Dinner Plain is set to receive a $500,000 boost to support improvements to visitor infrastructure, with the Victorian Government last week announcing the village will benefit as part of its new Bushfire Tourism and Business Fund.
04 March 2020
The funding will be used to improve visitor facilities with the goal of increasing the village’s year-round tourism appeal, through the Gateway to Alpine Adventure - Dinner Plain Activation Project.
Alpine Shire Council Director Assets Will Jeremy welcomed the funding, and said the project is scoped and ready to begin.
“We’re grateful to the Victorian Government for this funding, and recognising the importance of Dinner Plain as a visitor destination,” he said.
“This is an exciting outcome - by improving visitor infrastructure, the village will be able to attract year-round visitors and cater for higher numbers than it can at the moment.
“The project includes expanded off-street car parking, additional toilets and upgraded connections from Big Muster Drive to the Peashooter Toboggan Run and Dinner Plain Mountain Bike Park.
“These are upgrades and improvements identified by the Dinner Plain community through the Dinner Plain Village Detailed Designs project.
“Works will also improving the liveability of Dinner Plain for residents, with better accessibility and facilities.”
The Dinner Plain Activation Project aims to increase visitation to Dinner Plain and the surrounding alpine region during both the snow and green season.
“Dinner Plain has so much to offer as a year-round destination - we just need to ensure it has facilities and infrastructure that can support visitors and keep them coming back,” Mr Jeremy said.
“This project will enhance Dinner Plain’s reputation as the most accessible place for families and first-time users to experience the snow and mountain biking, and support greater snow sport participation across the Victorian alpine region.”
Works are planned to commence in Spring 2020.
The $1.4 million Gateway to Alpine Adventure - Dinner Plain Activation Project will be funded by $500,000 from the Victorian Government’s Bushfire Tourism and Business Fund and $900,000 from Alpine Shire Council.