Skiing, Ben Lomond
Skiing, Ben Lomond (photograph: Dan Broun)

Date extended for feedback on Ben Lomond National Park shelter

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​​The PWS has extended the closing date for community feedback on Stage 1 (replacement shelter) concept plans for the new public shelter at Ben Lomond National Park by two weeks.

Following a popular drop-in session at Evandale last month, the PWS is also offering people living in the south of the state an opportunity to view the plans at a Hobart session.

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.

PWS Director of Operations, John Lloyd said the additional drop-in session would provide the community with an opportunity to see the plans and provide feedback on the new shelter.

“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,” Mr Lloyd 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.

PWS will undertake further 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. 

Feedback can be submitted until Thursday 15 October at 5pm.


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

Where: Elizabeth Street Conference Room, 7 Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000.

When: Monday 12 October, 5pm-8pm

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

Published 8/10/2020