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Site Rental 2020

MBRA Update - Site Rent Relief


Dear MBRA Members and Stakeholders,


The MBRA has received the following information update this afternoon from Mt Buller Resort Management regarding Rent Relief.

Please see attached documentation regarding Rent Relief process.Should you have any questions please contact Emily Hamilton at Resort Management on (03) 5777 6077 or email property@mtbuller.com.au.

As more information is advised from Resort Management we will be back in contact with all our Members. 

Kind Regards

Joel Dixon
Chairman
Mt Buller Ratepayers Association


Please click here to download Rent Relief Process.
Please click here for accompanying spreadsheet.

 

Stage 3 COVID-19 Restrictions Mt Buller - 30th March 2020

Please see the below email recieved from Mt Buller Resort Management.

Following the Victorian Premier’s announcement this morning of stage 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) related restrictions across Victoria, we wish to advise that the Victorian alpine resorts of Falls Creek, Lake Mountain, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Mt Stirling will take the following action effective midnight 30 March 2020 and until further notice:

  • all of the resorts’ public BBQ’s, playgrounds, tennis courts and other recreational facilities will be closed 

Everyone at an alpine resort is required to comply with the requirements of social distancing and gatherings of no more than two people (except for members of your immediate household and for work / education). 

We remind everyone of the current Victorian Government advice that Victorians must only leave their homes for food & supplies, medical care, exercise, or work & education and that people should not undertake any non-essential travel. This means that people should not travel to the Victorian alpine resorts for social or recreational purposes or activities such as working bees until further notice. 

Visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for more information

 

Essential coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Essential coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Chief Health Officer of Victoria has advised that:

  • People arriving at an airport in Victoria on a flight that originated from outside Australia, or who have come into close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus (including 24 hours before the diagnosis) are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • People self-isolating must do so in a premise that is suitable for them to reside in for 14 days
  • People self-isolating must not leave the premises except:
  • For the purpose of obtaining medical care or medical supplies
  • In any other emergency situation
  • In circumstances where it is possible to avoid close contact with other persons
  • People self-isolating must not permit any other person to enter the premises unless that other person usually lives at the premises, or the other person is also complying with this direction for the same 14 day period, or for medical or emergency purposes.

 

Accordingly, any person who is self-isolating at Mt Buller must not enter these premises. Failure to observe these directions could result in a fine of $20,000.

Alpine Central, Village Square Plaza, the Chapel, the Supermarket and Celias toilet block.


Mark Bennetts

CEO, Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board

 

Support For Small Business

Dear Members,

You may have seen the announcement regarding the $10,000 Federal grant for small businesses impacted by the fires.

Most of the communication has focused on Towong and Alpine, however we wanted to make sure you are aware that it also includes small businesses operating in the Alpine resort areas.

More information here - https://www.ruralfinance.com.au/uploads//grant_files/small-bus-bushfire-support-grant-guidelines.pdf

Hopefully this goes some way to assisting businesses, particularly those Local Tour Operators that were significantly impacted.

 

MBRA Annual General Meeting 2019 Minutes

Dear MBRA member

Please download the Minutes of this year's Annual General Meeting including the Chairman's and Treasuer's reports.

MBRA 2019 AGM Minutes

Below is the presentation by MBRA Committee member Darren Moore for the Solar Panels project.

MBRA Solar Panel Presentation by Darren Moore

If you would like a copy of the Presentations by David Speirs and Mark Bennetts please email us directly and we will be happy to provide them as the files are very large and not suitable for download. 

Resort Management Presentation by Mark Bennetts 

Victorian Interschools Presentation by David Speirs

 

Solar Panel Installation for Mt Buller

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MBRA Members,

The MBRA is undertaking a feasibility study on a group purchase and installation of solar panels for siteholders and stakeholders on Mt Buller. Already, 40% of the MBRA membership have registered interest in this initiative and we would like to circulate this offer again to all of our members.

A similar project was undertaken some 6 years ago at Mt Hotham where 18 lodges joined together to purchase and install solar panels on their buildings. In 2018 those lodges have not only recovered their installation costs but are making money from electricity generation feeding back into the grid all year round. 

Solar panel location in Alpine Resorts in 2019 have the following attractions:- 

  1. Panels are 10-20% more efficient at altitude
  2. Panels are a further 5% more efficient at cooler temperatures
  3. Many buildings on Mt Buller have 3 phase supply which allows for greater power generation and income from power returned to the grid than most homes.
  4. Many of our roofs have good, uninterrupted orientation.
  5. Panel and inverter costs have reduced dramatically in price and we estimate that purchase and install costs are approximately a third of the Hotham project.
  6. Tariffs and Government incentives are attractive at the moment.
  7. Systems can have battery storage added with installation or at a later date. Battery size and power demands will determine backup capacity.
  8. Mt Buller village is growing and power supply remains an issue.
  9. Add green power to your apartment or club assets.
  10. An example on Mt Buller at the moment is a 4 year old 4KW PV system generating on average 4.6 Megawatts per year
  11. Depending on the system size it is estimated that your sites power bill can be reduced to zero over the year using credits in summer offset costs in winter.

