Progress for Mt Buf­falo Chalet an­nounced

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS / PEOPLE -

MANY Mans­field res­i­dents will be pleased to hear that the restora­tion of the Mt Buf­falo Chalet is in the off­ing.

Bill Sykes (MLA, Be­nalla) an­nounced re­cently that the de­liv­ery of ma­jor works for the Mt Buf­falo Chalet is a step closer with the pro­posal for re­de­vel­op­ment works cur­rently be­ing as­sessed.

The restora­tion works will come un­der the federal En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion and Bio­di­ver­sity Con­ser­va­tion Act 1999 and Her­itage Vic­to­ria.

Mr Sykes said a plan had been de­vel­oped by her­itage ar­chi­tects to help deliver the Vic­to­rian Govern­ment’s $7.5 mil­lion com­mit­ment to re­store and re-open the chalet.

Min­is­ter for En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Ryan Smith said “while the plans are be­ing fi­nalised, there are lots of good rea­sons to visit the chalet and Mt Buf­falo Na­tional Park”.

“A new dis­play for vis­i­tors has been in­stalled along with a new mo­bile cof­fee ser­vice at the Gorge, ad­ja­cent to the chalet,” Mr Smith said.

Guided tours of the chalet con­tinue this sum­mer.

The plans of the pro­posed works to this her­itage-listed build­ing can be viewed at her­itage/per­mits/cur­rently-ad­ver­tised­per­mits. RESTORA­TION IS GO: (from left) Min­is­ter for En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Ryan Smith with project co-or­di­na­tor Mt Buf­falo Chalet Re­de­vel­op­ment Project Peter Ja­cobs and Bill Sykes (MLA, Be­nalla) out­side Mt Buf­falo Chalet.

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