Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts management review

The Perisher Range Resorts include the areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow.

These resorts form the largest skiing operation in the southern hemisphere, covering 1245 hectares of Kosciuszko National Park and attracting over 750,000 skiers and more than 350,000 non-skiing visitors each winter.

A review to identify a management model that will best secure the long-term future of the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts (the Resorts) commenced in 2016.


Management review

The purpose of the review sought to identify a management model to best secure the long-term future of the Resorts, through increased private sector investment and year-round visitor activities.

Currently, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Perisher Range Resorts. This includes lease management of the club and commercial lodges at the Perisher Range Resorts, as well as providing utility services such as the collection and disposal of waste, and infrastructure such as sewerage. NPWS also provides waste disposal services at Charlotte Pass.

Details of the management review are available on these web pages, including information about concurrent reviews relating to Kosciuszko National Park.

The Perisher Range Resorts include the areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow.

These resorts form the largest skiing operation in the southern hemisphere, covering 1245 hectares of Kosciuszko National Park and attracting over 750,000 skiers and more than 350,000 non-skiing visitors each winter.

A review to identify a management model that will best secure the long-term future of the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts (the Resorts) commenced in 2016.


Management review

The purpose of the review sought to identify a management model to best secure the long-term future of the Resorts, through increased private sector investment and year-round visitor activities.

Currently, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Perisher Range Resorts. This includes lease management of the club and commercial lodges at the Perisher Range Resorts, as well as providing utility services such as the collection and disposal of waste, and infrastructure such as sewerage. NPWS also provides waste disposal services at Charlotte Pass.

Details of the management review are available on these web pages, including information about concurrent reviews relating to Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Management Review - Update

    4 months ago

    The Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Management Review has concluded for Perisher Range. The Review remains ongoing for Charlotte Pass.

    It is confirmed that the stakeholder engagement, market engagement and expression of interest (EOI) revealed that a head lease is the preferred management model for resorts within Kosciuszko National Park however implementation is dependent upon a sustainable model, genuine participation by the private sector and concluding negotiations successfully.

    Perisher Range

    The expression of interest responses were evaluated for Perisher Range. On the advice of the tender panel, the NSW Government will not be offering a head lease to any proponent for Perisher Range at this time.

    A sustainable service delivery model for Perisher Range is important for the future of the resort. The NSW Government is investigating better cost recovery options for providing services at Perisher Range Resorts and will progress this in consultation with stakeholders.

    Charlotte Pass

    The expression of interest responses have been evaluated by the tender panel for Charlotte Pass. The panel resolved that the proposed request for tender (RFT) stage of the review can be better progressed through direct negotiations with successful proponents from the EOI. These negotiations are confidential. Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) advises that no final decisions have been made.

    Parties currently negotiating with the NSW Government for the head lease at Charlotte Pass have confirmed that existing sub-lessees will be offered first right of refusal for new leases. This will be contingent on a successful conclusion of negotiations.

    OEH is aware of concerns from stakeholders including lodge lessees, sub-lessees and club members at Charlotte Pass about the ability to take future bookings and recommends that sub-lessees may take waitlist bookings for the 2018 ski season. If negotiations conclude positively then sub-lessees may be able to confirm waitlist bookings subject to negotiation and confirmation of sub-leases.

    OEH anticipates that a further announcement on the progress of negotiations will be made early in the ski season. The current head lessee maintains its commitment to the successful operation of Charlotte Pass.

    The Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Management Review has concluded for Perisher Range. The Review remains ongoing for Charlotte Pass.

    It is confirmed that the stakeholder engagement, market engagement and expression of interest (EOI) revealed that a head lease is the preferred management model for resorts within Kosciuszko National Park however implementation is dependent upon a sustainable model, genuine participation by the private sector and concluding negotiations successfully.

    Perisher Range

    The expression of interest responses were evaluated for Perisher Range. On the advice of the tender panel, the NSW Government will not be offering a head lease to any proponent for Perisher Range at this time.

    A sustainable service delivery model for Perisher Range is important for the future of the resort. The NSW Government is investigating better cost recovery options for providing services at Perisher Range Resorts and will progress this in consultation with stakeholders.

    Charlotte Pass

    The expression of interest responses have been evaluated by the tender panel for Charlotte Pass. The panel resolved that the proposed request for tender (RFT) stage of the review can be better progressed through direct negotiations with successful proponents from the EOI. These negotiations are confidential. Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) advises that no final decisions have been made.

