Tantangara Roadworks

Tantangara Road will be subject to roadworks for the next three weeks, as part of the Snowy 2.0 Feasibility Study.

The roadworks will affect access to Currango Homestead, Daffodil Cottage, Old Snowy Campground, The Pines Cottage, and Wares Yards Campground.

Work is scheduled to run between Monday, October 30, to Friday, November 17, and involves extra truck and plant movements along the section of road between Snowy Mountains Highway and Tantangara Reservoir.

Signs will be in place as part of a traffic management plan. For alerts pertaining to Kosciusko National Park check the National Parks and Wildlife Service website at any time.

Meanwhile, Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad is under the microscope again, with questions being asked about the rubble to be excavated during the Snowy 2.0 project.

Four thousand swimming pools worth of material is estimated to be extracted from the mountains to make room for the underground power station and tunnels that will make up Snowy 2.0.

Mr Broad told the Federal Senate last week that they did not know exactly what they would do with all the rubble.

“An enormous amount of community consultation” would be undertaken, Mr Broad said, adding that the company’s decision would be outlined in an environmental impact statement.

Mr Broad, and Snowy Hydro Chief Financial Officer Roger Whitby, told a Senate Estimates committee that the 27 kilometres of tunnels would be between 9.5 and 12.5 metres wide, along with a 200 metre long cavern that would house the underground power station.

The Snowy 2.0 Feasibility Study is due to be completed in December.