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ADAMINABY STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed the Blyton Group’s commitment to fast track the rebuild of Selwyn Snow Resort, after it suffered extensive damage in the recent fires.
Mr Barilaro said the loss of Selwyn Snow Resort is a massive blow for the region, and in particular Adaminaby, but the NSW Government is committed to helping communities get back on their feet.
“The destruction in the Kosciuszko National Park from these fires has been devastating, with the Dunns Road fire sweeping through the region quickly and intensely. Unfortunately we lost Selwyn Snow Resort – a major asset to the Adaminaby community,” Mr Barilaro said.
“I have spoken with the Chairman of the Blyton Group, Kevin Blyton, on how we can rebuild Selwyn Snow Resort as soon as possible, to have minimal impact on the Adaminaby
“Unfortunately the damage to the resort is extensive, with much of the resort reduced to rubble. Buildings, power, water supply, sewerage and also the resort’s snowmaking facility have all been impacted. This means the resort will not be able to open for this year’s snow season.”
Discussions are continuing regarding the rebuild process, with engagement from both the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Mr Barilaro said he is also working on an alternative option to ensure tourists still visit Adaminaby this snow season.
“There is no doubt that the loss of Selwyn Snow Resort will impact our local economy this season, but I will work with the community to lessen the impact on local businesses”, Mr Barilaro said.
“Of course the rebuild of Selwyn Snow Resort over the next 18 months will also bring opportunities for local businesses, with the influx of local contractors and tradies.
“I encourage everyone to show their support for our communities devastated by these fires. When the threat is over, organise to visit to a bushfire affected town. Plan a day trip, have lunch and shop around in one of our many wonderful regional communities.”