Planned burning operations in the Moncrief Gap Track area, north east of Mt Beauty.

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) will undertake
planned burning in the next few months.

Please see below information and map relating to planned burning operations in the Moncrief Gap Track area, north east of Mt Beauty. 

This burn is planned to go ahead sometime over the next 6-8 weeks.  If weather conditions are suitable, ignition may begin next week (from Feb 22nd).  The area will be closed to the public during the operation.

Generic Public Info Map_Moncrief Gap Tk Burn

Generic Letter_Mt Beauty – Moncrief Gap Track


Children’s Game Area – Pioneer Park

The TDCA thank the Alpine Shire Council for their support in the 2020/21 Community Grants Program which has enabled a children’s games area to be painted on the old tennis court area of Pioneer Park.

This project was initiated through an existing level of use of the area by local children without an established games area. The new games area will enhance the games experience, promote social interaction and physical exercise. We anticipate future development of the retired tennis court area as part of the Alpine Better Places initiative. Community input is welcomed!

Alpine Better Places – Tawonga Community Information Session Wednesday 10 February 2021

Project consultants MDG Landscape Architecture have prepared draft detailed concept plans for Alpine Better Places Tawonga.

Residents are invited to a community information session to learn more about the project.

Alpine Better Places aims to revitalise and connect central township and recreation spaces – you don’t want to miss these exciting sessions!

Choose from a lunch or evening session to see the draft plans explained by the project architects, ask any questions and provide feedback.


Date: Wednesday, 10 February

Venue: Tawonga Community Hall

Lunch session: 12.30 – 1.30pm

Evening session: 7pm – 8pm

If you can’t make it on the day, the sessions will be recorded and available on the Alpine Shire Council Facebook page and website in the days following, and plans will be available to view on this page.

A two-week public consultation phase will follow the sessions to ensure everyone has the chance to have their say on the draft plans.

Bringing the joy of Christmas to Tawonga

 Tawonga & District Community Association (TDCA) committee member Marie Lucas- Gear and her team have been busy making Christmas wreaths to display in Tawonga. The official display starts on the  6th December 2020.

A big thank you to Marie and her team for the wonderful creations!

Come and have a look and then share some of our Christmas cheer by decorating your front gate, front fence or yard with Christmas lights, a display or even your own ….

The TDCA wish you and yours a Safe and Joyous Christmas!

Click on this link to download the Christmas Wreath Walkabout Spotto sheet and map and have some fun exploring the wreaths!!

For those that can not experience the Christmas Wreaths in person, thanks to committee member Mark Redmond for capturing the images below.













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Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – November 2020

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter, a joint initiative by Alpine Shire Council and Bushfire Recovery Victoria, and the second edition of Alpine Chat, an initiative by the Alpine Community Recovery Committee (CRC).

Click here to read the Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – November (interactive) which includes:

  • LER Program
  • POEL Scheme
  • Support Is Available
  • Introducing Your RSO
  • Financial Counselling
  • What’s New from the Alpine CRC
  • CRC Survey

Remembrance Day at Pioneer Park Memorial

A war memorial honouring the men and women who left Tawonga and district to serve their country was officially opened in Pioneer Park, Tawonga on the eve of Remembrance Day Sunday 10th November 2019.

One year later the community once again paid their respects in laying wreaths at the memorial, and the placement of poppies. Pictured on the right below are Sue Ryder and Karen Wilkinson at the memorial this year. Sue is Secretary of the Tawonga and District Community Association and Karen grew up in the Kiewa Valley and was present at the opening of the memorial in 2019 (without mask in the photo on the left).


Isolation Creations Community Gathering postponed for Saturday 10th October 2020

Due to the current health guidelines around public gatherings the proposed Isolation Creations Community Gathering for Saturday 10th October 2020
has been postponed. We look forward to confirming a new date as soon as community health guidelines permit.

A big thank you to all those who have contributed! These creative works can be viewed in the window of the Old Tawonga Store.

Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – September Edition

Click this link for the Alpine Community Recovery Newsletter – September  which includes:

  • Alpine Shire Council Community Bushfire Recovery Grants
  • Victorian Government State Recovery Plan
  • Additional funding opportunities with the Victorian Government and Regional Arts Victoria
  • Support local businesses with Buy from Bright and Surrounds
  • Reach out for support, with emphasis on rural health and mental health
  • Community Recovery Committee (CRC) updates
  • A letter from CRC Chair, Fiona Nicholls

Webinar on the Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade project 7.00pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020

JOIN THE CONVERSATION | There’s plenty happening as we gear up for the next stage of the Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade, and we want to fill you in!

Alpine Shire Council’s project team will host a webinar on Wednesday, 16 September from 7pm to discuss plans for the upgrade, take feedback on the draft concept design and answer any questions.

More information is available to view on our website here:…/mount-beauty-airport-u…

Webinar details:
Wednesday, 16 September from 7.00pm via Zoom
Select ‘join’
Enter the meeting ID: 924 7532 4378
Enter your name
Enter the meeting passcode: Airport

To help us prepare any answers to your questions, we encourage you to submit them before the webinar – we’re also happy to answer any queries during the session.

To submit a question to be answered email with the email subject ‘Mount Beauty Airport Upgrade’ or call 5755 0555.