Wednesday 19th June 2024

Work is almost complete at the AKS Factory in Geelong!  The new Containerised STP has been put together and is currently undergoing programming of the automation and wet testing of the plumbing services. The Plant will be dis-assembled on Friday, ready to make its way from Geelong to the Snowy Mountains over the weekend.


Tuesday 18th June 2024

Leed Engineering & Construction have been hard at work in sub-zero conditions, working to complete the required civil works to support the new Containerised STP.  Construction of a temporary Mass Bloc retaining wall is now complete, to support the access road running above the STP.  Leed have also been levelling out the area that the containers will sit on.


Sunday 16th June 2024

Work on-site has continued to progress over the weekend!  Leed Engineering & Construction have been engaged to undertake civil works to support the containerised STP.  This will include the construction of a temporary Mass Bloc retaining wall, as well as the levelling out of the works area and the installation of concrete foundations.


Friday 14th June 2024

Progress continues at AKS in Geelong every day!  Our containerised STP is being pieced together, the heat pumping system has arrived and the control panel is currently being installed.  Work continues at a great pace, with off-site construction due to be completed by Friday 21st June.


Wednesday 12th June 2024

The team at AKS have had a busy weekend, with work continuing 7 days a week!  Caged ladders have been fitted, work continues on the roof & access hatches and more equipment is arriving every day!


Friday 7th June 2024

The team at AKS are continuing at a cracking pace!  Chemical dosing equipment is being installed, media filtration units have arrived and testing of the heat pump units is underway!


Wednesday 5th June 2024

Work continues at great pace at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong!


Monday 3rd June 2024 – Fabrication work continues

All orders have been secured and replacement equipment is arriving at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong, while fabrication work continues on the containers that will house our new Sewerage System.


Thursday 30th May – Demolition & Pump Out continues

Demolition has been progressing well, with the removal of all loose & fire damaged cladding and decommissioned equipment achieved prior to the upcoming weather event.  In addition, the team have been pumping out the remaining effluent that was inside the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP).  The main STP tanks will be fully emptied and cleaned, prior to the commissioning of the new system.


Wednesday 29th May 2024 – Fabrication of Containerised Equipment Underway!

Fabrication of our new containerised equipment is underway at AKS Industries in Geelong.  After undergoing structural strengthening, doors and ventilation outlets have been added and the containers are getting painted Monument, a colour sympathetic to our surrounding environment.


Tuesday 28th May 2024 – Demolition Commences!

Demolition has commenced today on the components of the Charlotte Pass Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) that are being decommissioned following the fire.  Once these elements have been removed, structural engineers will undertake testing to confirm the integrity of the remaining structure.



Following the fire that broke out last Friday at the Charlotte Pass Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), the Charlotte Pass team have been working tirelessly to source a temporary option to enable the snow season to proceed.

Charlotte Pass Snow Resort have today announced that the 2024 snow season will proceed from Friday 5th July, in time for the start of the NSW School Holidays.

Lifts are scheduled to start spinning on Friday 5th July (subject to snow conditions).  Guest arrivals for all overnight accommodation will also commence from Friday 5th July.

Following extensive investigations, it was determined that the only viable option is the restoration of temporary services to the existing Sewerage Treatment Plant.

This has involved the purchase and rapid construction of bespoke containerised equipment to provide the necessary electrical, aeration, disinfection and treatment processes.

AKS Industries have been engaged to construct and install the containerised equipment.  Design and construction of the new equipment has already commenced, with fabrication occurring at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong.

Delivery of the new equipment to Charlotte Pass will occur the week of Monday 24th June, to ensure an appropriate period of time for the installation of equipment and commissioning of the STP prior to the resort accepting guests.

The proposal for restoration of temporary services has received the in-principal support of the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Planning, Housing & Infrastructure and the NSW Environmental Protection Agency.

Kevin James Blyton, Chairman of Charlotte Pass Snow Resort said ‘I am pleased that a solution has been found to ensure the 2024 snow season can continue.  We look forward to welcoming our valued guests back to the resort.

I’d like to thank the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for their support in leading the approval process to enable the use of temporary facilities this season’.

Angela Murdoch, General Manager of Charlotte Pass Snow Resort expressed her appreciation to AKS Industries for agreeing to undertake the project. ‘The task that AKS Industries has committed to is a mammoth one, with the construction work expected to be completed within a 31-day window.  The construction of these types of services would typically take several months.’

Guests with bookings for prior to Friday 5th July 2024 will be offered the opportunity to transfer their dates to later in the 2024 snow season, defer their booking to the 2025 snow season or receive a refund.

No public access will be available to Charlotte Pass Village until the opening of the resort on Friday 5th July.

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