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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 15 February, 2018

Summer in the Snowy Monaro, a hot spot for tourist - Mayoral column 14 February 2018

The Snowy Monaro is renowned for its natural beauty. It’s a region we are fortunate to call home. This summer, the Snowy Monaro has been buzzing with tourists. The region’s appeal come the warmer months is continually on the increase as visitors enjoy the...Read on...

Posted on: 8 February, 2018

It’s show time in the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral column 7 February 2018

The first of our country shows was staged on Saturday with a fantastic crowd heading along to the Nimmitabel Show. Launching what will be a busy and exciting show season, the Nimmitabel Show displayed the very best of living in the Snowy Monaro. I had the...Read on...

Posted on: 24 January, 2018

Our Snowy Monaro has your Australia Day celebrations covered - Mayoral column 24 January 2018

Australia Day is a time for our communities to come together, to celebrate our country and the wonderful area we live in. We are fortunate to live in the Snowy Monaro. It’s a region I’m enormously proud to call home.

Cooma’s Centennial Park will host ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 January, 2018

Happy New Year - Mayoral column 10 January 2018

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I hope you and your family have enjoyed a relaxing and rewarding break. With the New Year upon us, I look forward to meeting many new people across the Snowy Monaro.

There was a wonderful turnout for the Christmas Day lunch at The Hub in Cooma. 40 loca...Read on...

Posted on: 20 December, 2017

Council meeting recap and season’s greetings - Mayoral column 20 December 2017

Last Thursday, Councillors met for the final meeting of the year. It was a long meeting as we discussed and deliberated on wide-range of issues.

In each of my Mayoral columns following a Council meeting, I’ll outline the key decisions we made and info...Read on...

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Posted on: 13 December, 2017

Generous Snowy Monaro Community: Mayoral Column 13 December 2017

I would like to start by offering my condolences to the family and friends of Neen Pendergast OAM, on her recent passing. Neen was a wonderful advocate for her community and served as a Snowy River Shire Councillor for 23 years.

Neen forged strong bon...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2017

Project O girls congratulated: Mayoral Column - 5 December, 2017

I would like to start by congratulating the Monaro High School girls who were involved in the Project O Colourathon event last week. Colourathon is an initiative of BighArt's Project O, a program that empowers young women in rural, remote and regio...Read on...

Australia Day Nomination Information....
Posted on: 29 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 29 November 2017

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We have certainly seen some much needed rain fall across the region over the last week. The rain didn’t spare the Adaminaby Races on Saturday with the races called off after an almighty storm hit. Despite the weather, I had pleasure of attending the Adami...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 15 November 2017

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I hope you have all had an enjoyable week since last Wednesday’s update. I had the privilege of opening the first Michelago Spring Fair on Sunday. It was a wonderful occasion to show off the town and the day was a great success. The weather was nice and M...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 8 November 2017

What a wonderful weekend we were treated to in the Snowy Monaro. It was jam-packed with events that attracted thousands of visitors to the region. The Snowy Monaro has some wonderful events throughout the year, and I hope you were able to enjoy a few of t...Read on...


Media Releases

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Posted on: 21 February, 2018

Road Works Update – Leesville Estate

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Work has been scheduled to complete road sealing at Leesville Estate, this work is to be completed in two phases.

Weather permitting, the first phase of hot mix patching works are scheduled to commence Thursday 22 February and should be completed by Friday 23 February 2018, between approx 8.00am and 4.00pm.

The second phase of resealing works are scheduled to comm...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2018

Residents invited to have their say on draft Community Strategic Plan

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The community is being encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Snowy Monaro 2040 Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

Following its February meeting last Thursday, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has placed this important document on public exhibition for the next month.

The draft Snowy Monaro 2040 CSP outlines the community’s 20-year vision for the region.

Develope...Read on...

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Posted on: 12 February, 2018

Road Works Update – Bucky Springs Road from Bombala

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Work has been scheduled along Bucky Spring Road from Bombala and will include shoulder grading, drain cleaning, culvert repairs, heavy patching, vegetation control and resealing.

