Buller 2018-2019 Summer reports

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  1. djam

    djam One of Us

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    SUMMER WORKS ACTIVITIES


    Mt Buller will see a lot of investment this year with new retail and accommodation facilities being built and the Blue Bullet Chair Lift being replaced. We will be working hard to support these important investment projects, whilst also maintaining our unique alpine environment for summer fun including bushwalking, running and mountain biking.



    Construction activity will mean some temporary road lane closures across the summer. If you want to receive advanced notifications of these please sign up for our Stakeholder Notices by clicking here There may also be some increases in construction related traffic and noise, although we will be working had to minimise impacts during events and on weekends and there will be no construction activity between Christmas and New Year and the Easter long weekend.



    2018/19 Construction Projects
    • Bella Vista – Summit Road – This new apartment building with underground carparking will be ready for occupation in time for the 2019 snow season. There will be a crane on-site moving pre-caste elements into place until the six-story structure is in place. The crane will then be moved off the mountain and internal fit-out works will commence. Temporary road lane closures along Summit Road are expected, while the crane is operational. Traffic management will be in place.
    • Maganni Apartments – Chamois Road – This new 4 storey apartment building with underground carparking will be ready for occupation in time for the 2019 snow season. The construction method involving the use of prefabricated modules means that impacts will be minimal with a crane only needed for 1 to 2 weeks. Traffic management will be in place guiding visitors around Chamois Road when it is closed during crane movements.
    • Kooroora Hotel and Backpackers – Village Square – Construction of this new entertainment, retail, food and beverage, hotel and apartment complex will commence this year and finish in time for the 2020 snow season. Works this year will involve demolition of existing buildings and the construction of new underground carparking, the new Kooroora and ground floor retail space. Part of the Village and bus interchange area will be cordoned off and used for site shedding, deliveries and materials storage. Demolition works will be noisy, although we expect this phase to be complete by early December. The new building should be constructed by around March 2019 followed by internal fit-out works.
    • Whitehorse Village – Standard Lane – Works on the Whitehorse Village apartment development will continue this year. Village impacts are expected to be minimal given the location of the development. All materials being stored on site.
    • Blue Bullet Chair Lift Replacement – Our beloved Blue Bullet will be replaced this year with a new larger 6-seater chairlift. Construction will start in early October 2018 with demolition and ground works. Installation of the new lift will begin in April 2019. Pedestrian access under the lift area will be restricted and construction traffic along The Avenue is expected.


    The Resort Management Board will also be undertaking a lot of works this year to improve village roads, drains and carparks. Stairways connecting carparks will also be installed this year making it easier and safer for visitors to travel from carparks to bus stations and on to the Village. We will also be undertaking works to increase carparking capacity and build a new all-weather helipad for air ambulance services.

    We look forward to seeing you during summer – come and enjoy summer fun activities and watch some historic moments as the Kooroora comes down and the new Blue Bullet goes up.

    Please check the resort updates section of the website for updates such as road closures throughout Summer.

    Contact
    Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management


    info@mtbuller.com.au

    (03) 5777 6077
     
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  2. MickM

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    No Dam?
     
  3. Hunter

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    Good question
     
  4. Timmossy

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    Dam will be the following year, they've only just appointed somebody to run the project. Insufficient time to do the design, tender the works and execute it prior to next season.
     
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  5. MickM

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    Hopefully next season is like this year and last year with good snowfalls through August, thus reducing the dependancy on snowmaking
     
  6. Max2000

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    Are they also replacing the second rope tow with a platter? Is that true?
     
  7. Jellybeans1000

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    Who told you that?
     
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  9. CarveMan

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    Yeah I saw that rumour somewhere as well. I think it would be greatly welcomed.
     
  10. Alfred14

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    Very nice stuff. Mobile snow factory will be very useful when they are trying to open Wombat. Though haven't seen any permits for the platter.
     
  12. CarveMan

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    Wonder what permits they need if it's the same footprint as the rope tows? They might be able to use the existing footings, these kinds of lifts are pretty basic, the drive is the size of a football.
     
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  13. mx_boarder

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