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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 16 January, 2019

Mayoral Column 16 January 2019

The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program is delivering important community projects throughout the Snowy Monaro. All our towns and villages are benefiting from this investment with projects covering: roads, public health, streetscapes, renewab...Read on...

Posted on: 9 January, 2019

Happy New Year - Mayoral Column 9 January 2019

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Christmas and New Year break. It appears many people have chosen to spend their well-deserved holidays here in the Snowy Monaro.

Our towns have been busy, the cafes full and judging by the amount of traffic passing th...Read on...

Posted on: 26 December, 2018

Mayoral Column 26 December 2018

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Day and enjoyed the occasion with family and friends.

A fantastic Christmas lunch was held at the Cooma Hub with many locals joining the festivities and sharing the day together. The free lunch was ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 December, 2018

Mayoral Column 19 December 2018

Christmas has come early for Snowy Monaro residents with a number of exciting funding announcements heralding a major investment in the region’s recreation facilities.

On Monday and Tuesday, I had the pleasure of joining the Deputy Premier and Member ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 December, 2018

Mayoral Column 12 December 2018

As we begin the countdown to the end of 2018, my fellow Councillors and I have had the honour of attending and presenting awards at our region’s local schools. I’m continually impressed by the many achievements of today’s youth and the outstanding way the...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2018

Mayoral Column 5 December 2018

While the rain has been well received across the region, it was lovely, not to mention timely, to see a break of sunshine over the weekend as thousands of cyclist arrived to test their stamina and determination over 170 kilometres of our beautiful regions...Read on...

Posted on: 28 November, 2018

Snowy Monaro welcomes third annual L’Étape Australia - Mayoral Column 28 November 2018

I often get asked, “John, you must clock up some kilometres travelling around a region the size of the Snowy Monaro?” The answer, of course, is yes. And I always add, “And what a pleasure it is”. While some days I can spend hours driving around the Snowy ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 November, 2018

Congratulations to newly appointed General Manager, Peter Bascomb - Mayoral Column 21 November 2018

Firstly, I’d like to start this week’s column by congratulating our newly appointed General Manager, Peter Bascomb.

On 9 November 2018, an Extraordinary Council Meeting was held to select the General Manager from the shortlist of candidates. I was imp...Read on...


Media Releases

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Posted on: 14 February, 2019

Calling all Rural Contractors

Council would like to meet with all Rural Contractors interested in offering pasture improvement/cropping services to local small farmers and hobby blocks.

Please email through your contact details and a list of machinery available/services you offer to council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au by Thursday 28 Feb 2019, for the attention Biosecurity Extension Officer.

Or phone Council on 1300 345 345. Read on...

Posted on: 11 February, 2019

Expression of Interest - Do you need Waste to Art Materials?

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Council is looking to provide repurposed materials from our waste facilities for artists to use in the 2019 Lake Light Sculpture event.

To enable the Council to donate suitable materials, we need you, the artist, to nominate what items you would like to use in your waste-to-art projects. For example, you might be looking for:
• scrap steel• timber offcuts
• pallets• milk crates
• f...Read on...

Posted on: 11 February, 2019

Upgrades commence for Cooma North playground

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The upgraded Cooma North playground is a step closer to completion with construction commencing on Monday February 11.

Following feedback from the community, a number of additional features will be added to the playground. These additions have been made possible through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

• Addition of an accessible concrete path, linking the exist...Read on...

Posted on: 17 January, 2019

Burra Bridge Road Closed for repairs

Upgrades to the Burra Bridge are expected to be completed by Monday 18 February. It was hoped the works would be finished by Friday 8 February, however heavy rain has delayed construction efforts.

The bridge will be closed during this period. Drivers should seek an alternative route between Burra and Michelago - Williamsdale Rd would appear to be the nearest appropriate option

To assist with alternative routines during this closure, please see...Read on...

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Posted on: 15 January, 2019

Jindabyne’s neighbouring towns to have their say on Masterplan

The communities of Jindabyne’s neighbouring towns will have their say on the Go Jindabyne Masterplan, a NSW Government initiative to revitalise the gateway to the Snowy Mountains.

Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the development of the Masterplan, will return to the area with a team of planners to hold a series of community consultation sessions in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January.

The visit i...Read on...

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Posted on: 16 January, 2019

Removal of Elm trees on corner of Amos, Massie Streets Cooma

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Council has resolved to remove six Elm trees located on the corner of Amos, Massie Streets in Cooma. Council resolved to remove the trees on Council land at its Thursday, August 2 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The decision to remove the trees followed a submission from the adjacent landowner that the trees are causing structural damage to an existing building.

Council resolved to share the costs of removing the trees located on the Council’s land and the adj...Read on...

