New water storage facility - a win for Mt Buller

Published: 13 June 2018

Mt Buller covered in snow at sunrise

The Victorian Government has announced $7.5 million through the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund for a new Mt Buller Water Storage Project.

The Mt Buller Water Storage Project will build a 100 megalitre storage facility to provide water for drinking, firefighting and snowmaking.

Construction of the water storage facility will encourage further private investment at the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts.

Victoria’s alpine region is a popular tourism destination year-round, with biking, 4WD adventures, trail running, music festivals, and food and wine events attracting a significant number of visitors to the alpine resorts in the green season.

Victoria’s six alpine resorts make a vital contribution to the state’s regional economy. During the 2017 winter season, the resorts received a total of 941,000 visits and over 1.6 million visitor days – the highest figures since comparable records were first collected in 1980.

Tourism is an important industry for regional Victoria with the latest figures showing the total number of visitors to regional Victoria was 49.8 million in 2017 – an increase of 20 per cent since 2014.

Visit the Regional Development Victoria website for further information about the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.