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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 13 June, 2018

Council votes in favour of Lake Jindabyne foreshore No Stopping Areas - Mayoral Column 13 June 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and relaxing long weekend. With the busy winter period now upon us, we are starting to see plenty of traffic on our roads. In the last few weeks there have been a number of serious accidents on the Monaro Highway. Please dri...Read on...

Posted on: 6 June, 2018

Call for donations/sponsorship donation application - Mayoral Column 6 June 2018

The Royal Military College Duntroon cadets have finished their training exercises in Cooma with the final scenario completed at the end of last week. I would like to thank RMC for coming to Cooma, and for their friendly and approachable manner. The cadets...Read on...

Posted on: 30 May, 2018

Military Open Day well received by community - Mayoral Column 30 May 2018

The Royal Military College Duntroon cadets have been a welcomed addition to Cooma with their training exercises and presence is town of much interest to locals. I’ve received plenty of positive feedback regarding their stay. The cadets have been friendly,...Read on...

Posted on: 23 May, 2018

Snowy Monaro welcomes cadets from Royal Military College Duntroon - Mayoral Column 23 May 2018

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We are almost a week into the peace-keeping training exercise being conducted by the Royal Military College. 100 cadets are based in Cooma and you may have seen them out and about in the community.

I’ve received plenty of positive feedback that the ca...Read on...

Posted on: 16 May, 2018

Royal Military College - Duntroon Training Exercise in Cooma - Mayoral Column - 16 May 2018

You may have noticed military personnel in Cooma over the last few days. Don’t be alarmed, it’s part of a peace-keeping training exercise for the Royal Military College (RMC) – Duntroon.

The RMC exercise will run from Thursday 17 May, to Friday 1 Jun...Read on...

Posted on: 9 May, 2018

Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Continue to be Delivered - Mayoral Column 9 May 2018

On Monday night, the first Ordinary Council Meeting for May was held in the Cooma Chambers. We welcomed a new Australia citizen, Caroline O’Donnell. I had the pleasure of conducting the citizenship ceremony with Caroline’s family and many friends watching...Read on...

Posted on: 25 April, 2018

Snowy Monaro Youth Shine Bright at Awards Evening - Mayoral Column 25 April 2018

Last Thursday, Councillors met for the second Ordinary Council Meeting in April. Council discussed, deliberated and made decisions on many important items. Council voted in favour of taking ownership of the old Bombala TAFE Campus. This building is set to...Read on...

Posted on: 18 April, 2018

Have Your Say Snowy Monaro – Mayoral Column 18 April 2018

I have mentioned on previous occasions how our region is very much improving its reputation as an all-year round tourist destination. On Tuesday, the Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, strengthened the year-round appeal of the Snowy Monaro with a $27millio...Read on...

Posted on: 11 April, 2018

April, a busy time for Council - Mayoral column for April 11

Last Thursday, the first of two ordinary Council Meetings in April was held. As mentioned in previous columns, Councillors will now meet twice a month in a bid to reduce the length of meetings. This will ensure meetings are more accessible to the communit...Read on...

Posted on: 10 April, 2018

Sensational Easter in the Snowy Monaro – Mayoral Column 4 April 2018

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Easter weekend. It was certainly a busy time across our wonderful region as we welcomed thousands of visitors. It was fantastic seeing our towns and villages full with holiday makers. The Snowy Monaro has certainly ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 March, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tathra – Mayoral Column 21 March 2018

On behalf of the Snowy Monaro region, I would like to extend our best wishes and sympathies to the Tathra community. For many of us here in the Snowy Monaro, Tathra is the spot we choose to holiday, the place we visit on weekends, and an area we enjoy clo...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...


Media Releases

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Posted on: 15 June, 2018

Unauthorised camping in Council's sights

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In moves to curb antisocial behaviour, Council has introduced and is enforcing ‘No Stopping Areas’ along the Lake Jindabyne foreshore.

At the Council Meeting on Thursday 7 June, Councillors voted in favour of installing ‘No Stopping Area’ signs to help protect the amenity of the lake foreshore.

