Lakeside Project

Proposed Lakeside-ANARE Development
(Winter Activation)

Dear Birkebeiner members

As many of you will be aware, Falls Creek Resort has a plan to develop the ANARE hut (Lakeside precinct) as a day visitor centre/cafe. The original plan for the Lakeside-ANARE development was for 3-season (‘green season’) use only, for which Falls Creek Resort received a $2.5M grant. This has now changed to all-year access to lakeside-ANARE, requiring winter clearing of the High Plains Road to the observation deck (near the dam wall).

A sub-committee of BNSC has developed a position document that considers the potential impacts of the proposed development on our club (and our clubhouse) as well as the broader cross country community. This document and the cover letter are now posted on our website. 

It is likely that there are a variety of views within our club about the merits of the ANARE-Lakeside proposal. The committee fully respects this range of views and encourages you to become part of the conversation.

Ewen Silvester
President – BNSC

The club’s Position Document that was sent to Falls Creek Resort Management on 16th July 2022 included the following:

The cover letter

The Position Paper

An Appendix

Falls Creek Lakeside Development Plan

Click [HERE] to read all about it.

The map shows the area proposed for the carpark

The latest A Small Step in the Right Direction — 28th July 2022 — READ MORE …>

Read the Full Article [HERE]

The Petition

NOTE — As of Saturday, 25th May 2024, we have 6,288 signatures.

Hi All

Kate Prest (part of our Action Group) has just put up a petition on If you value the World-Class XC Skiing that Falls Creek currently offers, please sign the petition (link below) and share it far and wide. If you have time, please also fill out the reason for signing.


Yours in XC skiing

Paul Gray
Email <>
Mobile: 0403 188 481

Cross Country Skiing Association Victoria (XCSAV)

Click [HERE] to read about the concerns. They are very well explained.