Falls Creek is proud of its programs and strategies promoting environmentally responsible and sustainable alpine tourism and development.
FALLS CREEK ENVIRONMENT
At Falls Creek the mountains, clean air and pristine environment are our greatest asset. Resort Management is committed to protecting the alpine region's unique biodiversity and ensuring the natural environment is as beautiful as it is today for generations to come.
We are extremely proud of Falls Creek’s reputation as an industry leader in the field of sustainable alpine tourism and development. Our dedicated environmental programs reduce our impact on the local environment and acknowledge the importance of maintaining a healthy world beyond our boundary.
LIVING BIN INITIATIVE
In 2012 Falls Creek Resort Management was awarded the prestigious Premier's Sustainability Award in the State Government category for its role in the 'Living Bin' initiative.
The program saw a collaborative effort with Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, the Alpine Shire, North East Regional Waste Management Group and 4Site Australia to reduce the level of organic alpine waste entering landfill.
The Living Bin was recognised as a program that demonstrated both a marked environmental benefit and the strategic alliance of industry operators with both the public and private sector management.
KEEP WINTER COOL CHARTER
Falls Creek Resort Management and Falls Creek Ski Lifts Pty Ltd are both signatories to the Keep Winter Cool Charter, representing the Resort's commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
In 2012 the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board released the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Biodiversity Management Strategy (BMS). The first of its kind in Victoria, the BMS provides both an operational, integrated management system for the protection of biodiversity in the resort and a strategic platform that allows the Board to manage the ecological values in the most efficient and appropriate manner.
The alpine regions of Victoria accommodate threatened species and ecosystems that are internationally significant and unique. The BMS identifies and quantifies the ecological values within the resort then evaluates management actions against man-made and natural risks. The resulting risk matrix and management prescriptions allows the Board to efficiently use resources to maximise the ecological outcomes.
ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
In 2011 Falls Creek Resort Management was awarded the Victorian Sustainable Communities Award for its organic waste collection project. This project laid the groundwork as an industry trial for the acclaimed 'Living Bin' initiative.