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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 15 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 15 November 2017


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 Novemebr 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...

Posted on: 1 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 1 November 2017

Upon being elected as a Councillor and then Mayor of Snowy Monaro Regional Council, one of my main priorities was to ensure Council implemented a cohesive and modernised Information Technology (IT) system.

When the three former shire councils came tog...Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2017

Mayoral column - 25 October 2017

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Since my last Mayoral update, Councillors met for the second meeting of Snowy Monaro Regional Council. There was robust discussion on many important issues for our region, and as a Council we’re committed to ensuring all towns/villages will prosper.

On...Read on...

Posted on: 19 October, 2017

Mayoral column - 18 October 2017

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I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable week since we last touched base. Last week, I highlighted the need for Council to look at the resources at our disposal to ensure we achieve greater efficiencies when it comes to maintaining the Snowy Monaro’s road...Read on...

Posted on: 12 October, 2017

Mayoral column - October 11

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On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the 50th anniversary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service at the stunning Yarrangobilly Caves. This is a wild and magnificent part of the country but unfortunately the caves fall just over the border into th...Read on...

Posted on: 4 October, 2017

Mayoral column – John Rooney

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At last week’s inaugural Council meeting, I was privileged to be elected Mayor by my fellow Councillors. This is an honour I’m extremely humbled by, and I very much look forward to representing this fine region as its mayor.

A little about me. I live o...Read on...

Posted on: 13 September, 2017

Administrator's column - August 30

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An extra $8 million was committed to the feasibility study that is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad to discuss Snowy 2.0 and the positive impacts it’ll have for our regio...Read on...

Media Releases

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Posted on: 13 November, 2017

Rising river alert - Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

Department of Industry – Crown Lands and Water today issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the Snowy River between Jindabyne Dam and Dalgety in southern NSW for Wednesday 15 November 2017.

The river will rise due to the fifth and last high-flow event in a series of five planned environmental releases from Jindabyne Dam to the Snowy River during winter and
spring 2017.

The highest flow rate will occur at Jindabyne Dam from 7am to 3pm on ...Read on...

More information can be found at...
Posted on: 9 November, 2017

Snowy Monaro Remembrance Day Services for Saturday, November 11


Berridale: Service commences at 10.45am at the Cenotaph.

Bombala: Service at the Bombala Cenotaph at 11am. People encouraged to gather prior to 11am.

Cooma: Remembrance Day service at 11am the Cooma Cenotaph. Gather at 10.45am

Delegate: Service a...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2017

Rates notices affected by external error

Snowy Monaro Regional Council regrets that a technical error by an external printing company has resulted in ratepayers in the former Bombala local government area receiving incorrect rates notices or not receiving their rates notices at all.

A technical error by the external printing company which has been used to print and distribute the second instalment of rates notices has impacted upon ratepayers with property in the former Bombala local government area.

As soon as Council became awar...Read on...

Posted on: 2 November, 2017

Upgrade and Improvement Work at the Bombala Water Treatment Facility

Council would like to advise that it’s planning to allow contractors to replace the main Switchgear and Control Assembly at the Bombala Water Treatment Facility. The Water Treatment Facility will not operate while this work is carried out.

This essential work is expected to commence at 7:00am on Tuesday, November 14 and is expected to be completed by 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 15

Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and asks residents to minimise water use for ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 November, 2017

Notice of Council office, landfill closures – from 1 pm Tuesday 7 November 2017

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that Council’s offices (Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne) and all waste facilities (landfills and transfer stations) will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday, November 7.

Office locations and waste facilities will reopen on Wednesday, November 8 for usual operating hours.

Council’s after hours service will still be available during this time, please call 1300 345 345.

Council’s library facilities, aged-care faciliti...Read on...

Posted on: 26 October, 2017

Council alleviates access issues to Jindabyne’s Nuggets Crossing

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is addressing accessibility issues in Jindabyne’s CBD with a temporary footpath being constructed to provide all-abilities access to Nuggets Crossing businesses on Snowy River Avenue.

