Mount Hotham

Headworks Charges/Capital Ingoings

The Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (MHARMB) has adopted a new capital ingoings policy which affects the per square metre rate applied to new construction across the Resort at their April 2017 Board meeting.

This change was made in recognition of the need for the resort to expand and address the concerns of owners who have found that the current rate affects the ability to extend and renew accommodation.

The capital ingoings charge was implemented by the Resort to support the delivery of vital Resort services including sewer, stormwater, gas, roads and fire protection. Ingoings are levied on all new building construction and renovations and extensions to existing buildings. Ingoings are based on the increase in FECA of the development proposed.

The Davenport area will see a drop in its charges from up to $330 per square metre to as low as $140 per square metre. The fee is higher in the Corral and Davenport Central areas, in recognition of the works MHARMB anticipate it will need to undertake to deliver and upgrade services for increased capacity.

The rate also applies a lower rate to commercial development, aiming to encourage additional space for entertainment and retail in the Resort.

MHARMB Capital Ingoings Policy

Fully Enclosed Covered Area (F.E.C.A.) Definition

The sum of all such areas at all building floor levels, including basements (except unexcavated portions), floored roof spaces and attics, garages, penthouses, enclosed porches and attached enclosed covered ways alongside buildings, equipment rooms, lift shafts, vertical ducts, staircases and any other fully enclosed spaces and useable areas of the building, computed by measuring from the normal inside face of exterior walls but ignoring any projections such as plinths, columns, piers and the like which project from the normal inside face of exterior walls. It shall not include open courts, light wells, connecting or isolated covered ways and net open areas of upper portions of rooms, lobbies, halls, Interstitial spaces and the like which extend through the storey being computed.

Unit of measurement: Square Metres (m2)

Note: The definition of exterior walls in multi-tenanted buildings is to include the building as a whole, not the sum of the individual apartments.

FECA Definition