February 2021 Community Notices

The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association has received information about some programs  that may impact on or be of interest to our community.

  • Regional Road Victoria have notified UKVCA of of scheduled works to begin mid February, 2021.  Landslip prevention work is planned for the Bogong High Plains Road, the Tawonga Gap Road and the Great Alpine Road.  Click on their bulletin link below for more information.
  • DEWLP have forwarded on their latest Newsletter notifying us of the Community Environment Grants Package which is now available for grants of up to $50,000 for small and large scale projects dedicated to preserving Victoria’s biodiversity and waterways. The category that could apply to the Upper Kiewa Valley is the Community Volunteer Action Grants  – to protect and enhance the natural environment, boost volunteer participation and address threats to biodiversity on public and private land.

For more information and to apply, visit environment.vic.gov.au/grants

Posted in General Information | Comments Off on February 2021 Community Notices

Name suggestion needed – Pebble Beach Trail

In late August the UKVCA, at the request of the Alpine Shire, sought your comments on a suitable name for the trail along the West Kiewa River, now extended to the East Kiewa River, with a planned extension to Damms Rd (refer to the Map below).

We submitted the results of this survey to the Alpine Shire in September and in late November we were told that the Shire required further community engagement, which they would arrange.

This has led to a community survey which has now been presented to our community via the Alpine Shire Council Facebook page.

For those of you who do not access Facebook, the relevant content is shown below.

TRAIL NAMINGKiewa Valley residents – have you walked, run or ridden along the newly-completed extension to the shared trail along the West Kiewa River from Embankment Drive?

We need your help to find an official name for this wonderful trail!

The path is currently known informally as the Pebble Beach Trail, which reflects the previous end point at Pebble Beach (Corner Pool).

Following the project to extend the trail, the current end point is now 900m beyond Pebble Beach, with aspirations for the trail to be connected along the East Kiewa River back to Damms Road in the future.

The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association committee has secured funding to install permanent signage along the trail, and in order to finalise this signage, the trail is in need of a formal name.

The significance of Pebble Beach (formerly Corner Pool) will be recognised in an art installation at the site.

To have your say on three possible options OR your suggestion (Other) please complete the very SHORT survey here:


If you, or someone you know would prefer to complete a hard copy, copies of the survey are available at the Mount Beauty Library.

The survey closes 9am Monday, 25 January.

 We urge you to take this opportunity to suggest your preferred name.

The UKVCA has been waiting for months to finalize signage and the artwork and would like to get it completed as soon as possible.

Mary Pike, Secretary, UKVCA

Overview of the current trail and what is proposed for the future.


Posted in General Information | Comments Off on Name suggestion needed – Pebble Beach Trail

December 2020 Notes

As the year 2020 comes to a close, the Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association sends out Season’s Greetings to All.  Thank you for your support and interest in the UKVCA throughout the year.

Here are some DOs and DON’Ts for the last weeks of the year:……

  • DO make some time to enjoy the extended walk/shared trail along the West Kiewa River.  The trail is now sealed approximately 900 metres beyond Pebble Beach/Corner Pool.  This work was funded by the Victorian State Government under the “Pick My Project’ program.  UKVCA hope you enjoy this trail.
  • If you have overlooked renewing your UKVCA 2020 membership, here are the details:  In person or on-line at the Mt. Beauty Community Bank in Hollonds Street.                      BSB: 633 000     A/c No. 156 980 120   A/c Name:  UKVCommunity Association Inc.     Annual M’ship is $10 per household.  Please put your name on the transaction and email UKVCA with the date and your name:  info@ukvcommunity.org.au
  • DON’T forget to prepare your property for summer.  It is essential that your property is cleared of any long and dead grass or vegetation..  In the case of a fire emergency this is the first thing that will be impacted by ember attack.  Alpine Shire does have a Fire Prevention Enforcement Officer.  If you are concerned about a non-compliant property in your neighbourhood, contact Alpine Shire with the details.  This will be forwarded  for investigation, anomymously,  by the Fire Prevention Enforcement Officer.  Send your concerns to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au
  • Finally, DO have an happy, healthy and safe Christmas and New Year.


Posted in General Information | Comments Off on December 2020 Notes

November Notices from UKVCA

The Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association continued to work on local issues throughout 2020 and UKVCA thank all those residents who have renewed their membership online or in person at the last 2 Mt. Beauty markets.  Current community issues that may be of interest are:

The Mt. Beauty Pool

The Mt. Beauty pool opens on the 23rd November.  Week day opening hours are from 7am – 10.30 for Lap Swimming Only and from 3pm – 7pm for General Entry Swimming.  Weekend Swimming Opening Times are from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.  NOTE:  Within these hours the pool may be closed for a school booking.  COVID-19 safe plans will be in place.

