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Buller Grollo development approved

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by Rimey, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Rimey

    Rimey One of Us

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  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good luck selling the apartments.

    Great location and the views will be spectacular though.
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They'll be promoting summer watersports in the snowmaking dam no doubt
     
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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can get around it by just doing a google search for any herald sun article by the headline and clicking on it from the google search.
     
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  6. wolly

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    any one worked out how they drive there. maybe up standard lane , past Mansfield ski club onto a new road,,,, or a tunnel from Arlberg under baldy
     
  7. Madski

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    Standard Lane i would suggest.

    Great views. We might be surprised how well they sell.
     
  8. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tried that. Denied.
     
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    Ditto
     
  11. person s

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    I tried googling 'grollo buller development' and got this
    could read ok in Google on iPad but not on Safari
    now can't read in google
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    tried googling again on phone

    Grollo family’s luxury ski village development for Mt Buller given go ahead
    March 8, 2016 6:19pm
    JOHN MASANAUSKASCITY EDITORHerald Sun


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    An artist’s impression of a chalet apartment development at Mt Buller.

    A MULTI-million dollar up-market hotel and chalet apartment development planned for Mt Buller by the Grollo family has been given the green light after years of wrangling.

    Located on a prime village site, the long-term project will feature boutique accommodation, a restaurant, a cafe and a wellness centre.

    The asset development manager for Grollo Group subsidiary Groset, Martin Ansell, said it would be one of the nation’s outstanding alpine developments.

    “This has been at least 10 years in the planning — there’s been a lot of interest from generational Buller people with the position where it is,” Mr Ansell said.

    “It will have ski-in, ski-out, drive-in, drive-out, and 360-degree views.”

    To be called Whitehorse Village, the hotel and six three-storey chalets with three-bedroom apartments on each level will be on the so-called Fawlty Towers site, which currently has mountain staff lodgings and a workers’ shed.

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    The Whitehorse Village development will feature a hotel and six three-storey chalets.
    Designed by Interlandi Mantesso Architects, the complex will sit next to the popular Bourke St ski run in a precinct known as the “Toorak” of Mt Buller.

    Nearby up-market hotel Breathtaker was among some lodges that initially objected to the development, claiming its scale would create “a very suburban feel” and affect the pygmy possum habitat, among other concerns.

    However, a compulsory conference convened by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which included representatives of state planning minister Richard Wynne, resolved the issues.

    Mr Ansell said the heights of some buildings had been scaled back and all environmental issues ticked off: “Like everything, you’ve got to work through the process, and we worked through that and now everyone’s supportive.”

    The Grollo Group is owned by Rino and Diana Grollo and managed by their son, Lorenz.

    They are keen skiers and own the Buller ski lift company and several properties on the mountain.

    john.masanauskas@news.com.au

    @JMasanauskas
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    worked for me. Weird.
     
  14. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Views would be off the charts.

    Might be able to pick one up cheap once they have been on the market for 3-4 years.
     
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    Yeah that is weird, I have never had any issues doing that. As long as is a direct link to the article and you don't have to click through any further.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agree
    Madness to buy off the plan you'd think
    I always reckon these buildings are more about the developer building a place for themselves and their family and hopefully getting snow blind punters to pay for it
    I'll bet the "penthouses" are already spoken for ;)
    Might be a sub-pent available....but you'd better sign now
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It will be sad to see the last remaining part of the original Standard Run route turned into road to access this lot. This used to be my favourite part of the mountain - the pretty 200m section that wove from skyline though what is now Christina/Gliss then out past Mitre / Hima. Another blow to truly ski in ski lodges in this Standard Lane corner
     
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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    If that is turned into a road how will you get to Standard other than from the chamois rope tows?
     
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    Sorry Seth, the current Standard will stay as is, the original Standard wove though the lodges higher up and is still slightly skiable. I would expect the new access road up and beyond Breathtaker will be over this original little trail, albeit only about 80m of it remains.

    The section where pink and blue come close is used to be so, so pretty, and the essence of Aussie ski in ski out which made our original villages unique in the world.

    Don't even start me on the road clearing snow dump the RMB do towards the end of the blue line, making Standard unsightly and near inaccessible for kids from these nearby lodges.

    Red - Current Standard
    Blue - Original Standard
    Pink - Likely road

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    Got it. I know where you mean now that I've seen it on the map.
     
  22. MisterMxyzptlk

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    Just re-reading the thread
    Hilarious that Breathtaker went the pygmy possum objection
    God bless it's furry little belly and clover leaf ears
     
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    They might as well print Sherrin on the side of them - they get used for so many other purposes.
     
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  24. soda

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    To be fair on reading that piece, Breathtaker only spoke of affecting habitat, which I assume is genuine. This rocky southern steeper side of the village is prime rocky habitat, if any do indeed exist in there. They promote the f' out of the little critters but seemingly turn a blind eye if there's a buck in it.
     
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    Lived, worked and was fired by the ski company on that site, oh the memories
     
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    Will be interesting to see what, if any, replacement there is for the lost staff accommodation...
     
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    staff will be off the hill
     
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    this has already started, holes dug, survey pegs all over the site and up the road behind
    Breathtaker.