Posted on: 14 January, 2019

Council wins national sustainability award

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has received the ‘Choose to Reuse’ award, recognising the way Council and the Snowy Monaro community embraced the nationwide reuse program, Garage Sale Trail.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is one of just 14 councils to receive an award for participating in the Garage Sale Trail, which is supported by 150 councils and groups across the nation.

“This award is the result of a committed and passionate approach ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 January, 2019

Centennial Park playground upgrade set to commence

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As part of the rollout of the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program, one of the region’s busiest playgrounds is set for an upgrade.

Work will begin at the end of the month to enhance Cooma’s Centennial Park playground with the new play equipment to ensure the recreational space is a favourite amongst children.

Construction is set to commence on Tuesday 29 January, and the playgroun...Read on...

Posted on: 14 January, 2019

Information on current water notices

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to inform the community that some current water notices issued on Monday 17 December 2018 may have interest incorrectly charged, and be showing in the arrears section of the water notice.

This matter is currently being investigated and any incorrect interest charged as a result will be removed.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please contact Council on 1300 345 345 if you have any concerns regarding this is...Read on...

Posted on: 8 January, 2019

Safely dispose of flares

With summer upon us, it’s the best time of year to be out on the water. Boat owners should be aware of the strict Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) regulations to carry flares on board and that these flares must be replaced before their expiry date.

• Do you know how to safely dispose of flares?
• Have you considered where contents of a rubbish bin go; and what happens if explosives start a fire in a landfill?

Flares should not be disposed of with general waste. They cause a significant fire haz...Read on...

Posted on: 19 December, 2018

Locals bowled over by funding announcement

Sporting facilities throughout the Snowy Monaro will share in $750,000 worth of improvements with a number of exciting projects to become a reality.

Showgrounds and sportsgrounds in Bombala, Dalgety, Delegate, and Jindabyne will be upgraded.

The funding has been made possible through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

On Tuesday, Snowy Monaro Regional Council ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 December, 2018

International Day of People with Disability 2018 – Celebrate Ability Festival

Snowy Monaro Regional Council was pleased to once again partner with local community organisations to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, with the Celebrate Ability Festival held on Friday 7 December in Centennial Park.

International Day of People with Disability is a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities. It is marked around the world with celebrations on or around 3 December.

The event featured live entertainment from the award-winning Cooma...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2018

Lake Jindabyne Shared Trail Network

Snowy Monaro Regional Council assures the community that access to the Lake Jindabyne shared trial network will remain in place under current access arrangements.

“Council continues to work closely with Snowy Hydro on our Lake Jindabyne shared trail network as options for future trail extensions are explored,” explains Mayor, John Rooney.

Snowy Hydro has recently called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a n...Read on...

Posted on: 13 November, 2018

New playgrounds get the ‘thumbs-up’

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Local children have given two new playgrounds in the Snowy Monaro the ‘thumbs-up’ following the official opening of both recreational spaces last week.

On Friday, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney joined Councillors, and local school students to officially launch the new Bombala Playground and Nijong Ninja Park in Cooma.

Delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Prog...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2018

Increase in graffiti and vandalism at all of Council’s Jindabyne public toilets

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Sadly, due to the increase in graffiti and vandalism at all of Council’s Jindabyne public toilets, the Banjo Paterson Park public toilets will be closed each evening from 9pm and will be reopened at 6am each morning for a trial period.

Council has been working closely with Jindabyne Police over the past few months to address graffiti and vandalism in Jindabyne.

Police will continue to do regular patrols around our facilities in Jindabyne throughout the trial period. We encourage anyo...Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2018

Bombala Playground ready for action

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Ready, set, fly. The new Bombala Playground has opened to the public and local families are already enjoying the enhanced recreational space.

Home to a new flying fox (the Double Sky Rider), the Bombala Playground is the latest project delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program.

Within the new playground, the existing all abilities swing set has been retained and ...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2018

Nijong Ninja Park a step closer to completion

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is excited to announce the Nijong Ninja Park is a step closer to completion with site works commencing today.

The Nijong Ninja Park is set to become one of the region’s most exciting recreational spaces. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September.

A grand opening will be held to mark the occasion with local children set to enjoy the play...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2018

Berridale Landscape Masterplan ready for action

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The Berridale Landscape Masterplan presents an exciting vision for the town, and Snowy Monaro Regional Council is pleased to inform the community the intersection of Myack Street and Jindabyne Road will be upgraded this financial year.

Council will also progress with the creation of shop signage at the entrance to the Highdale Shopping Centre, and formalising the car park outside the Coolamatong Snowy Mountains Country Club.

Berridale residents and the local business community will r...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2018

Upgraded Bombala Playground a step closer to completion

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is excited to announce Bombala Playground is a step closer to completion with site works commencing next week.

Ten playgrounds will be upgraded/constructed throughout the region as part of the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program. Bombala Playground is the first to be upgraded with works starting the week of Monday 20 August.

The revitalised playgro...Read on...

