Ensuring adequate provision is made at the Resort for both short-term and long-term parking is a major consideration for future development. The provision of on-site car parking in association with accommodation is limited due to shortage of flat land. On-site parking will increase pedestrian and skier safety as it reduces vehicle movements within the Resort. It will also reduce the demand for converting undeveloped Alpine land into broadacre parking areas.
Access to and within the Resort is a critical issue during the winter snow season. The current shared use of GAR by skiers, pedestrians and vehicles creates conflict and reduces the efficiency of traffic flow. The proposed GAR relocations at Hotham Village and Davenport are to improve vehicle access and circulation and pedestrian/skier safety. The movement of skiers from the Village to davenport will be improved by a new off-road skier access trail / path.
The document below is the Mt Hotham ACCESS AND PARKING STRATEGY and PARKING PRECINCT PLAN - DISCUSSION DRAFT – 25 FEBRUARY 2005. The draft paper outlines issues, objectives and strategies for improving parking within the resort. A public meeting will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 18th May 2005, involving the key stakeholders including the Chamber of Commerce, HSA, Head Lessees and Sub Lessees to discuss the ACCESS AND PARKING STRATEGY and PARKING PRECINCT PLAN.
The meeting will be held at the Saville on Russell, Russell St, Melbourne, from 8pm – 10pm. You are invited to have two representatives attend the meeting. Please confirm your attendance to Jessica Rose on 03 5759 3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 11th May 2005.
Written submission will be accepted by the Mt Hotham Resort management Board until the 30th June 2005. Following the closing date, the Board will consider submissions, form a view, and make a recommendation to the Minister for the plan to go to formal exhibition.
Written submissions should be forwarded to: Jessica Rose, Planning Officer, Mt Hotham Resort Management, PO Box 188, Bright, VIC 3741.