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Posted on: 25 January, 2022

Reminder: ChemClear returns to the Snowy Monaro for 2022

Registrations closing Friday 28 January 2022

Registrations are now open for the next NSW ChemClear collection coming to the Snowy Monaro in March 2022. Council is encouraging our community to get their registrations in by Friday 28 January 2022 to dispose of unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals in o...Read on...

Posted on: 25 January, 2022

Council’s industry leading drone and machine-learning weed response

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Council’s biosecurity team gave a presentation to representatives of the NSW State Government and Local Land Services last Friday, 21 January 2022, to share the details of their industry leading drone and machine-learning driven weed detection program.

Council’s Biosecurity Officer Neil Murdoch, the program leader with a background in environmental science and technology, took attendees through the details of this innovative initiative with external technology partner Liam O’Duibhir from 2pi Software ba...Read on...

Posted on: 21 January, 2022

New Council’s first priority to fix immediate road damage

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Our region’s new Councillors are visiting and seeing first-hand the extent of damage to our road network from the continuous wet weather, visiting Michelago, Burra Rd and the flood damage to Tinderry Bridge site earlier this week.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is committed to understanding the extent of road and bridge damage so that works are prioritised and effectively utilise available funding.

“Our Council has secured disaster relief funding from the NSW State Government to...Read on...

Posted on: 17 January, 2022

Snowy Monaro Youth Skate Park Series kick-flipping off tomorrow

The first session of the Snowy Monaro Youth Skate Park Series gets underway tomorrow at Cooma Skatepark with youth from across the region set for a day of coaching, competition, giveaways and fun.

This free-to-enter grassroots sports competition series...Read on...

Posted on: 17 January, 2022

Ginny Stevens announced as 2022 Snowy Monaro Australia Day Ambassador

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The 2022 Snowy Monaro Australia Day Ambassador has been announced and Ginny Stevens, Finalist of the 2018 NSW-ACT AgriFutures Rural Women's Award and founder of the Active Farmers charity will be at the Cooma and Jindabyne events this year.

Ginn...Read on...

Posted on: 17 January, 2022

Eagle-eyes needed – Orange Hawkweed flowering in the Snowy Monaro

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We’re into the middle of January, which means one of the highest risk emerging weeds in our region – Orange Hawkweed – is in the middle of its flowering season. Council is urging our community to keep their eyes peeled for the bright orange flower heads o...Read on...

Posted on: 11 January, 2022

Return to normal services at Council’s Waste Transfer Stations

In order to minimise contact and potential virus transmission, Council trialled limits on services at Waste Transfer Stations to those who do not have domestic waste kerbside collection of the bank of bins access.

This has been in place for one week and was introduced again as it worked successfully when it was put in temporarily last year, during the lockdown.

Unfortunately, this has not worked again as planned and has now been revisited by Council’s Executive...Read on...

Posted on: 7 January, 2022

A historic night in the Snowy Monaro at first meeting of new Council

History was made last night in Cooma at the first meeting of the new Snowy Monaro Regional Council term.

Elected to the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor (through to September 2023) were Mayor Narelle Davis and Deputy Mayor Tanya Higgins. This is the first time the region has had all-female leadership plus a majority female-led Council (6 of the 11 Council...Read on...

Posted on: 6 January, 2022

Changes to Snowy Monaro library services due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Snowy Monaro Regional Library will close branches and move to click-and-collect from Friday 7 January 2022, with the popular home delivery service resuming from Monday 10 January 2022. The Mobile Library service will remain suspended.

As enclosed spaces with high rates of interpersonal contact, our libraries are high-risk locations for COVID-19 transmission. In line with Council’s Pandemic Plan, we are taking all necessary steps to keep our community and employees safe while maintainin...Read on...

Posted on: 6 January, 2022

Weed of the Week – Alligator Weed

We’re back for the final week of our Weed of the Week 2021/22 campaign. This week we’re looking at an especially invasive emerging threat in New South Wales – Alligator Weed.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages our community to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds. Knowing what to look for and how to help, we can work together to protect the environment, help our farmers and support our community.

This we...Read on...

Posted on: 6 January, 2022

New restrictions at Snowy Monaro Waste Transfer Stations

As of today access to regional Waste Transfer Stations will be limited to household domestic waste ONLY for residents without kerbside collection or access to a bank of bins, to help protect our region’s waste services against COVID-19 exposure.

These temporary new restrictions are a necessary precaution to protect our community and employees to ensure there is no interruption to waste services across the Snowy Monaro.

For residents with no access to a bank of bins or bin enclosure, and no acc...Read on...

Posted on: 5 January, 2022

ScrapMart Facilities closing to protect Snowy Monaro waste services

ScrapMart facilities closed at the Cooma and Jindabyne Landfills from Thursday 6 January 2022 in order to ensure that delivery of essential waste services across the region are not affected by COVID-19 exposure and increasing case numbers in the region.

