Being as most will be on there own, just going down to pick up the car and drive it back to the village, hopefully that will make for a quicker pickup. The reason for the change, to make more car parks available for day visitors, near to the village shuttles. There will be a staircase installed soon, to connect the CSIR carpark to the road just above the toilet block in the skating rink area. The new car parking areas will extended all the way to the skills park area, where there will also be a new helipad made, as landing in carparks is often not possible any more.
Personally I'd like to see the skills park area, connected to the bottom end of Stirling road, to improve access to the village and redundancy, possibly making it a one way loop in winter. The cost to do this is substantial and I think for it to happen, would require Vic Roads to open their wallet or some other government body.
The various government bodies are all happy for Buller to provide massive financial benefits to the region, but little to none is given to the resort. Almost all funds come from Ratepayers and gate entry, so the resort has to be largely self funded from the few winter months it collects money.
On the other hand, Baw Baw and Lake Mountain received a combined $6.7 million (from memory) just to keep them open for one year (2017) as they run at a loss.
Couple of years ago they were carrying out surveys to see the reception in charging an amount for summer access.Hi djam,
I'm only partly kidding here: if Buller management got even just a small cut of the total Police takings on the Mt B road and per helps the Melba from Yarra Glen, the balance sheet would look much healthier.
Alternately operate the number plate scanner in summer and winter - both Buller & Stirling, charge a tenner a day (much cheaper than the beach!) and rake in the dollars.
Just need the Minister for Envionment to approve the latter idea. Hell they used to charge to enter many Vic NPs in summer, while in NSW they always have!
The whole idea of expecting the (barely) four 'winter' months to pay for 12 months' operation is nuts. All the Bayside & ocean-facing councils would if the reverse logic was applied.
Sadly this is exactly what would happen.
Stirling would actually be the big summer money spinner.
That will be used to store the chairs overnight / summer etc.Been watching what is happening to the Blue bullet on the webcams for some months now. In parallel, watching the build of new lifts in New Zealand so I can't get over the sheer number of tradies and engineering going into this build in Oz. What are they building? ie: they pulled down half a big building and are now building other buildings at the top - more than one??
Sorry in advance here but have to ask about CH Rd widening.
I read somewhere that they are putting more overnight parking up there.
yes, will be sealed before winter, widened to allow two way traffic and parking along
most of the road, looking at around 220 extra car spaces with these changes
Will be interisting to see how things pan out now that RMB have sub-contracted out the resorts marketing to BSL. Not much of a conflict of interest here......
Non BSL businesses / summer activities are really going to thrive.
RMB should be delivering to the public, not the private pockets of the lift co.
I reckon this is a great move as RMB will be saving on wages that can be put back into other services. They can deal with the non BSL businesses via the contract and set KPI’s.
It’s good to see RMB actually get on and doing things parking, larger village square, app for taxis etc
Just on the Buller website and saw this. Encouraging weekend snowplayers to park at the bottom for a discounted price (vs parking at the village for $46.40 online).
Apologies if already been posted.