Skiers who have settled for a shipping container as a public shelter for the past three snow seasons will find solace in the fact building is scheduled to start on an all-weather shelter at Ben Lomond National Park.
After the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel burned down in 2018, Parks and Wildlife Service installed a shipping container as a temporary public shelter from the elements in 2019.
A new public shelter was commissioned by the department and was expected to be complete by Maythis year, but is now planned to be finished by March 2022.
Parks Minister Jacquie Petrusma on Wednesday confirmed the target was still on track and revealed PWS had engaged Tasmanian business Anstie Constructions Pty Ltd to build the new $2.1 million structure.
"This new shelter will be an important recreational asset in northern Tasmania all year-round," she said.
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