Thredbo lodge development application for new accommodation sub-division, the first in 30 years

Travel, Ventures

EVT’s Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT) has lodged a development application (DA) with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a new accommodation sub-division in Thredbo Alpine Resort, the first land release for sub-division in three decades.

The sub-division and release of 19 building lots for up to 186 new beds will be the first new accommodation precinct since the Woodridge and Crackenback Ridge subdivisions in 1986 and 1993, respectively.

The development is in line with the vision set out by the NSW Government’s Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Master Plan, a 40-year strategic plan to bring together planning and investment whilst boosting jobs and economic activity in the region. The sub-division will utilise land identified as a suitable site for new accommodation, located at the Thredbo Golf Course.

The proposed development has been in planning for the past two yearsin consultation with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Rural Fire Service, and other key agencies to ensure that the new accommodation precinct compliments and enhances Thredbo’s unique alpine village and fits within the natural environment.

During the development of the proposal, EVT commissioned design assistance from Robin Dyke of nationally renowned architects DJRD and Jamie Dawson of Dawson Design Golf + Resorts, alongside 10 independent technical consultants to ensure that the new precinct enhances both Thredbo Village and the Snowy Mountains environment.

Once completed, this development will help soften peak period accommodation shortages experienced in Thredbo and the broader Snowy Mountains Region. The development will also redesign the Thredbo Golf Course, retaining a 9-hole high altitude golf course, and the provision of a new access road and other village services.

Stuart Diver, KT General Manager said, “We are excited to submit a development application for the Thredbo Golf Course sub-division. This submission has carefully considered the NSW Government’s objectives to boost activity in the region, whilst ensuring we respect and preserve the unique Alpine environment we operate within. Thredbo has been voted Australia’s number one Alpine Ski Resort for the past six years and we aim to continue to deliver experiences that support this position.”

Whilst EVT will not develop the new accommodation, future developers will need to ensure sustainable design principles are followed under the Thredbo Development Guidelines, and any development fits with Thredbo’s unique alpine environment.

The DA was officially lodged on Tuesday 26 September and the timeline for approval will be dictated by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.