  • Use of hand sanitiser.
  • Register your visit using a QR code or on paper at the entrance.
  • Wear a mask when you are not in the pool.
  • Adhere to 1.5m social distancing.

The Mt. Beauty Tip/Transfer Station

The Alpine Shire is holding a FREE green waste disposal weekend at the Mt. Beauty Transfer station on Saturday & Sunday (November 28th & 29th).  Loads of clean green waste up to 2m3 will be accepted.  (Branches no greater than 200mm diameter and no stumps).

Mt. Beauty BreastScreen Van Visit

UKVCA have received notice of the upcoming visit of BreastScreen Victoria’s mobile van which offers free screens for those eligible over 50.  Breast screens are with a female radiographer, take 10 minutes and you don’t need a GP referral or Medicare card.                  DATES:          Monday 4th January  to Friday, 22nd January, 2021                                           LOCATION: Mt. Beauty Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Tennis Court Road, Mt. Beauty             Bookings:     Appointments are now open and can be made at     https://bookings.breastscreen.org.au    or  by calling the contact centre on 13 20 50     


A final reminder…….

If you have overlooked paying the annual membership, UKVCA would appreciate your support.  Annual Membership is $10 for a Single or Household and $15 for a Club, Organisation or Business.   Renewal can be done at the Mt Beauty Community Bank or on-line.  Details:  BSB 633 000   A/c No. 156980120   A/c name:  UKV Community Assoc. Inc.  Please put your name on the transaction details.  The treasurer would appreciate an email notification stating your name & date of deposit at   <info@ukvcommunity.org.au>

Posted in General Information | Comments Off on November Notices from UKVCA

October Bushfire Recovery Events

UKVCA have been advised of the following upcoming events by Bushfire Recovery Victoria.  The events are:

  • Supporting the Supporters:  This is a free workshop on Monday, 26th October, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. 
  • Dr. Rob Gordon – Supporting our Children  -This is a child focused community forum/webinar via zoom on Thursday, 29th October, 4pm – 5pm
  • https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN KNgBRFpPSkGOilXn1FKkiA                               If your have questions or concerns, send them to Dr. Rob through to
  • recovery@redcross.org.au

Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian fire season – Community Update 5  The link below is from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) and is the latest update on the Inquiry.

Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian fire season – Community update 5 – short version


Posted in General Information | Comments Off on October Bushfire Recovery Events

October 2020 Issues

  1. UKVCA Membership is now due:                                                                                          Membership runs from September – August.  Thanks to all who have renewed on-line or at the October market stall.  If you have overlooked this renewal or would now like to join, this can be done at the Mt. Beauty Bendigo Bank branch or online.  Details:    BSB    633 000     Account No.  156980120       A/c Name:   UKV Community Assoc. Inc.
  • Annual Membership Fee:    Single/Household    $10                                                                                                                Club, Organisation or Business  $15                                          Please put your name in the transaction details.  UKVCA wold appreciate an email notification stating your name & date of deposit: <info@ukvcommunity.org.au>
  • You can also join/rejoin UKVCA or pay your annual membership fee at the Mt. Beauty Hardware and Drapery Store in Hollonds Street.  Fill out the form and include it with the fee in an envelope.  These are collected by the Treasurer regularly.

Membership Application Form

2.  Alpine Community Recovery Committee

  • The Alpine Community Recovery Committee (CRC) represents bushfire affected communities across the Alpine Shire, ensuring that local know how and expertise are front and centre in the longer term recovery planning.  This committee is coordinated by Alpine Shire Council and Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV).
  • Two local community members from the Kiewa Valley have been appointed representatives to provide a local conduit for community voices to be heard in recovery planning.  They can be contacted at <info@alpinecrc.org.au>

3.  Parks Victoria Bushfire Recovery Update

Parks Victoria is providing an update on bushfire recovery works within parks in our area.  It is an opportunity to hear first-hand information and ask questions.  Please register for your preferred online session on Eventbrite.

Online Community Information Sessions:

A maximum of 35 participants at each session.  Registrations open 12th October, 2020.

The main aims of the sessions are to:

  • Share Parks Victoria’s bushfire recovery progress in an accessible online format.
  • Communicate what parks and visitor sites will be open once seasonal road closures are lifted.
  • Discuss changed camping conditions in popular parks and current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions and meet the PV team involved in recovery.
  • Open the communications with the community and stakeholders around bushfire recovery.

An event link will be sent to you after registration.




Posted in General Information | Comments Off on October 2020 Issues