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The building is in the main street of Kiandra.

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Also known as Kiandra Hotel, Kiandra Post Office and Kiandra Works Depot.

Brief History

KHA does not have this building currently in its huts list, but its historical importance and future prospects are very important to the area.

It is widely known that this building was built as the local court house and police station. It was later turned into the Kiandra Chalet (not one of the hotels), then a DMR-RTA depot.

The original Post Office was temporarily the Kiandra School of Arts' building and was built a few doors up the street towards Tumut. There were two other buildings that were hotels

It closed as a chalet in 1973, before Selwyn's Ski Resort really took off. Today it would probably be a viable accommodation place and cafe, their being no other between Adaminaby and Talbingo.

A Conservation Study exists for the building. The NPWS have tried to get someone interested in making it a commercial venture, but the restrictions imposed are exceptionally rigorous (as you might imagine in the NP), making it hard to run the place in a viable manner. Handling of sewerage, waste, petrol and parking are all obviously key issues.

Currently it is closed, and part is used as a main roads depot, including a newer building behind.

During December 2009, National Parks commenced work on the Courthouse to return it to much of its former glory. The first stage of restoration has now been completed, and Stage 2 will commence soon.

Caretakers - NPWS


References

It does not appear on the KHA Hut listing.

Download the 3D Model for Google Earth
here.

Profile last updated 25 May 2010.