    Parties currently negotiating with the NSW Government for the head lease at Charlotte Pass have confirmed that existing sub-lessees will be offered first right of refusal for new leases. This will be contingent on a successful conclusion of negotiations.

    OEH is aware of concerns from stakeholders including lodge lessees, sub-lessees and club members at Charlotte Pass about the ability to take future bookings and recommends that sub-lessees may take waitlist bookings for the 2018 ski season. If negotiations conclude positively then sub-lessees may be able to confirm waitlist bookings subject to negotiation and confirmation of sub-leases.

    OEH anticipates that a further announcement on the progress of negotiations will be made early in the ski season. The current head lessee maintains its commitment to the successful operation of Charlotte Pass.

  • Stakeholder and community engagement online submissions analysis

    11 months ago
    Stakeholder community online submissions cover

    NPWS called for online written submissions from stakeholders on the proposed Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts management review.

    The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Online Submissions Analysis is a report that analyses those written submissions. Two parties have also requested that their written submission be posted so that stakeholders can view their position. Those submissions are also available here.


    NPWS called for online written submissions from stakeholders on the proposed Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts management review.

    The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Online Submissions Analysis is a report that analyses those written submissions. Two parties have also requested that their written submission be posted so that stakeholders can view their position. Those submissions are also available here.


  • Deadline extended for Submissions

    over 1 year ago

    NPWS welcomes written submissions from stakeholders.

    The feedback form guides you through specific questions however, we welcome general submissions beyond the specific questions. The feedback form permits the attachment of documents. Please remember to note in your submission if you wish for your it to be treated confidentially.

    The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 10 June 2016.

    NPWS welcomes written submissions from stakeholders.

    The feedback form guides you through specific questions however, we welcome general submissions beyond the specific questions. The feedback form permits the attachment of documents. Please remember to note in your submission if you wish for your it to be treated confidentially.

    The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 10 June 2016.

  • Stakeholder and Community Workshop Second Outcomes Report and Second Issues Register

    over 1 year ago
    Perisher stakeholder report may 2016

    In order to capture more specific feedback about Government’s vision for the resorts and the potential management models that could apply, a second round of stakeholder workshops were held in mid-April.

    This concise report provides a summary of the stakeholder feedback received during the April workshops. The Second Issues Register is a direct report of the issues that were raised at the workshops in mid-April.


    In order to capture more specific feedback about Government’s vision for the resorts and the potential management models that could apply, a second round of stakeholder workshops were held in mid-April.

    This concise report provides a summary of the stakeholder feedback received during the April workshops. The Second Issues Register is a direct report of the issues that were raised at the workshops in mid-April.


  • Submissions

    over 1 year ago

    NPWS welcomes written submissions from stakeholders. The feedback form guides you through specific questions however, we welcome general submissions beyond the specific questions. The feedback form permits the attachment of documents. Please remember to note in your submission if you wish for your submission to be treated confidentially. Submissions close on 31 May 2016.


    NPWS welcomes written submissions from stakeholders. The feedback form guides you through specific questions however, we welcome general submissions beyond the specific questions. The feedback form permits the attachment of documents. Please remember to note in your submission if you wish for your submission to be treated confidentially. Submissions close on 31 May 2016.


  • Market timeline

    over 1 year ago

    Market engagement process: June–July 2016

    The Market engagement process will raise awareness of the potential offering to market and sound out market interest and issues. This will also seek to understand market requirements and challenges with the proposed arrangements.

    Expressions of interest process: August–October 2016

    The Expression of interest process enables interested commercial entities to express their interest in being considered for shortlisting as a tenderer in a formal tender process. It is envisaged that through this process interested parties would be invited to offer their ideas to inform OEH’s commercial offering to market.

    Request for Tender process: January–June 2017

    The Request for tender process is where shortlisted tenderers will be invited to submit a tender proposal based on an Invitation for Tender by OEH. Tenderer submissions will be evaluated to identify the best value for money submission, against pre-agreed non-price and price related criteria.

    Implementation of new management arrangements: October 2017

    Market engagement process: June–July 2016

    The Market engagement process will raise awareness of the potential offering to market and sound out market interest and issues. This will also seek to understand market requirements and challenges with the proposed arrangements.

    Expressions of interest process: August–October 2016

    The Expression of interest process enables interested commercial entities to express their interest in being considered for shortlisting as a tenderer in a formal tender process. It is envisaged that through this process interested parties would be invited to offer their ideas to inform OEH’s commercial offering to market.

