The Lodge Building History

The Lodge was built in the 1930s by the Hydro Electric Commission (HEC) when money and craftsmanship were no object. It was the centrepiece of the Tarraleah settlement and was originally built for the visiting engineers and directors. Well built and with every modern convenience of the time (plus free unlimited electric heating), housing was provided to some of the world's elite hydro-electric engineers. At its peak in the 1980s the town boasted the cottages,  3 pubs, 2 churches, extensive workshops, sports ovals, a post office, a butcher, a police station,  a supermarket and a school. However, after 50 years construction work was complete and the need for staff rapidly declined.