Mt. Buller, Victoria, Australia
In 2009 Mt Buller issued a brief to prepare a “Resort Master Plan” (RMP). This was a significant project as it incorporated both the on snow and village master planning for a 7,500 bed resort that had been in operation for over 60 years into the one document for the first time. It was a cooperative initiative between Buller Ski Lifts, the operator of the ski fields and largest stakeholder, and Mt Buller Resort Management Board, the government land manager and service provider. After an exhaustive selection process Cox Architects & Planners of Melbourne, Australia led the successful consortium of consultants appointed to complete the task. Brent Harley & Associates of Whistler, BC, Canada were part of the successful consortium. Brent Harley & Associates were engaged by Cox in order to bring ski field and alpine village planning experience to the consortium. The RMP was completed on time and on budget in 2010 to the great satisfaction of Mt Buller. Brent Harley’s contribution to the RMP was significant and he earned our respect with his extensive and practical knowledge of alpine planning which transcends international boundaries.