The MBRA has undertaken a kerbside assessment of all Mt Buller sites to provide a report back to our Solar panel sub Committee.

MBRA Solar Panel Project Forum | Agenda

The MBRA is undertaking a project to pursue a group purchase installation of solar panels for site holders and stakeholders at Mt Buller. This Forum is a dedicated Q &A session where we can discuss Siteholder’s engagement, Commercial suppliers, summer/winter power generation, site criteria suitability, installation costs and next steps.

On Monday 24 June 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION
Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
310 Williams Road North, Toorak, VIC 3142


For catering purposes and if you would like to attend our Solar Panel Forum please Book Now for free via Try Booking.

Joel Dixon
Chairman
Mount Buller Ratepayers Association


chairman@mbra.asn.au
www.mbra.asn.au

 

Hard Waste Changed Arrangements

Hard Waste Changed Arrangements

When having lodge “cleanouts” please DO NOT put any hard waste items in Village rubbish huts or on the roadside as our waste contractor will not collect any hard waste items. 

This is considered illegal dumping and heavy penalties do apply if any hard rubbish is left in or near the rubbish huts. It is also very costly for Resort Management staff to continually collect, manage and dispose of these unwanted items. You are responsible for your own hard waste and you must take items to an appropriate disposal facility (see below). 

Where to take RECYCLABLE TIMBER AND STEEL ONLY: 

  • Clean, sorted and recyclable timber and steel can be dropped at Boggy Corner Waste Transfer Station. 
  • Open hours: 10.00am - 11.00am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (non-snow season only).
  • Contact Waste Contractor on 0427 411 418 well in advance to arrange access to the Transfer Station

Where to take ALL OTHER HARD WASTE ITEMS: 
At your own cost, other hard waste items (such as those listed) can be taken to Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre at 163 Monkey Gully Road, Mansfield: 

  • Mattresses 
  • Furniture (including couches/ chairs/ sofas, white goods, electrical equipment, appliances) 
  • Ski equipment 
  • Tyres 
  • Batteries 
  • Paint 
  • Construction waste

The below image is an example of what NOT to place in garbage sheds.

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Please click here for more information about hard waste and other environmental campaigns.

If you have any questions or require further information about hard waste services within the Resorts, please feel free to contact Environmental Services staff at Resort Management on (03) 5777 6077 or email info@mtbuller.com.au

Examples of what not to leave in Rubbish bins can be found here

 

Buller Interschools Association

Buller Interschools Association (BIA)

The Buller Interschools Association (BIA) is made up of the Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board, Buller Ski Lifts, Mt Buller Ratepayers Association (MBRA) and the Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce. This group collectively contribute financially to making this great event one of the best and most accessible events of its type in the world.

The BIA in Agreement with the events custodian Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) has secured the Hosting rights to the Victorian Interschools to be held exclusively at Mt Buller until 2023.  

Directors:

Mark Bennetts          CEO Mt Buller Resort Management

Laurie Blampied        General Manager Buller Ski Lifts

John Perks                Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce

Joel Dixon                 Mt Buller Ratepayers Association

David Speirs             Event Manager

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For more information please visit Victorian Interschools Website : http://vicinterschools.com.au/

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For more information please visit Australian Interschools Website : http://ausinterschools.com.au/

 

Duty of Care - Ski Club Lodges

Duty of Care - Ski Club Lodges - During Bushfire Period

When last summer's bushfires were threatening our alpine resorts, the question was asked, "What is the Duty of Care obligation to occupiers (members and guests) of ski club lodges."  The Alpine Resorts Working Group (of which the MBRA is a member) sought and obtained legal advice on this issue.  This advice is available to all our members to read and we suggest that members should consider and adopt the recommendations.

The document entitled "Memorandum of Advice - The Duty of Care of Occupiers of Ski Lodges & Bushfires" can be viewed HERE.

 

Lease Renewal

Welcome to the Lease Renewal Area.

For members facing Lease Renewal, you will find the following helpful:

    • Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy 2002, Part 1
    • Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy 2002, Part 2
      • Minister Approved Standard Alpine Lease, here
      • Presentation by the ARMB on the Lease Renewal Process, here
      • Compliance Documentation Proceedures, here
      • Food Safety Documentation, here
      • Liquor Licensing Documentation, here
      • Property Reports Example Documentation, here

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