KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

The NPWS and ACT PCS has confirmed that 16 huts and buildings have been lost in the recent bushfires in the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP), including the Kiandra precinct, and the Namadgi National Park (NNP).

The following is a report of those structure that KHA caretakers assist the NPWS and ACT PCS with ongoing maintenance.

Burnt

10 structures have been lost to the bushfires:

KNP:

  • Linesmans No3 (1950) - Fifteen Mile Spur
  • Linesmans No3 (1980) - Fifteen Mile Spur
  • Vickerys Hut
  • Delaneys Hut
  • Happys Hut
  • Brooks Hut (still standing but badly burnt)
  • Bradley and O’Briens Hut
  • Four Mile Hut

NNP:

  • Max & Bert Hut
  • Demandering Hut

Damaged

2 structures have survived the fires but have sustained damage:

KNP:

  • Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys)
  • Jounama Homestead (ruin)

Survived

19 structures that were within the burnt out areas have survived. There were also many other structures that were not directly threatened by the fires and these are not listed.

KNP:

  • Gavels Hut
  • Brayshaws (Roy) Hut
  • Schofields Hut
  • Circuits Hut
  • Witses Hut
  • Cesjacks Hut
  • Boobee Hut
  • Broken Dam Hut
  • Mackays Hut

NNP:

  • Glendale Shed
  • ACT Forests Hut
  • Pryors Hut
  • Horse Gully
  • Brandy Flat
  • Frank & Jacks
  • Hospital Creek
  • Orroral Homestead
  • Orroral Woolshed
  • Bushfold No.6 Hut

For a complete list of all structures by HMO areas, of which KHA are the caretakers, please go to: Members Area > Hut Maintenance > Huts & Caretakers. These lists now show the impact of the 2020 bushfires on each structure.

The KHA applauds the enormous commitment that the NPWS and ACT PCS men and women have made to save the huts, homesteads and other assets within the national parks.

Bushfires Reconstruction Sub-committee

Rebuilding and recovery will be a long and difficult process that must be undertaken in cooperation with the NPWS & ACTPCS. Initially they will be working to open up safe access to the parks, with a particularly focus on those areas usually accessible to the public.

The Committee has created a new Bushfires Reconstruction Sub-committee. This sub-committee will coordinated KHA reconstruction efforts and resources and keep members informed through updates in the Latest News, found on the home page of the KHA website. This sub-committee can be contacted by email through the new email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Best Regards,

KHA Committee