I’m pleased to let Ben Lomond Committee members and the broader Ben Lomond community know that we have today received from Will Hodgman written confirmation that ‘a re-elected Liberal Government will provide support of $60,000 to the Ben Lomond Committee to assist with improving the water supply for the Ben Lomond Ski Fields’.

This is tremendous news and recognition of the need and benefits of an increased water supply for the Ben Lomond village and ski slopes. This election commitment is the result of the BLC Submission to Government in October 2017 – with priorities discussed and determined at BLC meetings in 2017. Our submission was based upon recommendations arising from the 2015 Ben Lomond Feasibility Study (part funded by the BLC).

Subject to the election outcome, the existing village dam will be refurbished (dealing with the silt issue) and hydrological studies undertaken to permit expanded snow making. There is also scope to upgrade some of the pipe infrastructure.

The BLC will continue to advocate for more spending on the Ben Lomond Ski Field and we acknowledge the increased awareness across government of Ben Lomond’s potential(Parks & Wildlife Service, State Growth, Tourism Northern Tasmania, Northern Midlands Council).

Tony Gray
Ben Lomond Committee

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