Bogong High Plains Road Closure | October 2022

17th October 2022 - 4pm

UPDATE: Bogong High Plains Road Closure

Falls Creek Alpine Resort (FCAR) wishes to advise that following today's geotechnical stability inspection by the Department of Transport (DoT) that the Bogong High Plains Rd will remain closed to general public access due to a landslip.

Residents, business operators and community services providers, please refer to the email sent for further details.

Visitors with upcoming accommodation bookings in the resort, please contact your accommodation provider directly.

Further updates will be provided to this page as information changes.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For any enquiries regarding the content above please call 03 5758 1200 or email [email protected] during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

UPDATE - 17th October 2022

The Bogong High Plains Road remains CLOSED from Mt Beauty. Falls Creek Alpine Resort is awaiting further advice from the Department of Transport as to when the road with re-open.

Further updates will follow as information is provided by the Department of Transport.

10th October 2022

Dear Falls Creek Stakeholders,

Falls Creek Resort Management wish to advise staff, stakeholders and residents that Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) will be closing Bogong High Plains (BHP) Rd access from 12PM, Wednesday 12th October 2022. This closure will be managed by RRV personnel stationed at Mt Beauty.

The closure is due to a high risk landslip site located above Bogong Village, combined with a forecast for 80mm+ of rain over Wednesday and Thursday.

Please note the following:

  • Emergency Services access to Falls Creek will remain in place where the road is safe for use.
  • Local residents will be permitted to access their premises at Falls Creek. However, the recommendation is not to travel on BHP Rd unless absolutely necessary during this time.
  • Worksites, schools and childcare arrangements will be changing for this week - please contact your relevant group.
  • Foodworks and Post Office will remain open through until Friday per normal arrangements.

It is our strong advice that if you are able to do so, leaving Falls Creek prior to the closure on Wednesday is the safest course of action. If a landslip does occur and blocks BHP Rd, rectification and re-opening is likely to take a number of days during which time all access will be closed.

Once the rain event has finished, RRV will undertake further geotechnical stability inspections to determine if the closure can be lifted. FCRM will provide more information at this time. The current advice is the earliest re-opening date will be Monday 17th October 2022.

If you require any additional information, please contact the FCRM office on 03 5758 1200 during office hours.