1. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

What does Jindabyne really need ? .... your wish list

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Me+3, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Yes they are open year round.

    BBC is the only place I am aware of being winter only.
     
    Me+3 likes this.
  2. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    Location:
    Perth
    Food everywhere but nothing open. I've had the experience of getting back into town at about 4pm late season one year, pretty much everything had closed for the day, the best I could do was order a pizza. Something reliable like Subway would have been a great option.
     
    #52 blowfin, Aug 19, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2020
    PiedPiper, Kash, i_am_higher and 2 others like this.
  3. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Strange, kebabz is def open that late. So is the burger biz.

    My parents get take away dinner enough times. We have had it twice in 3 maths. Not had a problem.
     
  4. Me+3

    Me+3 Addicted

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    153
    Anyone have any idea on the % of ownership in Jindabyne ?
    ie: do the (true) locals own most of the land/businesses/apartments ?
    Anyone got any idea of the split ?
    Even the split on the residential portion would be interesting.
    Who owns the pubs ? strongly assume 2 larger hotelier groups ?
     
  5. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,792
    Likes Received:
    4,417
    Location:
    More woke than thou.
    The thing that attracts people to the food chains is that they:
    1. Have guaranteed fast service,
    2. Are clean,
    3. Affordable and
    4. Above all, have lots of good seating.
    5. Will always be open at times people want to eat. So midday to 9.00 pm (at least), seven days a week
    If the independents want to compete effectively, they have to offer those five things at a minimum. Ozgirl lists some 'takeaways', but not all of them have plenty of clean and comfy seats for a quick feed. Not everyone wants to eat in their car or squat on the footpath.

    Edited to add the fifth point.
     
    blowfin and Me+3 like this.
  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Burger Biz is currently only open 5 days a week



    Jindy seafood is open til 8



    So is kebabz
     
  7. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    A takeaway does not by definition need seats???
     
    dawooduck likes this.
  8. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    17,339
    Likes Received:
    11,384
    Location:
    Sydney
    Kids love Maccas.

    end of story!
     
    Kash, skull and Me+3 like this.
  9. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,792
    Likes Received:
    4,417
    Location:
    More woke than thou.
    I didn't ever mention takeaway, the discussion was about fast food. Independent 'takeaways' can ignore that advice, (which is hardly a new revelation), but if a chain that offers food that appeals to the masses opens up and adheres to those four simple points, then it will not be a surprise that people flock to the new place and places that don't adhere to those four points will lose business.

    EDIT. I can add a fifth point to that list:
    5. Will always be open at times people want to eat. So midday to 9.00 pm (at least), seven days a week.​
     
    Me+3 likes this.
  10. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    I haven't been to Bright in over 30 years. What is it like now, has it expanded much? I ask, because I think it is a similar town to Jindy with it's tourism.
     
  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    I would be interesting to see how a fast food place (by your definition) would go in Jindy.

    I'm assuming no one wants to risk their money (besides maccas head office, I'm guessing it was a franchise want to open) on a fast food place.

    A tourist town, usually means people want to eat out and experience. Not eat and run.

    banj has a menu that is more Fast Food currently (as opposed to the old Clancy menu) in the back bar.

    Did not enjoy. My friends did. I would have preferred Clancy's menu.

    What's the LJ's menu like?

    Wing night at the bowl might appeal to some.

    And BBC probs count as fast food too.
     
  12. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    29,778
    Likes Received:
    41,156
    Do not google this at work.
     
    Squid, zapruda, Hanz Onyawaif and 9 others like this.
  13. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,778
    Likes Received:
    44,646
    Location:
    woonona
    Aldi!
    Obviously
     
    BlueHue, telecrag, Kash and 1 other person like this.
  14. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    Location:
    Perth
    Totally agree, one or two professional chains in town, and things would change pretty fast (for the better IMO).
     
    Bogong and cornice11 like this.
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    41,778
    Likes Received:
    44,646
    Location:
    woonona
    Oportos would be good.
    However it's turnover would fluctuate too much
     
  16. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    Location:
    Perth
    Maybe Zambrero, Subway? Pretty good fits I think.
     
  17. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    28,076
    Likes Received:
    23,581
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    A laundromat that operates in the Winter.
     
  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    12,893
    Likes Received:
    14,168
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    I’ll wash your clothes for $25 a basket :)
     
    skifree likes this.
  19. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    Snow White Laundry?
     
  20. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    17,339
    Likes Received:
    11,384
    Location:
    Sydney
    Except Bright is (imho) much prettier, even without the lake
     
    Billy_Buttons and Bogong like this.
  21. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    Agree.
     
    Annabuzzy likes this.
  22. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,167
    Likes Received:
    3,630
    Which is why I’m glad there isn’t one in jindy. Otherwise my kids will be in ear constantly to have it for dinner
     
    Alleve, W0nkey D0nkey, Kash and 3 others like this.
  23. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    This would have been my thoughts as well whilst I had an athlete in the house. Now..neither here nor there. Though it would probably mean work for locals instead of the Melbourne based ex mogul athletes. There have been various "portable" water ramps at various times.

    Currently an airbag thing at sport and rec is being considered. I think they have funding and it is in the public comment phase.
     
  24. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    You know there used to be a road thing (where the govt could buy the land if they ever decided to build a road through there.) through there. I kind of assume you are in the same street I used to live in. When we bought there some neighbours had a winge about. They had not maintained their properties assuming they would get compulsorily bought from them.
     
