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Mount Selwyn - Snow Plough Facility

Whitcon was awarded this fixed lump sum tender for approx $3.5m, this intricate project was built in the heart of the National Park’s snow country. The facility was built to house snow ploughs and accommodate its operators for the RMS, servicing Mt Selwyn and the Snowy Mountains Highway in the most extreme of conditions.

The project was constructed to alpine codes utilising water that is pumped from 2 mile dam over a kilometre away, the project also relies solely on generator power given its proximity to any essential services. The project was highly complex in its nature due to the freezing environment and only partial occupation with no permanent power.environment and only partial occupation with no permanent power.