Weather permitting, works are scheduled to be carried out from Monday 12 February to Monday 12 March 2018 between approx 8.00am and 4.00pm.

There will be a speed restriction applied during the works of 40 km/h and motorists may experience short delays....Read on...

Posted on: 12 February, 2018

Barilaro announces over $735,000 for Bombala projects

Member for Monaro John Barilaro has visited Bombala’s Platypus Reserve and Racecourse to announce significant upgrades made possible by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, which is granting $735,974 to the two projects.

This significant funding is divided between Bombala’s Racecourse ($517,472) and Platypus Reserve ($218,502).

“The Bombala community has been calling out for upgrades to these facilities and I’m thrilled to be delivering the money that will allow for ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 February, 2018

Snowy Mountains showcased to national audience

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The Snowy Mountains will shine on Sunday when the popular breakfast tv program, Weekend Sunrise broadcast their weather reports live from Lake Crackenback.

The stunning natural attractions and tourism experiences of the Snowy Mountains will be beamed into hundreds of thousands of households across Australia on Sunday when Weekend Sunrise weather is broadcast live from the Snowy Mountains.

Member for M...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2018

Road Works Update – Monaro Highway at various locations from Imlay Road to Bondi Forest

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Work has been scheduled to resurface various sections under the RMS resealing program on the Monaro Highway at various locations from Imlay Road to Bondi Forest.

Weather permitting, works are scheduled to be carried out on Wednesday 21 February to Friday 23 February 2018 between approx 8.00am and 4.00pm.

There will be a speed restriction applied during the works of 40 km/h and motorists may experience short del...Read on...

Posted on: 18 February, 2018

Road Works Update – Various locations on the Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

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Work has been scheduled to resurface various sections under the RMS resealing program along various locations on the Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road.

Weather permitting, works are scheduled to be carried out on Monday 19 February to Wednesday 21 February 2018 between approx 8.00am and 4.00pm.

There will be a speed restriction applied during the works of 40 km/h and motorists may experience short del...Read on...

Posted on: 8 February, 2018

Feedback sought on extension to kerbside waste and recycling collection

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling for community feedback on plans to extend domestic kerbside collection services to the villages of Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Michelago.

Council has contacted residents, asking for their feedback on the potential introduction of domestic waste and recycling kerbside collections. The proposal is to provide residents of Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Michelago with a weekly waste collection service ...Read on...

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Posted on: 7 February, 2018

Council to celebrate International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day will be celebrated in the Snowy Monaro with women from all walks of life being recognised for their ongoing contributions to the region.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will partner with the Delegate Progress Association (DPA) on Tuesday 13 March to deliver an entertaining day featuring guest speakers, information stalls and the presentation of the DPA’s International Women’s Day awards.

...Read on...

Nomination forms...
Posted on: 7 February, 2018

BIOSECURITY ALERT - Orange Hawkweed

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We have recorded two incidence of this prohibited plant on private lands in our Council area.

If you see Orange Hawkweed (image on the right) please call Council’s Vegetation Management Unit immediately 1300 345 345.

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Posted on: 30 January, 2018

Council's Yallambee Lodge hosts Sydney students

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Council’s Yallambee Lodge played host to a dozen Cronulla High School students on Monday with the group‘s visit forming an integral part of their Golden Duke of Edinburgh Awards program.

To achieve the highest level of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the students are staying in the Snowy Monaro for a week to complete the residential component of the program. The stay is designed to push the students beyond their comfort zones. The visit to ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 January, 2018

Centennial Park tree update

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council will hold off removing an Elm tree in Cooma’s Centennial Park with a second arborist’s report being sought into the condition of the tree.

Council is committed to ensuring the publics’ safety, and following an arborist’s recommendation that the tree be removed, Council had planned to commence this action within the next week. However following community concern, a second report has been comm...Read on...

Posted on: 22 January, 2018

Council seeks input for flood, floodplain risk management studies

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be seeking community input on flood and floodplain risk management studies throughout the Snowy Monaro.

