowmaking are key elements of the overall village rejuvenation project.
Council wants to be sure that the community has viewed the plans and shared any feedback before works begin.
We’re confident that the current plans strike the balance between affordability and delivering the priorities of both the community and visitors, but before we move to the next stage of the project we want to make sure we have it right for the community.
Dinner Plain Activation Phase 2
Dinner Plain Activation Phase 2 includes improvements to recreation spaces, improved connectivity in the village centre and key infrastructure upgrades.
The initial scope of Phase 2 included some elements that are not feasible to deliver within the current budget.
With the rising costs of construction materials, we’ve needed to adjust the scope of Phase 2 to ensure the essential needs of the project are being met - important upgrades to infrastructure and facilities that will boost visitors and increase amenity for residents.
To balance the project deliverables against the total project budget, the scale or extent of some project elements has been reduced to make the overall project more affordable.
In addition to scaling back some of the design elements, the scenic lookout tower has been removed from the project deliverables. The cost of this element would have a large impact on the budget and would require a reduced scope in other areas.
The proposed scope has been workshopped with the Dinner Plain Community Stakeholder Committee, to align with the project objectives and provide the best outcome for the community.
The $2.37million project is being funded through a $2 million Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Grant and a $370,000 Council contribution.
Dinner Plain Snowmaking
The Dinner Plain Snowmaking project aims to improve snowmaking infrastructure at Dinner Plain for increased reliability of snow cover for the duration of the season.
The current proposal will see two snow guns erected on Peashooter toboggan slope along with the purchase of a portable snow factory.
The snow factory will be used to create a snow base on Peashooter early in the season, which will capture more early natural snow fall and create the canvas for snow making with the snow guns.
The goal is to ensure there is enough snow on Peashooter to welcome snow play and tobogganing from the snow season opening weekend in June.
This $3 million project is 100% funded from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, which aims to stimulate economic and community development.
How you can be involved
Are you a Dinner Plain resident, property owner or business operator?
We want to hear from you!
View the plans above and complete a short survey to share your views.
This is a valuable opportunity for the Dinner Plain community to have their say on key infrastructure works that will impact them.
Survey responses received will be collated and reviewed against the total population of Dinner Plain.
If you have any concerns or feedback about Council’s approach to these projects, this is your chance to let us know what you think.
We will assume that anyone who does not share their concerns is generally in support of the designs.
What happens next
The survey has been extended to 5pm Sunday, 9 October 2022.
Community feedback will be collated and used to inform the final approach to both phases.
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