Notice from Directors

Hello Members,

This email is intended to update members on the current status of this years skiing season.

There is every confidence that the 2020 season will proceed, but with conditions to manage risk.

The Directors are currently working on a risk management plan for Redwood, details will be circulated when complete.

In the meantime, we are planning to open the lodge from 4th July 2020.

We are requesting members to confirm their booking now with a payment.

It is important that we know your intentions so we can plan and ensure sufficient income to cover our costs.

Unconfirmed accommodation (shown in lower case) will be available to new requests.

2020 Ski Season - Public Health Orders and COVID-19 Restrictions

NSW Government agencies and industry groups are working together to support an opening date for the 2020 ski season. This is subject to NSW Health and its consideration of a COVID Safe operating plan for the Snowy Mountains resorts.
From 15 May 2020 the NSW Government began to ease the COVID-19 restrictions. More detail is available at NSW Government COVID-19 website.
This is the beginning of the Federal Government's road map to recovery.  Refer to Coronavirus Roadmap to Recovery. Each step in the roadmap comes into effect across the state through implementation of NSW Government legislation.
On 20 May 2020 the NSW Premier and Deputy Premier announced that regional travel for the purpose of holidays will be permitted within NSW from 1 June 2020. This requires everyone to be able to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.
NSW Health will make a determination on whether this applies to the operation of the NSW ski resorts.
Currently, it is not clear when an opening of the ski season can proceed, and if so, to what degree.  NSW Health is the lead authority in making this decision, based on the ski resorts and the Snowy Mountains region's ability to operate in a COVID Safe way.
To be thoroughly prepared for the ski season if you are considering opening or operating your lodge, hotel or place of business, you are required to have a COVID Safe operating plan in place. You must fully consider how you can adapt your business operation to meet current and changing restrictions and maintain physical distancing, rigorous cleaning and hygiene practices to keep your staff and guests safe. This requirement also applies to sublessees.
Information to assist you to prepare a COVID Safe operating plan is available at Safe Work Australia and NSW Health.
NPWS recognizes that it may not be viable for all premises to open and operate under the health restrictions. NPWS supports your decision should you choose to offer only partial services or remain closed for this season.
As you would be aware the situation regarding travel and accommodation restrictions is ever changing however NPWS will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. You should keep up to date with information on the Federal and State government COVID-19 websites as restrictions and requirements are regularly changing.
Please contact your NPWS Property Manager or email npws.property@environment.nsw.gov.au if you have any further questions in relation to the above.

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History of Perisher

Hi Redwood Members,
On behalf of the Perisher Historical Society, I would like to circulate the knowledge among Redwood members, that my book is now published after 7 years of research.
If you recall at the Redwood 50th Birthday celebration I gave a presentation of its progress and intent.
Attached is a book synopsis with an order form and information about the Author, for those members who may be interested and those who are not familiar with me as one of the founding Redwood members.
Regards, Donald Johnston Committee member Perisher Historical Society Inc. NSW
About the Author Order Form www.perisherhistory.org.au