The signage will be placed between Curiosity Rocks and Poo Bay, and is targeted at the inf...Read on...

Posted on: 5 June, 2018

Road Works Update – Vegetation Control and Drainage Maintenance Works

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Work has been scheduled to maintain vegetation and drainage structures along various locations on the Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road.

Weather permitting, works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and are expected to be completed within approximately two weeks.

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

Posted on: 4 June, 2018

Waste facilities closure for public holiday

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that a number of landfill and transfer facilities will be closed on the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday on Monday 11 June.

The following waste and transfer facilities will be closed: Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne landfill facilities, and the Bredbo and Numeralla transfer stations.

All Council landfill and transfer facilities will return to normal operating hours Tuesday 12 ...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2018

Bombala, Bibbenluke, Cathcart & Delegate area Domestic Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection

From Monday 1 July 2018 all old dark green lidded wheelie bins will no longer be collected in the Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart, Delegate areas.

Residents who receive a domestic kerbside waste and recycling service in the Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart, Delegate areas and the enroute properties between these towns and villages are advised that from Monday 1 July 2018 that the old dark green lidded ...Read on...

Posted on: 31 May, 2018

Planned deck maintenance for Thurrung St Bridge, Cooma

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise, that weather permitting, deck maintenance work is scheduled for Thurrung Street bridge, Cooma East.

Work is planned to commence in the week of Tuesday 12 June and is expected to be completed within three weeks of work starting.

Work will be carried out between 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

A full road closure will be required for the safet...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...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 23 May, 2018

Council recognised as an industry leader

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been recognised for its work in the community with Council named as a finalist in six categories for the 2018 Local Government Excellence Awards (LG Awards).

From hosting major events, to increasing cultural connections within the Snowy Monaro, six Council projects are in the running to take home a LG Award. The Awards promote achievement and excellence in the NSW local government sector.

The following six ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2018

Changes to Snowy Monaro Regional Council Donations and Sponsorships

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Changes to how Council distributes donations and sponsorships to local community groups and events.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council recognises the valuable contribution community members, groups and events have for our region. One way to recognise the value of these contributions is the consideration of requests for sponsorship and donations. In order to...Read on...

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: 28 May, 2018

Military Exercise Update for Monday 28 May and Tuesday 29 May 2018

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Cooma residents are advised that the Royal Military College – Duntroon will be conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma, today's update is as follows...

Monday, 28 May 2018

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Court House- Minimum Security Facility...Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2018

Military exercise to take place in Cooma

Cooma residents are advised that the Royal Military College – Duntroon – will be conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma.

The exercise will run from Thursday 17 May to Friday 1 June. The exercise headquarters will be based at Cooma Race Course, Cooma. Staff Cadets (SCDTs) from RMC-D will be operating in and around the Cooma region.

Staff Cadets from the Royal Military Col...Read on...

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: 10 May, 2018

Council encourages community to keep recycling

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Council thanks community for their recycling efforts, and remind locals of the importance in utilising kerbside recycling collections, reassuring that recyclables collected in our region are still processed domestically and are not sent to landfill.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to thank the community for their recycling efforts, and remind locals of the importance in utilising kerbside recycling collections. Council is reassuring residents that the recyclables collected in the Snowy Monar...Read on...

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Posted on: 25 May, 2018

Military exercise update for Friday 25 May 2018

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Cooma residents are advised that the Royal Military College – Duntroon will be conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma., today's update is as follows...

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Crowd Control near Campbell Street- ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 May, 2018

Military exercise update for Thursday 24 May 2018

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Cooma residents are advised that the Royal Military College – Duntroon will be conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma., today's update is as follows...

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Medium Correctional Facility 0930-1130. - ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 May, 2018

Military Exercise Update for Wednesday 23 May 2018

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Cooma residents are advised that the Royal Military College – Duntroon – will be conducting a peace-keeping training exercise in Cooma., today's update is as follows...

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Radio hill- Railway
- Old Gym on Thurrung Street

Between ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2018

Military exercise Information Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018

The Royal Military College peace-keeping exercise is underway in Cooma, information for Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May is as follows.

