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Mayoral Column

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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: 14 March, 2018

The region’s women celebrated in Delegate - Mayoral Column 14 March 2018

On Tuesday, Council in partnership with the Delegate Progress Association hosted the region’s 2018 International Women’s Day event. There were guest speakers, information stalls and the presentation of the International Women’s Day Awards. Congratulations...Read on...

Posted on: 8 March, 2018

Heart-warming community generosity - Mayoral Column 6 March 2018

I am continually impressed by the generosity of Snowy Monaro residents. I have mentioned previously how our region bands together in times of need, and displays a community spirit that we all should be proud of.

This community spirit was evident on Sa...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2018

Have you had your say - Mayoral column 21 February 2018

Our first Council meeting of the year was held last Thursday and with a large business paper to get through, the meeting didn’t finish till after midnight. Despite the late finish, there were many positive outcomes for our community.

I raised in my May...Read on...

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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: 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...

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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: 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...

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Posted on: 11 April, 2018

Almost 70m3 of sludge removed from Bombala water supply

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In further efforts to improve the quality of the Bombala water supply, professional divers have removed close to 70 cubic metres of sludge from the town’s water reservoirs.

The Bombala water supply received an extensive clean out recently as divers from Aqualift Specialist Reservoir Maintenance removed 69 cubic metres of sludge residue from two service reservoirs and the clearwell, at the Bombala Water Treatment Plant.

S...Read on...

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 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...

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: 27 March, 2018

Only a fortnight left to nominate for Snowy Monaro Business Awards

With just over a fortnight left to nominate, businesses are being encouraged to put their name forward for the inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards.

With just over a fortnight left to nominate, businesses are being encouraged to put their name forward for the inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council has partnered with the region's Chambers of Commerce to launch an...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...

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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: 15 March, 2018

Spraying season for Tussock and Lovegrass is here

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The spraying season for Tussock and Lovegrass is here, aerial spraying is a very efficient and cost effective way to ensure control on your property. Even accurate coverage and precision application in those hard to reach places ensures success.

Many farmers are already on board to spray tussock and Lovegrass this autumn, make sure you don’t miss out before the cold sets in. Contact Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Vegetation Management Officers to register your interest on 1300 345 345 or my emai...Read on...

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...

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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: 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

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: 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: 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...

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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...