KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

As at 15 Jan, the NPWS has confirmed that the following 11 huts and buildings have been lost in the recent bushfires in the Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Delaneys Hut
  • Sawyers Hill Rest House
  • Happys Hut
  • Brooks Hut (still standing but badly burnt)
  • Wolgal Lodge
  • Kiandra Court House
  • Pattersons Hut
  • Matthews Cottage
  • Round Mountain Hut
  • Bradley and O’Briens Hut
  • Four Mile Hut

Broken Dam Hut survived and the NPWS is continuing its huge efforts to protect the remaining huts. Included in the 11 are 4 huts that the KHA are the caretakers and assists the NPWS with ongoing maintenance:

  • Happys Hut
  • Brooks Hut (still standing but badly burnt)
  • Bradley and O’Briens Hut
  • Four Mile Hut

All should be aware that this crisis has a long way to go before it is under control. Also, rebuilding and recovery will be a long and difficult process that must be undertaken in cooperation with the NPWS. Until the fires are extinguished the NPWS will have many of its resources committed to fire control efforts. The KHA applauds the enormous commitment that their men and women are making to save the huts, homesteads and other assets within the KNP.

We will continue to keep you informed as more news comes to hand.

 

Best Regards,

KHA Committee