Council is in the process of establishing temporary arrangements that will allow people with a disability, access to Nuggets Crossing businesses from Snowy River Avenue.

All-abilities access from Snowy River Avenue to the relevant businesses will be i...Read on...

Posted on: 19 October, 2017

Shopping trailblazers ready for Garage Sale treasures

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If you love a bargain, and believe in the adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then the Garage Sale Trail is just for you.

With a record number of garage sales registered for the weekend of Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, locals are set for two-days of shopping delight.

This year’s Garage Sale Trail already has more than 50 registered sales across the Snowy Mo...Read on...

Link to Garage Sale Trail Website...
Posted on: 12 October, 2017

Nominations called for Australia Day Awards


From the friendly faces running the barbecue at a community event, to those proudly holding their coins buckets aloft, the Snowy Monaro is home to many dedicated volunteers.

Their tireless efforts ensure our towns and villages continue being the vibrant communities they are.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards will recognise the outstanding contribution individuals and groups make to our community. Nominat...Read on...

Nomination form...
Posted on: 28 September, 2017

Water main and service replacement work for Adina Place, Cooma


Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that weather permitting, water main replacement work is scheduled to commence in Adina Place, Cooma.

This essential work is expected to commence on the Monday, October 9 and is expected to be completed on Friday, October 27. Works will be carried out between 7:30am and 4:30pm.

A partial road and full road closure will be required when the water main a...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: 26 September, 2017

Bombala students present playground ideas to Council


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: 26 September, 2017

Waste Facilities Closure Labour Day – Monday 2 October

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise Residents and Businesses that Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala Landfill facilities will be closed on the Labour Day Public Holiday, Monday 2 October 2017.

Numeralla and Bredbo Transfer Stations will be open as per normal operating hours.

All Council Resource and Waste Facilities will return to normal operating hours Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Please note ALL Domestic Kerbside Collections will proceed ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 September, 2017

Upgrades to Bombala Water Treatment Facility

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that it will be upgrading the main electrical distribution board at the Bombala Water Treatment Facility.

The Water Treatment Facility will not operate while this work is carried out.

This essential work is to commence at 7:00am on Tuesday, September 26 and is expected to be completed by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 27.

Council requests residents mini...Read on...

Posted on: 27 August, 2017

Lake Jindabyne Community Trail Access Closed at Widow’s Inlet Boat Ramp

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The Lake Jindabyne Community Trail is temporarily closed at the Widow’s Inlet boat ramp. Construction works for the NSW Marine Rescue Shed have commenced and are expected to continue until the end of October.

Trail users are advised to avoid the construction site until works are complete.

During this period there will be no through access from Jindabyne to Hatchery Bay. Trail users may access the trail north of the construction site via Curiosity Rocks or H...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: 7 September, 2017

Council assures Jindabyne residents their drinking water is safe

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to assure Jindabyne residents that its drinking water is of a safe and reliable quality.

Council has in place a number of measures to ensure the Jindabyne water supply is of a high quality with regular testing complying with state government regulations.

Council is disappointed that recent media reports have cast aspersions over the qualit...Read on...

Posted on: 5 September, 2017

Council celebrates Meals on Wheels Week

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A group of dedicated locals gathered at Cooma’s Werri-Nina Centre to celebrate Meals on Wheels Week, paying tribute to past and present volunteers who have kept this vital service running.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council facilitates the Meals on Wheels service and through the help of its volunteers, delivers meals to almost 60 clients each week.

Council’s Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Debbie Sewell, joined General Manager, Joe Vescio, Direc...Read on...

Posted on: 22 August, 2017

Council meetings to be webcast


Council is set to webcast its council meetings in a move enabling locals to watch democracy in action. Webcasting council meetings is an exciting initiative allowing Snowy Monaro residents to engage with council in a new and engaging manner.

