Sad but true. It’s all for the cars (4WDs). The dollars are “literally plowed into the mountain” by way of bulldozer all for the sake of parking. This new road will make access easier for the people going to the new proposed lodge to park directly under the lodge. No need to be exposed to the elements. Although I believe no-one is allowed to develop further without providing car parking spaces. Further down the road, the bulldozers continue to provide more spaces for staff parking etc. What about parking and providing transport from the bottom of the hill at Harrietville and providing employment and money to the local towns at the same time?

CRIKEY: This is one of the problems of have a commercial enterprise situated in a fragile alpine national park, but who is ultimately responsible? The RMB for their greed? Or Victoria’s minister for the environment, John Thwaites? With the mountain cattleman currently under fire for the impact made by grazing, it’s a wonder the bulldozers are given such free rein.

Get Crikey for $1 a week.

Lockdowns are over and BBQs are back! At last, we get to talk to people in real life. But conversation topics outside COVID are so thin on the ground.

Join Crikey and we’ll give you something to talk about. Get your first 12 weeks for $12 to get stories, analysis and BBQ stoppers you won’t see anywhere else.

Peter Fray
Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey
12 weeks for just $12.