Ben Lomond National Park village
Chalets, Ben Lomond (photograph: Joe Shemesh)

New public shelter at Ben Lomond - invitation to view plans

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​​The Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting the community to view and provide feedback on Stage 1 (replacement shelter) concept plans for the new public shelter at Ben Lomond National Park at a drop-in session at Evandale on Saturday19 September 2020.

This shelter will replace the original shelter that was lost to a fire in 2018.

The new shelter, designed by Cumulus Studio, will improve the visitor experience by providing an entry point to the village through a heated internal area along with amenities including public toilets.

Regional Manager North, Donna Stanley said the drop-in session would provide the community with an opportunity to see the plans first-hand and provide feedback on the new shelter that will benefit visitors year-round.

“The shelter will not only provide a safe and comfortable space for skiers and those enjoying the snow to warm up, but a facility for those enjoying short walks and taking in the stunning bird life and wildflowers of the park in the warmer months,” Ms Stanley said.

Along with the shelter, preliminary concept designs for a new Stage 2 (Multi-purpose facility) will also be on display.

As part of its commitment to making Ben Lomond a year-round destination, the PWS has commissioned Cumulus Studio to consider a future expansion to the new shelter to allow for commercial operators and other service providers.

This longer-term plan for the site will ensure that if interested operators seek to invest, then we have enough space and a design that can accommodate their needs.

PWS will undertake further design, resourcing consideration, and consultation work on the Stage 2 concept in the coming months.

The new public shelter is expected to be operational by winter 2021 and will replace the previous shelter that was destroyed by fire in 2018.

View the design here Ben Lomond Public Shelter Concepts fo Consultation.

What: The Community are invited to view plans for new Ben Lomond National Park public shelter 

Where: Evandale Memorial Hall, 8 High Street, Evandale.

When: Saturday 19 September 3pm – 6pm, drop in at any time

Further information: Derek Le Marchant, Project Manager, 0436 857 609

Published 15/09/2020