If you are interested in helping out with the reconstruction of the huts in NSW then please register directly with NPWS.
The KHA Reconstruction Sub-Committee has provided a list of names to NPWS of those members who have previously advised their interest BUT we strongly recommend that you also register directly by emailing the above address if you want to be sure you are registered Advise that you are are a KHA member when you register and also advise any skills and construction qualifications including WHS tickets and licence that you have. Whilst having regard to hard skills, NSW will prioritise attendance at rebuild workparties as follows:
1st: Caretakers and descendants and families of the hut builders.
2nd: KHA members.
3rd: Interested members of the public.
For the ease of management, the NPWS will set up a dedicated hut rebuild programme group on VIP, separate to the general KHA VIP group.
The first rebuild will be Sawyers Rest House on the Snowy Mountains Highway. Preparation is currently underway and construction to start 1 March weather permitting. So if you are interested then please register ASAP.
Negotiations are continuing and it appears ACT PCS are willing to consider the possibility of rebuilding huts at each of the sites provided they are not on the original footprint of the destroyed huts. A lot more painstaking work is to be done to progress negotiations.
(photo credit: Adam Klumper, January 2020)