The Andrews Labor Government today announced the newly appointed members of the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group, which will work with Parks Victoria to identify future tourism options for the Mount Buffalo Chalet.
The advisory group was established to consider future options for the Chalet so it can stay safe and secure for generations to come.
Members of the Advisory group include:
- Mayor Ron Janas, Alpine Shire
- Mr David Jacobson, Chair, Community Action for the Chalet (CAC)
- Ms Amber Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism North East
- Mr Andrew Marshall, Regional Director, Parks Victoria
- Ms Christine Ferguson, Regional Director, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
- Ms Janelle Boynton, Local heritage building specialist
Major works to preserve the Mount Buffalo Chalet will begin after Easter, after the Labor Government secured a revised package of works to upgrade the Chalet and surrounding areas. There will be no demolition as part of the works.
Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive Bradley Fauteux will meet with the new advisory group members this week when he inspects Mount Buffalo Chalet prior to the major external maintenance works.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville
“We established the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group to look at future tourism options that will support the Chalet and protect its heritage values.”
“Parks Victoria will keep the community well informed throughout the 12-month long construction project and updated on the important work of the advisory group.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“The Chalet holds treasured memories for so many locals and visitors and this is an important step to ensuring that future generations can enjoy special times at this beautiful location.”
Quotes attributable to Spokesperson for the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group and Chief Executive North-East Tourism Amber Gardner
“The Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group will strategically consider the future of Mount Buffalo Chalet and how the Buffalo area more broadly might support its success.”
“It is a great opportunity for us to review the most effective way to attract more visitors to this spectacular part of Victoria.”