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Administrator's Column

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Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Administrator’s Column - 8 February 2017

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With everyone back on deck after a great break over the Christmas and New Year period, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is getting back into full swing. Council has been extremely busy with one, really important issue – the Bombala water supply. I would li...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Administrator’s Column - 1 February 2017

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The Bombala and District Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from Council, have developed an initiative to give their main street a much needed facelift. ‘Paint the Town Rad’ is an idea that is still being developed by the Chamber for the betterment of t...Read on...

Posted on: 7 February, 2017

Administrator’s Column - 25 January 2017

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On Monday 23 January the Community Recycling Centre in Jindabyne was officially opened. Snowy Monaro Regional Council received a grant for $139,300 to establish the Centre under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the was...Read on...

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Media Releases

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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: 3 July, 2017

Can you lead the way for the Snowy Monaro region?

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on locals with a ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for the region to consider running as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections.

Capable people who are committed to seeing the Snowy Monaro region prosper are being encouraged to nominate as a candidate for the September 9 council elections and help continue the work already started by Council.

“At Snowy Monaro Regional Council we...Read on...

Posted on: 27 June, 2017

Bombala bin rollout set to commence

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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: 26 June, 2017

Important Dates For End of Financial Year, 2017

With the 2017 End of Financial Year fast approaching Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise the community of the following cut-off dates for Receipting, Application lodgements, Creditors and Debtors.

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System receipting will be closed from 1pm Friday 30 June 2017 and re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday 4 July 2017. During this time manual receipts will be issued. Applications
Applications will be accepted during the receipting close-off period ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 June, 2017

Council apologies for unplanned water supply interruption at Delegate

Council apologises for unscheduled interruptions and restrictions to water supply conditions imposed on consumers in Delegate over the June long weekend.

The interruption was due to infrastructure issues beyond Council’s control which lead to an asset failure that impacted on water supply pressure and flow availability.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch explained that the component...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: 1 June, 2017

Water And Sewer Pricing Tariffs for 2017/2018

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Draft 2018 Revenue Policy states the proposed water and sewer fees and charges for consumers supplied by Council’s water supply and sewerage systems.

The following harmonised charges are proposed for water supply and is based on a “user pays” philosophy. Accordingly, the fixed access charge has been decreased and the variable usage charge has been increased:

Residential Water and Sewer Charges:
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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: 19 May, 2017

Jindabyne Beautification Project - Work Commences

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will commence the Jindabyne Beautification Project next week with work to start on the traffic median strip between the Town Centre carpark and Banjo Paterson Park.

Work is set to commence on Monday, May 22 on the traffic median strip on Kosciuszko Road. The project is part of the Jindabyne Action Plan with improvements to the median strip including the introduction of light and dark coloured cobblestones. The cobble...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2017

Kalkite Street Remains Closed as Council Listens to School Community

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has listened to the concerns of the Jindabyne Central School community, ensuring Kalkite Street will remain closed to traffic.

A meeting was held at the school last week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch joining council engineers, parents and members of the school council to discuss upgrades to Snowy River Avenue and the proposed plan to re-open Kalkite...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Bombala LRC Members Encourage Locals to Have Their Say

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The Bombala and Delegate communities are being encouraged to take part in what Local Representative Committee (LRC) member Gabrielle Rea has described as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.

Ms Rea who is an active member of her community and the Bombala LRC is calling on locals to provide feedback about the proposed projects through the Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Major Projects Program. Funding for these important projects has been secu...Read on...

Posted on: 20 March, 2017

Council Welcomes New Era for Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, has welcomed the Federal Government’s $2 billion injection into the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, has welcomed the Federal Government’s $2 billion injection into the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Administrator Lynch has thrown his support behind the announcement, calling the plan to...Read on...

Posted on: 13 March, 2017

Local Projects Become a Reality

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Twenty local projects set to benefit the region have successfully received funding through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council along with the Member for Monaro John Barilaro have allocated funds to these worthwhile projects. The successful grant recipients were announced today (Monday, March 13) by Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Ly...Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2017

Stronger Communities Fund - Major Projects Program

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is seeking community feedback on the proposed infrastructure projects to be funded under the $14m Stronger Communities Fund Major Project Program from the NSW Government for newly merged councils.

“I am looking forward to seeing the benefits these projects bring to local communities. I would encourage residents to have their say on what projects they see as the priorities in their community,” said the Member for Monaro John Barilaro.

“This fund ...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 August, 2016

Snowy River Avenue Road Condition Update

The transformation project along Snowy River Avenue, Jindabyne commenced in 2014, with work to produce a concept design showing Council’s future vision for the avenue.

In 2016, and in preparation for construction work currently scheduled for February 2017, Council engaged contractors to install stormwater pipes from Gippsland Street through to Kalkite Street; this work was completed in June 2016.

Unfortunately, a com...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...

Posted on: 29 August, 2016

Livestock Loose on Dalgety Road near Berridale

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Council has received a number of complaints in relation to unattended livestock on the Dalgety Road, near Berridale. Approximately 40 sheep including lambs and a bull are currently wandering along the road 5km from Berridale heading towards Dalgety.

General Manager, Joseph Vescio urges the public to drive cautiously until the road is clear of livestock.

“Council’s Ranger is currently on routine to bring the situation under control. In the meantime please drive with caution while travelling throug...Read on...

Posted on: 13 May, 2016

Snowy Monaro Regional Council - Office and Facilities Temporarily Closed for First All Staff Meeting

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All offices and facilities within the new local government area of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council will temporarily be closed on Monday 16 May 2016, between the hours of 8.30am to 1pm.

The closure is to allow the newly appointed interim General Manag...Read on...

Posted on: 12 May, 2016

Merger Announcement Handed Down, Snowy River to merge with Bombala and Cooma Monaro Councils

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council to replace Bombala, Cooma Monaro and Snowy River local government areas.

After months of anticipation, the State Government has finally announced their amalgamation decision, which will see Snowy River merge with Bombala and Cooma Monaro Councils. The Snowy Monaro Regional Council will replace the three current local governmen...Read on...

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