    Request for Tender process: January–June 2017

    The Request for tender process is where shortlisted tenderers will be invited to submit a tender proposal based on an Invitation for Tender by OEH. Tenderer submissions will be evaluated to identify the best value for money submission, against pre-agreed non-price and price related criteria.

    Implementation of new management arrangements: October 2017

  • Next round of stakeholder meetings

    over 1 year ago

    The second round of stakeholder workshops is being undertaken to inform the review of management arrangements for the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts.

    The purpose of the upcoming workshops is to:

    • Report back on the outcomes of the first round of workshops and the feedback stakeholders provided
    • Respond to the issues and concerns that were raised, identifying those that may not be able to be addressed through the management review process
    • Seek clarification on issues and concerns raised, and their priority and importance
    • Understand any new issues that may have arisen following stakeholder review and the first round feedback
    • Confirm next steps in the management review.
    The workshops will be by invitation and held in Jindabyne on 18 April 2016 4-6pm and Sydney CBD on 19 April 2016 6.30-8.30pm.


    The second round of stakeholder workshops is being undertaken to inform the review of management arrangements for the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts.

    The purpose of the upcoming workshops is to:

    • Report back on the outcomes of the first round of workshops and the feedback stakeholders provided
    • Respond to the issues and concerns that were raised, identifying those that may not be able to be addressed through the management review process
    • Seek clarification on issues and concerns raised, and their priority and importance
    • Understand any new issues that may have arisen following stakeholder review and the first round feedback
    • Confirm next steps in the management review.
    The workshops will be by invitation and held in Jindabyne on 18 April 2016 4-6pm and Sydney CBD on 19 April 2016 6.30-8.30pm.


  • Stakeholder and Community Workshop Outcomes Report and Issues Register

    over 1 year ago

    The first stage of the management review is stakeholder and community engagement, to ensure their views are known and inform Government's decision on the proposed management model it will take to the market. To that end, three workshops were undertaken in early March, one with local community members and two with stakeholders.

    This concise report provides a summary of stakeholder and community feedback about the key issues and concerns about the management review and how to create best-practice resorts. The Issues Register is a direct report of the Issues raised at the workshops.


    The first stage of the management review is stakeholder and community engagement, to ensure their views are known and inform Government's decision on the proposed management model it will take to the market. To that end, three workshops were undertaken in early March, one with local community members and two with stakeholders.

    This concise report provides a summary of stakeholder and community feedback about the key issues and concerns about the management review and how to create best-practice resorts. The Issues Register is a direct report of the Issues raised at the workshops.


  • Upcoming workshops

    over 1 year ago

    A second stakeholder workshop is planned for late April/ early May.

    Stakeholders will be notified of the dates in the coming weeks.

    Feedback from the first series of stakeholder workshops will be available online in early April.


    Comments and feedback

    NPWS are now seeking comments and feedback on the management review for the Resorts.

    A second stakeholder workshop is planned for late April/ early May.

    Stakeholders will be notified of the dates in the coming weeks.

    Feedback from the first series of stakeholder workshops will be available online in early April.


    Comments and feedback

    NPWS are now seeking comments and feedback on the management review for the Resorts.

  • Getting involved

    over 1 year ago
    The NSW Government values the views and knowledge of stakeholders and the community, and wants their involvement in the review. Gathering stakeholder feedback on the long-term vision for the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts is an important first step in the review.

    Stakeholder workshops
    Directly affected stakeholders, such as current leaseholders and business owners, and operators at the Resorts are invited to attend a stakeholders' workshop.

    Workshops are being held in the Sydney CBD and Jindabyne:
    • Monday 7 March 2016, 4.00 to 6.00pm at Jindabyne
    • Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.30 to 8.30pm, at Sydney CBD

    The NSW Government values the views and knowledge of stakeholders and the community, and wants their involvement in the review. Gathering stakeholder feedback on the long-term vision for the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts is an important first step in the review.

    Stakeholder workshops
    Directly affected stakeholders, such as current leaseholders and business owners, and operators at the Resorts are invited to attend a stakeholders' workshop.

    Workshops are being held in the Sydney CBD and Jindabyne:
    • Monday 7 March 2016, 4.00 to 6.00pm at Jindabyne
    • Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.30 to 8.30pm, at Sydney CBD

    Community information sessions
    Other local stakeholders and community members are invited to attend a community information session that is being held in Jindabyne:

    • Monday 7 March 2016, 7.00 to 8.30pm at Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, 10 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne.
    If you are interested in attending this event, please register.

    Comments and feedback
    NPWS will be seeking comments and feedback on the management review for the Resorts once initial stakeholder workshops and community sessions are concluded.