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) is currently underway.


Management review

The purpose of the review is to identify a management model that will 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.

The NSW Government believes NPWS should focus solely on its core business of park management and leave the day-to-day operational management of the Resorts to the private sector.

Details of the management review and how to provide feedback on the opportunities available to current leaseholders, local businesses and interested community members 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) is currently underway.


Management review

The purpose of the review is to identify a management model that will 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.

The NSW Government believes NPWS should focus solely on its core business of park management and leave the day-to-day operational management of the Resorts to the private sector.

Details of the management review and how to provide feedback on the opportunities available to current leaseholders, local businesses and interested community members are available on these web pages, including information about concurrent reviews relating to Kosciuszko National Park.


  • Stakeholder and community engagement online submissions analysis

    8 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    Community information... Continue reading

    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.

  • Management review process

    over 1 year ago

    The Resorts are an important part of NSW's recreational and tourism economy, providing jobs and unique experiences in an alpine environment.

    The review aims to:

    • ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the resorts
    • identify a management model that will deliver year-round visitation and attractions while balancing the needs of the sensitive alpine environment
    • enhance the important economic benefits the Resorts provide to the local community and the people of NSW
    • establish the Resorts as world class, best practice year-round recreational alpine destinations.
    The review into the management arrangements at the Resorts will be seeking feedback from both stakeholders and the... Continue reading

    The Resorts are an important part of NSW's recreational and tourism economy, providing jobs and unique experiences in an alpine environment.

    The review aims to:

    • ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the resorts
    • identify a management model that will deliver year-round visitation and attractions while balancing the needs of the sensitive alpine environment
    • enhance the important economic benefits the Resorts provide to the local community and the people of NSW
    • establish the Resorts as world class, best practice year-round recreational alpine destinations.
    The review into the management arrangements at the Resorts will be seeking feedback from both stakeholders and the local community, and the market.

    Stakeholder engagement
    The management review will commence with an engagement process that collects feedback from current leaseholders, lodge and club members, businesses, and the local community to understand their views, ideas and concerns in relation to management of the Resorts. Participants will be invited to provide feedback on their long-term vision for the Resorts and to identify what needs to happen for them to continue to evolve into world-class resorts and a vibrant, year-round tourism hub.

    The information gathered during this phase will inform an expression of interest (EOI) process and will be a consideration in the final decision about the new model.

    Market engagement
    The next phase of the review will involve engaging with the private sector to identify potential management models. This engagement will provide information on how the Resorts are viewed and how they could be best managed to ensure a financially sustainable future.

    Following the market engagement process, the management review will be completed and a preferred management model will be approved. While a senior officers group will have oversight of the management review and make a recommendation about the best management model for the Resorts, the final decision will be made by the NSW Cabinet.

    Once approved, tenders will be called for the implementation of the new model.

    Statutory approvals
    Following the completion of the tender process and the selection of a preferred private sector proponent, a statutory approval process will be undertaken.

    The new management model is expected to be in effect by October 2017.