Dinner Plain Activation Project

The Gateway to Alpine Adventure - Dinner Plain Activation Project aims to upgrade and construct key infrastructure to support year-round visitation to the Alpine village, and boost amenity for property owners and residents.

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The project aims to increase visitation to Dinner Plain and the surrounding alpine region during both the snow and green season.

Several projects have been identified for delivery in Dinner Plain over the next few years. The identified projects for Dinner Plain will be delivered in three phases.

Funding

The total investment to deliver all phases of this project is $6.99 million, with contributions from:

  • Victorian Government | $5,500,000  
  • Bushfire Recovery Grant | $80,000  
  • Federal Government |  $140,000
  • Council | $1,270,000

Phase 1 includes:

  • Bus shelter to east side of entry
  • Bus shelter and bay to the west side of entry
  • Upgrade Scrubbers Hut
  • Shelter and amenities at Peashooters
  • Car park improvement works near Scrubbers  Hut

Detailed tender documentation has been completed and construction prices are currently being sought to enable construction to commence early 2022.

By improving visitor infrastructure, the village will be able to attract year-round visitors and cater for higher numbers than it can currently.

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 anticipated completion date for all Phase 1 works is June 2023.

Phase 2:

Phase 2 will deliver new and upgraded infrastructure and facilities in Dinner Plain, including enhancements to the Village Centre area and improvements to recreational facilities.

Phase 2 projects are anticipated to commence September 2022.

To assist with the delivery of these projects Council has formed a Community Stakeholder Committee. The Committee consists of representation from Dinner Plain stakeholders, business owners and community members.

Community Stakeholder Committee

Members of the Community Stakeholder Committee meet regularly with Council. They are your on-the-ground contacts for more information.

Contact

Organisation

Email Address

Chris Jones

DP Riders, The Stables and Vail

chris.jones@vailresorts.com.au

Steve Belli

Café Play

steve@snowstuffpark.com.au

Mez Hoy

Hoys Dinner Plain Ski Shop

mez.hoy@hotmail.com

Gary and Mandy Petersen

Dinner Plain Services

Gmpeters2@bigpond.com

Gail Owen

Dinner Plain Community Association ogail@hotmail.com

Phase 3 - Dinner Plain Snow Making

There’s now a $3 million reason to celebrate man-made snow making in Dinner Plain.

$3 million has been received from the Victorian Government to fund new snow making equipment, to ensure Dinner Plain can welcome families and thrill seekers even if natural falls are lacking.

This project will help us shore up snow supply from mid-June to late-September, supporting spring toboganning and establishing Dinner Plain as the country’s premier family-friendly snow destination.

This will significantly boost the local Dinner Plain economy, enhance the liveability for residents and visitors and strengthen the resilience of the community and winter economy.

The funding has been made available through Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.

Dinner Plain Pump Track Design

The Dinner Plain economy was severely impacted by both the 2019/2020 bushfire season and continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council has received Bushfire Recovery Victoria Grant funding for the design of a new, high-quality pump track at Dinner Plain, consisting of a circuit of banked turns and features, suitable for a wide variety of rider skill levels, that provides challenge and creativity in the expression of all riding abilities.

The purpose of the Dinner Plain Pump Track Design is to provide detailed documentation including costings which will meet requirements for future funding opportunities to deliver this important element of the Dinner Plain Village Masterplan.

The Dinner Plain Pump Track will enable junior MTB riders to progress from the existing small portable pump track and enhances Dinner Plain's ability to provide a wider range of cycling activities. All age groups and ability levels would be catered for. Mountain biking is a growth activity for residents of Dinner Plain and visitors alike. The pump track will complement the network of MTB tracks that have been established in recent years.

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