An Open Letter from the President

Dear MembersDear Climbers I’m writing to advise you all of my intentions to stand for re-election as VCC President. The past year has been a difficult one for Victorian climbing, where we have seen the biggest access challenges to climbing in our history. Access will remain a critical issue in the year ahead and the […]

AGM – Update Notice 19.9.

Dear VCC Members This message is regarding the up-coming AGM. It concerns the following three items: Change of the Melbourne Location Proxy Voting Remote Location Attendance Change of the Melbourne Location Yesterday we were notified by the Retreat Hotel that they double booked the room and can’t accommodate us anymore. We now booked  the upstairs […]

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24th September 2019

The VCC Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th September at The Retreat Hotel in Abbotsford. The meeting will start at 7:30pm. Meals and drinks available. The AGM will feature all the usual AGM Reports, Voting for the new Committee, Reports and Speeches. There is also a vote on the possible affiliation of […]

President’s Report with Gariwerd Access Update – September 2019

Originally published in the September 2019 issue of Argus, but republished here for the benefit of the wider climbing community. Dear Members, Time marches on toward spring and like the weather, my spirits seem to be lifting. I had the incredible privilege of attending Joanne Harrison Clarke’s Yanng Ngalung Malingundidji Cultural Training in Horsham with […]

Q&A Gariwerd

Recently Neil Monteith from posted a lengthy comment in the dark corners of facebook. Neil raised a couple of good and valid questions so instead of hiding our reply in the same dark corner, we’re putting up the original comment together with our answers.

Stakeholder Reference Group Participation

Hi Climbers Waiting for the Second Parks Victoria (PV) is preparing a new management plan for the Grampians landscape, an area that covers the Grampians National Park and adjacent parks and reserves. You’ll find information on the Engage Victoria website – if you haven’t registered your interest there, do it now! As part of this […]

Memorandum of Understanding

A need has been identified by the climbing community to establish a peak governing body for climbing and mountaineering activities in Victoria. This is our commitment to work on this with other climbing clubs.

Mediation with Parks Victoria

There has been some discussion about the mediation that the CEO of PV invited the VCC to attend. This post adds some context.

Club Update

Here’s the latest update about the access situation in the Grampians. We’ll cover the ClimbForGrampians fundraiser, Meeting with minister’s advisors, Mediation with Parks Victoria, the new Climbing Federation and the upcoming Grampians management plan review