Local construction company, Browns Wangaratta, have been awarded the contract to undertake work on the Mount Buffalo Chalet as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to securing the Chalet.
The major external maintenance work will commence this month and is due to be completed before Winter 2017. The work will include:
- upgrades to the public approaches and garden and essential maintenance
- restumping of the floor in the main section of the Chalet and structural repair works to the north façade of the building
- replacement and painting of weatherboards, wall and window frames on the front and side facades
- resetting of loose stonework on the building base and replacing the ageing water supply line.
This follows the recent announcement of the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group.
The Group was convened by Parks Victoria to ensure the local community is actively involved in shaping the future tourism and visitor experience at Mount Buffalo Chalet and the National Park.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville
“Important maintenance works are set to begin at Mount Buffalo Chalet with the appointment of local commercial construction firm, Browns Wangaratta.”
“Parks Victoria and the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group are working with the local community to look at future options for the Chalet to ensure this historic attraction is enjoyed for generations."
Quotes attributable to Spokesperson for the Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group and Chief Executive North-East Tourism Amber Gardner
“I am delighted that Browns Wangaratta has been awarded the maintenance contract for the Mount Buffalo Chalet.”
“Being locally based, Browns Wangaratta understands the importance of the Chalet to the surrounding community and is well positioned to safeguard this historic asset while the newly formed Advisory Group considers the long-term destination strategy.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020