Mt Barney Lodge will build a new multipurpose function room, office and interpretive complex – the Eco Basecamp.
The project will be co-funded by the Australian Government under the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants Program and required a dollar for dollar commitment of up to $250,000.
Innes Larkin, owner of Mt Barney Lodge and now project manager of the Eco Basecamp build says their successful application proves a small business in a regional area can compete on the national stage.
“I am extremely proud of the Mt Barney Lodge team that each contributed towards the successful application,” he says.
The Eco Basecamp project is designed to take advantage of the spectacular location at Mt Barney Lodge with near 360° views of Mt Barney, Mt Maroon and Mt Gillies, all part of the World Heritage listed Mt Barney National Park.
“What is really cool about this new building is we have included an interpretive area within the reception where we will be able to educate our guests about the World Heritage values of our region, the high number of rare and endangered plants and animals nearby, including the Glossy Black Cockatoo which is the inspiration for the building design.” says Innes.
In line with Mt Barney Lodge’s Advanced Ecotourism certification the design and materials for the building are going to be of the highest sustainable level. With recycled construction materials, minimal digging, natural ventilation and lighting as well as capturing water and solar energy the building will extend the sustainability of Mt Barney Lodge. (more…)