A second multipurpose facility for Ben Lomond may be on the cards after the state government revealed it had engaged architects.
Cumulus Studios, who is designing the new public shelter for Ben Lomond slated for construction this year, has been engaged by the state government to produce concept designs for a second "multipurpose building".
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A government spokesman confirmed on Tuesday Cumulus was working on plans for a multipurpose building that may be used for visitor services, commercial operations and other uses.
The revelation comes after stakeholders on the mountain call for increased investment and an updated management plan.
Ben Lomond is Tasmania's second-highest mountain and its only ski-field quality mountain. Still, stakeholders say a lack of cohesion and a plan for the peak is killing its tourism potential.
Parks and Wildlife manage the mountain, but the management plan used by PWS is from 1998.
The government spokesman said it had identified the document be updated. They said as well as the 1998 management plan; there was a feasibility study done in 2015, developed in conjunction with the Ben Lomond Committee and the Northern Midlands Council.
The spokesman said its plans to build the public shelter, and a toilet in the lower car park, was proof it was investing in the future of the mountain.
"Last year the government constructed a new lower car park and undertook works to upgrade Ben Lomond Road. These works included widening and stabilising of road edges, replacement of wire rope barricading, installation of additional culverts and road surfacing, which were designed to improve safety and the visitor experience."