Posted on: 9 August, 2018

Locals set to splash into summer

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Families in Adaminaby, Berridale, and Bombala are set to make a splash this summer following Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s decision to waive pool fees for the upcoming swimming season.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 July, Councillors voted in favour of allowing free entry into Adaminaby, Berridale, and Bombala swimming pools. In a move aimed at boosting the recreational opportunities for local families, the 2018/19 swimming seaso...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Pesticides to be used until June 2019

Council would like to notify the Snowy Monaro community that pesticides will be used from August until June 2019.

Notice is given pursuant to Part 5 of the Pesticides Regulation 2017, that Council will be carrying out the following herbicide applications on roadsides, reserves, operational lands and Crown lands within the Snowy Monaro Region:
• Flupropanate products...Read on...

Posted on: 30 May, 2018

Bombala Platypus Viewing Platform re-design

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Following community feedback, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has committed to a re-design of the Bombala Platypus Viewing Platform.

At the March 15 Council Meeting, Councillors voted in favour of incorporating the Viewing Platform into the Therry Street redevelopment. The Viewing Platform will complement the Therry St upgrade, a project to be delivered through the Stronger Communities...Read on...

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Posted on: 16 May, 2018

Designs unveiled for Cooma’s Nijong Ninja Park

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The Nijong Ninja Park is set to become one of the region’s most exciting recreational spaces and it’s now time to have your say on the playground’s concept design.

Cooma’s Nijong Oval Playground concept design (Nijong Ninja Park) is available for viewing online at Council’s Your Say platform. You can view the 3D concept designs that outline proposed equipment and a layout of the playground.

The Ninja Park wil...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 15 May, 2018

Streetscape Projects

The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program Streetscape Projects are currently underway.

Council’s consultant team engaged in delivering the Streetscape projects have visited the sites and the next step is for Council to organise community meetings to discuss the community’s vision for these major improvements.

Council welcomes feedback f...Read on...

Posted on: 16 April, 2018

Bombala: Have your say on Major Projects

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Fancy playing on the new equipment at Ginger Leigh Park or taking a leisurely walk through Platypus Place in Therry Street? Perhaps you need to use the new amenities building in Maybe Street.

This will be a reality for the Bombala community in the next 12 months as Snowy Monaro Regional Council continues the rollout of the Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) Major Projects Program.

Council is calling on the community to have their say on the co...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 11 April, 2018

Feedback sought for Bombala’s Therry St development

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Snowy Monaro residents are being encouraged to provide feedback on the concept design for the Therry Street development in Bombala, a project that will be delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program (SCFMPP).

The area will undergo a significant upgrade with the design set to create a functional 'green corridor' along the Bombala River foreshore. This will complement the natural environment, providing a key link with the Bombala CBD.

Communit...Read on...

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Posted on: 20 March, 2018

Stronger Communities Fund – Major Project Program Delegate Sportsground seating

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Delegate residents are the latest to benefit from the delivery of a Stronger Communities Fund Major Project with the Delegate Sportsground receiving new seating.

As the latest SCF Major Project to be completed, the upgrades to the Delegate Sportsground will allow for improved seating options at the precinct.

Council worked with the Delegate Sportsground Committee to install new seats along the edge of the spo...Read on...

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Posted on: 12 March, 2018

A further three Major Projects delivered

A further three Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) Major Projects have been completed with cemeteries across the region benefiting from recent upgrades.

Bredbo, Nimmitabel, and Numeralla Cemeteries have all been enhanced as part of a major investment into public health works in the Snowy Monaro.

A new storage shed has been constructed at the Bredbo Cemetery, while the Nimmitabel Cemetery Committee welc...Read on...

Posted on: 13 December, 2017

Future playground design in safe hands

Buddy benches, reflection ponds, and even an innovative picnic table, were just some of the bright ideas Bombala students came up with as part of their studies into playground design.

Students from St Joseph’s Primary School have presented a range of thoughtful and captivating 3D playground models, paving the way for future playground construction in Bombala.

Following months of hard work, students presented their final playground d...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Stronger Communities Fund – Major Projects Program Calling all contractors, we need your help!

It’s set to be an exciting time for the region as Snowy Monaro Regional Council delivers 100 important community projects.

The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program has been approved and with a two-year timeframe to deliver the projects, Council is calling on the assistance of local contractors.

To ensure the program of works can be successfully delivered, Counc...Read on...

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Posted on: 30 May, 2017

Council Set to Deliver One Hundred Community Projects

Council in partnership with the NSW Government is set to deliver an unprecedented number of projects for its community following the adoption of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund – Major Projects Program at last week’s Council meeting.

Administrator Dean Lynch approved the $14 million Major Projects list with Council ready to deliver 100 projects across the Snowy Monaro region.

The $14m allocated for the Major Projects Program has been split evenly across the three former shires of B...Read on...