$100 Million Hotham development awarded to Belgrave Group

Mt Hotham development plans

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Richmond Developer Ben Genser of the Belgrave Group will develop the five level mixed use Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board building.

The new headquarters will occupy a 1905 square metre plot on 28 Great Alpine Road and will house the MHARMB headquarters, ski patrol offices, medical centre, retail, residential and a new hotel.

Mt Hotham development plans
Mt Hotham

The development isn’t the only property movement at Hotham. Wyndham Vacations bought Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge last year and the Sydney Morning Herald article also reported the purchase of the Dinner Plain Onsen Spa for AU$4.8million by a Singapore group to create a cancer clinic and wellness centre.

Kooroora Hotel development at Mt Buller
Kooroora Hotel development at Mt Buller

Mt Buller also announced multi million developments last year. The Grollo Group submitted plans for a $35million redevelopment of the Kooroora Hotel with apartments, nightclub and backpackers and the Ski Club of Victoria has plans for 12 units at The Whitt Apartments.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


  1. all sounds gret, but how on earth do we get to Hotham from Qld ? Know of hundreds of people from SE Qld who used to ski at Hotham. Now they either go to Queenstown NZ or USA/Canada or both.

    No one wants to spend all day getting to Hotham, when you can get to Queenstown in just over 3 hours or USA mainland in 12 hours.

    Sounds like Hotham has priorities all wrong.

    They need to either get commercial flights back into Hotham (30-50 seaters), which is not that hard or fly some bigger jets into Albury & express coach them from there. 737’s can land at Albury, but 100 seater jets might be better.

    There are aircraft of all sizes sitting at airports all weekend.

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