Monday 21 May

Between the hours of 06:00am – 11:59am cadets will conduct their initial patrol into Cooma please expect to see people with weapons and hear some blank firing in or around the below areas:
- Court House (Crowd Control)- ...Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2018

Water main replacement - road closure for Alkoomi Place, Cooma

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that water main replacement work in Alkoomi Place, Cooma, is scheduled to commence next week.

This essential work is expected to commence on Monday 21 May and is expected to be completed within two weeks on Friday 1 June. Works will be carried out between 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

A full road closure will be required for the safety o...Read on...

Posted on: 14 May, 2018

Building supports in place at Cooma Hub

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise the community that due to a structural issue at the Cooma Hub on Vale Street, props have been installed to support one of the building’s pillars.

Yesterday, Council was informed that water damage has compromised the beam supporting the front awning of the building. Props have been placed under the affected area and one parking space is blocked off to ensure vehicles do not come into contact with th...Read on...

Posted on: 3 May, 2018

Water Main Replacement Project in Jindabyne and East Jindabyne

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Council wishes to inform all customers in Jindabyne that the water mains replacement project work has commenced this week and is expected to be completed by 30 June 2018 in Clyde St, Jindabyne and Jerrara Drive, East Jindabyne.

This project is part of the annual mains replacement program which Council has drawn up for the next 30 years and also to progress the asset renewal program identified in the Strategic Business Plan. As part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framew...Read on...

Posted on: 1 May, 2018

Council waste facilities operation hours survey

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is extending the period for the community to have their say on the operating hours of Council’s waste facilities.

Council is calling on residents to provide feedback on the operating hours of Council’s landfills and waste facilities in an effort to ensure the sites meet the evolving needs of the community.

The consultation period has been extended until Thursday ...Read on...

Complete the survey now...
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...

Provide feedback now...
Posted on: 11 April, 2018

Council commences Residential Aged Care review

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is undertaking a review into Residential Aged Care across the local government area (LGA), and will be calling on the community to provide feedback on the rapidly-evolving sector.

The review will support and inform Council’s commitment to the adequate provision of quality Residential Aged Care for Snowy Monaro residents. It will also provide Council with a factual assessment of the long term demand for places throughout the region....Read on...

Complete the survey now...
Posted on: 4 April, 2018

Mains Maintenance in Bombala Interruption to Water Supply

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As part of a program to improve our service to customers and the quality of the water supply, Council has engaged H&S Maintenance to clean the water mains in Bombala. Weather permitting, will commence works on Friday 6 April.

The works involved will result in an interruption to the water supply at your property on week days between the hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm. All affected residents will be informed via a letter drop.

The Contractor or Contractor’s staff cleaning the wat...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2018

Council will meet twice each month

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has resolved to hold two Ordinary Council Meetings each month. Meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

At the March Ordinary Council Meeting held in Berridale, Councillors unanimously voted in favour of holding an additional meeting each month.

Due to the volume of reports and matters coming before Council, the March and February meetings both finishe...Read on...

Posted on: 21 March, 2018

Cracking down on illegal dumping within the Snowy Monaro

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on the community to report any illegal dumping with incidents on the rise across the region.

Residents are encouraged to contact Council if they witness illegal dumping in a bid to maintain the Snowy Monaro’s natural beauty and prevent additional costs borne to the community.

The increase in illegal dumping not only affects the environment but...Read on...

Hey Tosser Reporting website...
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...

More information can be found at...
Posted on: 14 March, 2018

Cookbook the perfect recipe for social cohesion

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A multicultural cookbook is proving to be the perfect recipe for fostering social cohesion and cultural diversity throughout the Snowy Monaro.

Recently launched, the cookbook connected more than 60 of the region’s high school students with local home cooks. The cookbook came about through the Cooking for Cohesion project, a joint initiative of Snowy Monaro Regional Council, ABC’s Heywire program...Read on...

Link to multicultural cookbook...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

Additional Info...
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...