Webcast technology has been installed in the Cooma Council Chambers with meetings held in Cooma to be live streamed online. Locals will be able to tune in for the first meeting of the soon-to-be elected Council.

The use of this technology provides coun...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: 16 August, 2017

Council secures major funding for Bombala

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has secured a major funding boost for Bombala residents with $7 million allocated for the Bombala Sewage Treatment Plant.

Council will contribute $3.5 million towards this important project with the other $3.5 million coming courtesy of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, said Council’s hard work ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Recycle Right - Information days for Bombala, Delegate

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As part of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s ongoing recycling education campaign across the region, Council’s Resource and Waste Education team will be out and about in Bombala and Delegate on Monday, August 21, and Tuesday, August 22.

The aim of their visit is to help spread the ‘Recycle Right’ message. They will provide information to businesses and residents on how the new comingled bin system works and what can (and can’t) go in the yellow lidded recycling bins.

The Resource and ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 August, 2017

Voting underway in Your Say Snowy Monaro photography competition

Whether it’s the snow-capped peaks, the rolling Monaro hills or a platypus on a river bank, the Snowy Monaro is a photographer’s paradise. From its diverse people to its unique industries, the region has been captured like never before.

Hundreds of stunning images have been submitted in Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Your Say Snowy Monaro photography competition. Nominations flooded in across five categories: built environment, events and people, landscape, local industry, and your Snow...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Locals reminded of changes to kerbside collection for Bombala region

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to remind residents of Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart and Delegate areas that they should be using their new waste and comingled recycling bins.

Kerbside waste bins (red lidded) will be collected each Monday for all collection areas in the Bombala region. Please present your waste bins to the kerbside on Sunday evenings for collection Monday.

Kerbside recycling bins (yellow lidded) will be coll...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: 20 July, 2017

Council urges drivers to slow down

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is urging motorists to slow down following a six week speed monitoring campaign in Cooma. Speed display signs located on Sharp Street recorded some motorists travelling in excess of 100km/h in the 60km/h speed zone.

Speed display signs were placed on each side of Lambie Street, in renewed efforts to encourage motorists to check their speed and think twice about speeding. From May 25 to June 23, the signs registered 190,000 vehicles passing through town. Nine percent ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Cooma’s kerbside recycling goes comingled

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is now making it easier for residents to recycle, with the introduction of a fully co-mingled service for the Cooma kerbside collection area commencing from 1 July 2017.

This allows locals to place recyclable items in the yellow lidded recycling bin. There is no longer a need to separate paper and cardboard into the black crate.

The black crate currently in use for paper and cardboard can still be used, but will event...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Changes to kerbside collection days for Bombala region

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to inform residents and businesses of Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart and Delegate areas of changes to kerbside collection days.

Kerbside waste bins (red lidded) will be collected each Monday, please present your waste bins to the kerbside on Sunday evenings for collection Monday - this change to service will commence Monday 31 July 2017.

Kerbside recycling bins (yellow lidded) ...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: 27 June, 2017

Bombala bin rollout set to commence


The roll out of new waste and recycling bins for the Bombala and Delegate region kerbside collection will commence in early to mid-July with Council continuing its commitment to improving the management of resource and waste across the Snowy Monaro.

Residents will have greater scope to recycle more efficiently in Council’s latest effort to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Residential and commercial properties that receive a kerbside collection will start to see the roll out of a n...Read on...

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...

Posted on: 8 September, 2016

Changes to Sundry Debtors Accounts

Council advises that as from 1 August 2016, for the 2017 financial year, the terms for Sundry Debtor accounts have changed and are as listed.

Debtor account terms;

• Invoices are now due 14 days from the date of issue.
• A $20.00 fee will be charged on overdue accounts.• Interest will be charged on outstanding accounts. The interest rate for the 2017 financial year is currently 8...Read on...