Council will undertake these risk management studies in: Cooma, Bredbo, Berridale and Michelago. Flood studies will take place in these towns to examine flooding cause by local rivers, creeks and overland flow paths.

Community workshops will be held in...Read on...

Posted on: 22 January, 2018

Centennial Park tree removal

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A large Elm tree in Cooma’s Centennial Park is set to be removed this week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council committed to maintaining public safety across the region’s recreational spaces.

It is anticipated the tree (on the corner of Bombala and Sharp Streets) will be removed in the next week, in time for Australia Day celebrations in the park.

Council will engage a contractor to carry out the work with construction fencing to be erected...Read on...

Posted on: 8 January, 2018

Council encourages safer disposals of sharps

Council is calling on the community to ensure they safely dispose of sharps (needles, lancets or syringes).

The incorrect disposal of sharps can pose a health and safety risk to people within the community or staff engaged in waste collection services. It’s important to remember that sharps should be disposed in the correct manner.

Sharps must never be place...Read on...

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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: 5 December, 2017

Introduction of ‘Pay As You Go’ fees for Bombala, Delegate Resource and Waste Facilities

At its meeting on Thursday 16, November, Snowy Monaro Regional Council resolved to introduce the adopted “Pay as you Go” charges for waste disposal at the Bombala and Delegate waste facilities effective January 1, 2018.

This means that from January 1, 2018 the waste disposal fees will be standardised across all of Council’s waste facilities. Details of the applicable fees and charges can be obtained from Council’s website and at any Council office or waste facility. Disp...Read on...

Posted on: 28 November, 2017

Public Notice - Presentation of Financial Statements

Council's Financial Statements are now available on Council's website and at all office locations. Submissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held, Wednesday 6 December 2017.

as per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act.

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Snowy Monaro Regional Council advises that the ordinary Council meeting to be held on 14/12/17 will include the presentation of t...Read on...

Link to view Financial Statements
Posted on: 26 September, 2017

Snowy Monaro Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to announce that Councillor John Rooney has been elected as the first Mayor of the Snowy Monaro region.

The inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council was held tonight (Tuesday, September 26) with Councillors Bob Stewart, Peter Beer, and John Rooney contesting the Mayoral vote.

Cr Rooney was elected Mayor ahead of Cr Stewart and Cr Beer.

Counci...Read on...

Posted on: 26 September, 2017

Bombala students present playground ideas to Council

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When it comes to designing a playground, there are no better brains in the business to consult than children.

The very ones who will be using a new all abilities playground in Bombala as part of the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program of Works.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council staff were invited to visit students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Bo...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2017

Tickets selling fast for Land Rover’s 70th anniversary event

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Tickets are selling fast for what’s set to be one of the biggest events of 2018. Hundreds of motoring enthusiasts have snapped up tickets for Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Cooma next Easter.

Land Rover lovers from across the country have been quick to secure their place at the four-day event with 500 tickets sold in just 72-hours. The Easter extravaganza will celebrate Land Rover’s connection to the region through the Snowy Mountains Scheme. ...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 August, 2017

Council reminds residents, water usage is your responsibility

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to remind residents that water passing through your water meter is your responsibility and is charged as water consumption.

Council is responsible for supplying water to your property’s water meter, as well as the pipework connecting from the watermain to the meter. Council is encouraging locals to monitor and maintain any leaks, in the pipework and fixtures, beyond the water ...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2017

Major event planned for Cooma and Snowy Monaro region

Plans are underway for the celebration of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary to be held in Cooma next Easter.

To mark the occasion, it’s expected 1000 Land Rovers will converge on the region with a bumper four-day program planned from Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2.

Following the success of the 60th anniversary, the event is being welcomed back by Snowy M...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: 14 June, 2017

New waste management contract for the Snowy Monaro

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Expected savings in excess of $5 million over five years under new waste management contract.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council and REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd (REMONDIS) have announced the beginning of the new waste contract for the region from July 1, 2017.

The tender for the waste and recyclables kerbside collections in Bombala, and the waste and...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...