JINDABYNE based consultants TRC Tourism has released a feasibility study for the Snowy Alpine Heritage Centre on behalf of the Snowy Alpine Heritage Association. There is an extensive document plus a 12 page summary highlighting the key factors.
The Vision of the Association is to be an internationally recognised visitor experience in Jindabyne that celebrates the unique combination of heritage and culture embedded in the Snowy Mountains. This will be achieved by bringing to life the stories of the region’s past in an exciting and interactive way, while becoming part of the region’s growth in the future.
The study demonstrates that the centre could attract 58,700 visitors in year 1 to 134,330 in year 10 and generating over $5 million turnover by year 10. The centre would operate as a not-for-profit business.
There would be four themes, First Peoples, Pioneering and Settling Families, the Snowy Hydro Scheme and Leisure. Each theme would have its own gallery space and contain one dramatic interpretive media element to tell its story.
The association has recently met with government authorities and key people to present their feasibility study. It is expected now that the process of any possible approvals and further developments will be incorporated in with the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP) planning. The SAP has been an extension of the Go Jindabyne Masterplan and is expected to take a further 12 months of study before any main detail is released. It takes in the areas of Thredbo and Perisher, as well as Jindabyne.
A key aspect for the Association going forward would be to to secure an agreement on land and confirm site location for the project. Three sites have been identified for further assessment including West Jindabyne on the Alpine Way, Lake Jindabyne Foreshore and adjacent to the Snowy Mountains Grammar School.
The expected overall cost of the centre is estimated at $38 million.
The association are also in the process of establishing a website, but in the meantime you can view the summary here at link below.
View 12 Page Summary Document Here.
View 45 page 2019 Feasability Assessment Document Here.