Landscape 5 - Central Mountain Valley


Sustainable land management and recreation thriving alongside healthy forested mountains and waterways


A combination of mountain landscapes – usually public land – and cleared valley floors, utilised mainly for agriculture.

The landscape remains significant for Traditional Owners/First Nations Peoples. Much of the cultural heritage and country remains intact due to the large areas of public land.

Regional towns include Kiewa, Tawonga, Dederang, Mt Beauty. The area has an ageing population, is experiencing population decline and has low economic diversity with a high dependence on agriculture, mainly beef and dairy.

Figure 1. Landscape 5 – Central Mountain Valley map and location.