  25. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    What another complete upheaval of the council? I don't think they have fully sorted themselves out from the last one.

    It really isn't that simple. And there are others who would know more of the intricacies than me.
     
  26. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    30,964
    Likes Received:
    27,241
    Location:
    Perth
    Huge problem in so many ski towns is the lack of accomodation available for staff now. They get pushed further and further out and hit with higher and higher prices until camping and 4 to a room are acceptable options.

    A lot of issues could be fixed with a few new staff accomodation buildings offering a range of
    Single, double and twin share rooms with own bathroom and small kitchenette per room, and shared tuning, full kitchen, board storage, laundry/drying room spaces. Decent accomodation will keep the staff healthier through the season improving reliability.

    And regular bus services from Jindy to/from Perisher and Jindy to/from Thredbo will also improve staff reliability, and reduce parking issues as cars for staff not taking valuable parking spaces at the resorts or the tube. And will benefit skiers and boarders who don’t want to drive up also.
     
    kiter, Townsend, Jacko4650 and 3 others like this.
  27. Chookfooter

    Chookfooter One of Us

    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    554
    Don't forget Parc, Peak, Birchwood, Raj, a couple of Thai places, Rockets, Nimmitabel Bakery, Dudleys, Tracies. Bring a Maccas into town and more than half of these places would fold, giving even less choice.
     
    Kash, Ozgirl, Myazma and 1 other person like this.
  28. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    There has never been anything pretty about Jindy post dam. In fact, it's pretty bloody ugly! LOL
     
  29. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    Only because they have been brainwashed. Kinda disturbing that someone even says this. Have you heard of Super size me?
     
    currawong and hipo like this.
  30. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    Location:
    Perth
    I was actually surprised by how nice the outlook from East Jindy can be, I'd never spent much time over there until a couple of years back. It's a shame there's not more facilities/shops over there. Khancoban has more charm than central Jindy IMO...
     
    cornice11 and Myazma like this.
  31. Chookfooter

    Chookfooter One of Us

    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    554
    You can thank one man for that.
     
  32. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    There is plenty of land available
     
  33. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    37,310
    Likes Received:
    18,653
    Location:
    macdonaldtown
    since joining the forum 20 years ago I've discovered that I'm really in Hanson's Paddock
     
  34. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    37,310
    Likes Received:
    18,653
    Location:
    macdonaldtown
    I don't hate it
    my lodge has a view of the lake - David Williamson's definition of everything a Sydney person would want
     
    climberman and skichanger like this.
  35. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    I'm talking about the town. The lake is a pearler at capacity. The Town Centre is a 1960s atrocity along with the Caravan Parks and then some.
     
  36. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    A MTB, walking, bridle track all the way around the lake with a camp site across from Kalkite and a couple of coffee n cake stops along the way.

    A vehicle bypass around the town for through traffic.

    A restaurant development on the Mitre 10 corner with terrace views

    Pedestrian connectivity between Old shops, caravan park, claypits and lakeside.

    Hotel and aged care complex on Copper Tom peninsula

    Move the BP to the stopping area on the west side past SMGS and return the site to parkland.

    Burn down Snowy Valley Motel and build a park and viewing terrace

    A zipper line from above SMGS to the Sailing Club

    Staff accomodation with Rec and dining facilities and affordable rent.

    Fix the potholes ....
     
    #86 dawooduck, Aug 19, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2020
    PiedPiper, DPS Driver, Me+3 and 8 others like this.
  37. Chookfooter

    Chookfooter One of Us

    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    554
    There is no shortage of land. I don't know if you have been here lately but there are new buildings going up in East Jindabyne, Tyrolean, Highview, blocks for sale at Kalkite and Bungara, plus the new Mill Creek subdivision that is ready to go ahead. And when I say new buildings, it's subdivisions, not single dwellings.
     
    Bogong likes this.
  38. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    Close. We were between that and McDonaldtown Station. The road land resumption thing ran along Leamington Ave.
     
  39. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    1,676
    Location:
    Grandpa oh and computer programmer too.
    The other thing about a chain store coming to town is that locals (customers and business owners) lose control of the retail sector. When BigW opened up in the town where I spent my early years many of the local clothing and other businesses which had been there for many decades soon closed. Then the Big Smoke bean counters closed the BigW.
    :(
     
    dawooduck and Chookfooter like this.
  40. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    SMGS is expanding along, using all of the old Snowy land.
     
  41. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    Please no Maccas, the rubbish issue would be horrific.
     
    hipo, DPS Driver, Kash and 6 others like this.
  42. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    5,018
    A proper school, as in the buildings and associated infra structure, would make a difference. I just shake my head when I hear people whinge about how under resourced their schools are. 1 shower......
     
    dawooduck likes this.
  43. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    There will be residential in mix. It's a development play.
     
  44. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    They were talking about moving Jindy Central to the Sport and Rec. But Sports won and is being expanded.
     
  45. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    Dorm accommodation?
     
  46. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    Some land for the school offset by residential subdivision.
     
  47. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,539
    Likes Received:
    33,241
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks.........:whistle:
     
    telecrag likes this.
  48. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    FIFY
     
    Untele-whippet likes this.
  49. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    65,838
    Likes Received:
    45,160
    Location:
    Mountains
    Just no
     
    Ozgirl likes this.
  50. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    7,373
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindabyne
    Yep. Go to Cooma.
     
    Ozgirl likes this.