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News Pretty Valley hut maintenance and possibly total rebuild

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Moondog55, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Just had a message from Parks Victoria thanking me for the offer of building materials. It seems that some money has become available and the ranger is meeting with some fellers from HCH in a week or two to have discussions. I am demolishing my old shed to make way for a new and grander edifice and it seemed a shame to send good roofing iron and timbers to scrap and/or landfill.
    I also offered some surplus double glazed window panels. cypress posts etc.
    So perhaps if anybody has spare wall wrap and / or insulation you could give Parks a call in Mt Beauty and see what they say
    New hut may even have a veranda so we can sit and watch the snow fall while drinking our cocoa
     
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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a shame to see one of the few remaining "SEC Cubes" go, there used to be dozens of them scattered all over the area. But Pretty Valley Hut is over 70 years old and was never designed to last more than a decade. Anyway, it will be exciting to see what The Powers That Be replace it with.
     
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  3. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Every year I go up and see it still standing I am surprised. The hut has patches on the patches and all the Alpine Ash posts and stumps are rotted away so something needs to be done.
    Parks worst nightmare might be the old hut collapsing on a dozen school students with a metre or two of wet snow on the roof
    The resident Antechinus may need to find new homes tho.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Moondog55 can you give me a relevant contact at PV, can donate but it’ll be a slightly complex process from SA.

    Where is the nearest Bunnos to Mt Beauty?
     
  5. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Ranger is Kevin Cosgriff contactable through Parks Mt Beauty office
    No idea about the nearest Bunnings tho
    PM sending
     
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    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think the nearest Bunnings is Albury/ Wodonga but there is a hardware store in Myrtleford and one in Mt Beauty.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Trade account is with Bunnos, no wukkers, I’ll sort something out.
     
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    Bunnos Wodonga and Remos Transport might do the trick?
     
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  9. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Well I have had an email from the Ranger. The huts association do not want the double glazed panels, the roofing iron, the fibreglass insulation, the housewrap or any of the structural timbers. I guess it all goes to landfill, firewood and scrap over the next few months
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surely you know a good spot to sneak in a new hut?
     
  11. Moondog55

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    Don't tempt me unless you are offering to help, I can think of a couple of places tho.
    Not sharing locations
     
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    Dahlsens mitre 10 Myrtleford
     
  13. ARitchie

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    Hopefully they don't replace it with a characterless, flat pack hut.