Below is an extract from the Greater Alpine National Park Management Plan which speaks directly on this point (Table 1.1 page 28). 'Victorian Alps Centre proposed at Falls Creek dam wall area. No submissions commented directly but proposal altered. Falls Creek Master Plan proposes a similar centre within the resort, which will be supported. Proposal for a Victorian Alps Centre at the dam wall area removed. PV will collaborate on visitor facilities and park orientation at Windy Corner/dam wall area.' The proposal to build a visitor centre has been scrapped no doubt because they will let Falls Creek pay for it and can use the facility. At least they are thinking about saving tax payer dollars here. I have objected strongly to the FHAC but it will go ahead in some form, possibly not as flashy as the draft proposal. When I told a ranger in Omeo about the budget for track work alone he nearly fell over and said that would run their office for 6 years. Conversely an opposition MP said the amount was small and I guess in the scheme of a state budget $13.5M over a number of years is small but when you look at how poor the local PV offices are then it is hard to justify. DELWP on the other hand seem to be able to find lots of money. New buildings, fancy fire trucks ($180K each) which are used primarily to clean toilets, heavy machinery on tracks in contrast to PV who have to rely on volunteers sometimes because of an unexpected natural event. Speculation road to Camp creek was closed a few years back because of a large number of huge trees down. The local parks office could not afford to clear it and the local 4wd club came in to assist. Developing good relationships with communities is certainly the way forward for PV and it gives these communities a sense of ownership of their local park.