There’s a collective sigh of relief within the Blyton Group today as Charlotte Pass Snow Resort is now scheduled to open on July 5 in time for the school holidays.

A fire ravaged the Charlotte Pass Sewage Treatment Plant last Friday putting the 2024 ski season in serious jeopardy.

Following extensive investigations, it was determined that the only viable option is the restoration of temporary services to the existing Sewerage Treatment Plant.

This has involved the purchase and rapid construction of bespoke containerised equipment to provide the necessary electrical, aeration, disinfection and treatment processes.

AKS Industries have been engaged to construct and install the containerised equipment.  Design and construction of the new equipment has already commenced, with fabrication occurring at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong.

Fire at Charlotte Pass sewage plant threatens the 2024 ski season

Lifts are now scheduled to start spinning on Friday 5th July (subject to snow conditions).  Guest arrivals for all overnight accommodation will also commence from Friday 5th July.

Delivery of the new equipment to Charlotte Pass will occur the week of Monday 24th June, to ensure an appropriate period of time for the installation of equipment and commissioning of the STP prior to the resort accepting guests.

The proposal for restoration of temporary services has received the in-principal support of the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Planning, Housing & Infrastructure and the NSW Environmental Protection Agency.

“The task that AKS Industries has committed to is a mammoth one, with the construction work expected to be completed within a 31-day window,” reveals Angela Murdoch, General Manager of Charlotte Pass Snow Resort.

“The construction of these types of services would typically take several months.’

Guests with bookings for prior to Friday 5th July 2024 will be offered the opportunity to transfer their dates to later in the 2024 snow season, defer their booking to the 2025 snow season or receive a refund.

No public access will be available to Charlotte Pass Village until the opening of the resort on Friday 5th July.

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