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2019 Social Event – August 3rd ABOM Mt Buller

2019 Social Event – August 3rd ABOM Mt Buller

You Are Invited

August 3rd 2019 4pm – 6pm. Moosehead Bar – ABOM Mt Buller

Drop in for some hot Canapés and a drink upon arrival…

Meet fellow Club Lodge Members and some of the Club Lodge Working Group. Slide by on your way back from the slopes or grab those fellow couch dwellers and come and meet your neighbours and other on mountain stakeholders.

The Club Lodge Working Group is a joint initiative between the Mt Buller Resort Management Board & the Club Lodge Working Group.

Please RSVP via Try Booking : https://www.trybooking.com/BDACY

www.mtbullerlodges.com.au

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MBRA Annual General Meeting 2019 Minutes

Dear MBRA member

Please download the Minutes of this year's Annual General Meeting including the Chairman's and Treasuer's reports.

MBRA 2019 AGM Minutes

Below is the presentation by MBRA Committee member Darren Moore for the Solar Panels project.

MBRA Solar Panel Presentation by Darren Moore

If you would like a copy of the Presentations by David Speirs and Mark Bennetts please email us directly and we will be happy to provide them as the files are very large and not suitable for download. 

Resort Management Presentation by Mark Bennetts 

Victorian Interschools Presentation by David Speirs

 

Solar Panel Installation for Mt Buller

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MBRA Members,

The MBRA is undertaking a feasibility study on a group purchase and installation of solar panels for siteholders and stakeholders on Mt Buller. Already, 40% of the MBRA membership have registered interest in this initiative and we would like to circulate this offer again to all of our members.

A similar project was undertaken some 6 years ago at Mt Hotham where 18 lodges joined together to purchase and install solar panels on their buildings. In 2018 those lodges have not only recovered their installation costs but are making money from electricity generation feeding back into the grid all year round. 

Solar panel location in Alpine Resorts in 2019 have the following attractions:- 

  1. Panels are 10-20% more efficient at altitude
  2. Panels are a further 5% more efficient at cooler temperatures
  3. Many buildings on Mt Buller have 3 phase supply which allows for greater power generation and income from power returned to the grid than most homes.
  4. Many of our roofs have good, uninterrupted orientation.
  5. Panel and inverter costs have reduced dramatically in price and we estimate that purchase and install costs are approximately a third of the Hotham project.
  6. Tariffs and Government incentives are attractive at the moment.
  7. Systems can have battery storage added with installation or at a later date. Battery size and power demands will determine backup capacity.
  8. Mt Buller village is growing and power supply remains an issue.
  9. Add green power to your apartment or club assets.
  10. An example on Mt Buller at the moment is a 4 year old 4KW PV system generating on average 4.6 Megawatts per year
  11. Depending on the system size it is estimated that your sites power bill can be reduced to zero over the year using credits in summer offset costs in winter.

The MBRA has undertaken a kerbside assessment of all Mt Buller sites to provide a report back to our Solar panel sub Committee.

MBRA Solar Panel Project Forum | Agenda

The MBRA is undertaking a project to pursue a group purchase installation of solar panels for site holders and stakeholders at Mt Buller. This Forum is a dedicated Q &A session where we can discuss Siteholder’s engagement, Commercial suppliers, summer/winter power generation, site criteria suitability, installation costs and next steps.

On Monday 24 June 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION
Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
310 Williams Road North, Toorak, VIC 3142


For catering purposes and if you would like to attend our Solar Panel Forum please Book Now for free via Try Booking.

Joel Dixon
Chairman
Mount Buller Ratepayers Association


chairman@mbra.asn.au
www.mbra.asn.au

 

Hard Waste Changed Arrangements

Hard Waste Changed Arrangements

When having lodge “cleanouts” please DO NOT put any hard waste items in Village rubbish huts or on the roadside as our waste contractor will not collect any hard waste items. 

This is considered illegal dumping and heavy penalties do apply if any hard rubbish is left in or near the rubbish huts. It is also very costly for Resort Management staff to continually collect, manage and dispose of these unwanted items. You are responsible for your own hard waste and you must take items to an appropriate disposal facility (see below). 

Where to take RECYCLABLE TIMBER AND STEEL ONLY: 

  • Clean, sorted and recyclable timber and steel can be dropped at Boggy Corner Waste Transfer Station. 
  • Open hours: 10.00am - 11.00am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (non-snow season only).
  • Contact Waste Contractor on 0427 411 418 well in advance to arrange access to the Transfer Station

Where to take ALL OTHER HARD WASTE ITEMS: 
At your own cost, other hard waste items (such as those listed) can be taken to Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre at 163 Monkey Gully Road, Mansfield: 

  • Mattresses 
  • Furniture (including couches/ chairs/ sofas, white goods, electrical equipment, appliances) 
  • Ski equipment 
  • Tyres 
  • Batteries 
  • Paint 
  • Construction waste

The below image is an example of what NOT to place in garbage sheds.

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Please click here for more information about hard waste and other environmental campaigns.

If you have any questions or require further information about hard waste services within the Resorts, please feel free to contact Environmental Services staff at Resort Management on (03) 5777 6077 or email info@mtbuller.com.au

Examples of what not to leave in Rubbish bins can be found here

 

Buller Interschools Association

Buller Interschools Association (BIA)

The Buller Interschools Association (BIA) is made up of the Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board, Buller Ski Lifts, Mt Buller Ratepayers Association (MBRA) and the Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce. This group collectively contribute financially to making this great event one of the best and most accessible events of its type in the world.

The BIA in Agreement with the events custodian Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) has secured the Hosting rights to the Victorian Interschools to be held exclusively at Mt Buller until 2023.  

Directors:

Mark Bennetts          CEO Mt Buller Resort Management

Laurie Blampied        General Manager Buller Ski Lifts

John Perks                Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce

Joel Dixon                 Mt Buller Ratepayers Association

David Speirs             Event Manager

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For more information please visit Victorian Interschools Website : http://vicinterschools.com.au/

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For more information please visit Australian Interschools Website : http://ausinterschools.com.au/

 

Duty of Care - Ski Club Lodges

Duty of Care - Ski Club Lodges - During Bushfire Period

When last summer's bushfires were threatening our alpine resorts, the question was asked, "What is the Duty of Care obligation to occupiers (members and guests) of ski club lodges."  The Alpine Resorts Working Group (of which the MBRA is a member) sought and obtained legal advice on this issue.  This advice is available to all our members to read and we suggest that members should consider and adopt the recommendations.

The document entitled "Memorandum of Advice - The Duty of Care of Occupiers of Ski Lodges & Bushfires" can be viewed HERE.

 

Lease Renewal

Welcome to the Lease Renewal Area.

For members facing Lease Renewal, you will find the following helpful:

    • Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy 2002, Part 1
    • Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy 2002, Part 2
      • Minister Approved Standard Alpine Lease, here
      • Presentation by the ARMB on the Lease Renewal Process, here
      • Compliance Documentation Proceedures, here
      • Food Safety Documentation, here
      • Liquor Licensing Documentation, here
      • Property Reports Example Documentation, here

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