The closure of these facilities is a necessary precaution to protect our community, employees and safeguard our region’s critical services in the face of exponentially high COVID-19 case numbers across the state in the holiday period where people are trav...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2021

Cemetery Advisory Committee celebrates project achievements at end of term

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The Cemetery Advisory Committee last month held their final meeting for this Council term.

The committed group of volunteers from across the Snowy Monaro have worked tirelessly over the last four years to ensure that our cemeteries are cared for with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Cemeteries are open to the community year-round and th...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2021

Weed of the Week – Coolatai Grass

In week eight of our Weed of the Week campaign, we continue to share important information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re looking at an emerging threat in the Snowy Monaro – Coolatai Grass.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages our community to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds. Knowing what to look for and how to help, we can work together protect the environment, help our farmers and support our community.

The impact...Read on...

Posted on: 22 December, 2021

New Councillors declared with first meeting to be held 6 January 2022

The formal challenge period is now complete so the 2021 Local Government Election is officially over.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council congratulates those who have been declared as elected to Council:
• Christopher Hanna • Tanya Higgins
• Narelle Davis• Tricia Hopkins
• Karlee Pateman• Bob Stewart
• Lynda Summers• John Last
• Jo...Read on...

Posted on: 22 December, 2021

Stay safe on Snowy Monaro roads these holidays

Due to the intense rainfall our region has experienced over the past few weeks, many of the roads across the Snowy Monaro are in poor condition.

Council crews have been tirelessly working to maintain the road network prior to the Christmas break, prioritising the most dangerous and impassable sections of the road.

Over the Christmas period, from 25 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, Council will ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 December, 2021

Adaminaby Transfer Station opening Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Council advises that Adaminaby Transfer Station will be open on Friday 24 December and Friday 31 December 2021 from 8am to 11am.

These Friday openings give residents the opportunity to drop off waste over the Christmas period, as the transfer station will be closed on Saturday 25 December 2021 (Christmas Day) and Saturday 1 January 2022 (New Year’s Day).

There are closures and c...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2021

Recovery, renewal and regeneration: community exhibit and book launch

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On Thursday last week community members gathered at the Snowy Monaro Business & Recovery Hub to mark the launch of an exhibition of local photography documenting recovery from the Black Summer fires.

The occasion also marked the launch of a new book from local author Paula Boer, documenting through images her own recovery from that terrible summer of bushfires.

Local residents have captured photographic observations of recovery, renewal and regener...Read on...

Posted on: 20 December, 2021

Be waste smart this Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us and we’d like to encourage the Snowy Monaro community to be mindful this year of the waste that Christmas can bring. We’ve put together a list of 12 tips to help you and your loved ones be waste smart this silly season.

1. Choose good quality or make your own decorations
Choosing to buy good quality decorations that can be reused year after year, or by being a little bit creative and making your own out of recyclable items or even old Christmas cards or wrapping paper. ...Read on...

To see the full list, or for more information...
Posted on: 16 December, 2021

Tinderry Road project update

Council would like to inform the community that work on the Tinderry Road upgrade project will break for the holidays from Wednesday 22 December to Monday 10 January 2022.

Throughout this period traffic control measures will remain in place, ensuring the safety of those travelling along Tinderry Road. Please remember to drive to the conditions.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is delivering a $1M upgrade to approximately th...Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2021

Free fundraising ‘Return and Earn’ bins for events, groups and clubs

Snowy Monaro events, community groups & sporting clubs looking for innovative ways to raise funds are encouraged to apply for a FREE 120L ‘Return and Earn’ fundraising bin from Council & the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of Councils (CRJO).

The 120L fundraising bins from Council allow eligible local organisations to collect drink containers from their members, supporters and the wider community, and return these at ‘Return and Earn’ stations to collect their reimbursement funds. It’s a gre...Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2021

Weed of the Week – Blackberry

We’re into week seven of our Weed of the Week campaign, continuing to share important information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re looking at one of Australia’s longest-running problem weeds – blackberry.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages our community to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds. Knowing what to look for and how to help, we can work together protect the environment, help our farmers and support our community.

The impact...Read on...

Posted on: 10 December, 2021

Be careful! Road closures and flooding across the Snowy Monaro

High rainfall across the Snowy Monaro in the last 24 hours has resulted in flooded roads & crossings and substantial damage to the road network. Please do not attempt to cross a flooded road or crossing and we ask that travel is avoided unless necessary.

Unfortunately, the wet weather isn’t over. The only option for our road teams is to install warning signs highlighting hazards across the road and, if the risk is too great, close the road. Repair work cannot be done until road damage is assessed and we g...Read on...

Posted on: 9 December, 2021

Closures and changed hours at Council facilities over Christmas and the New Year

Over the Christmas & New Year holiday period, there will be closures & changes to opening hours across Council’s facilities. Help, service & information will still be available during this time on our 24/7 phone line 1300 345 345 if you need to reach us.

Council Offices
Council offices in Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne will be closed from 12pm Friday 24 December 2021, reopening as normal from Tuesday 4 January 2021.

Bin CollectionsAll bin collections will occur on their regularly scheduled ...Read on...

For more information...
Posted on: 8 December, 2021

Rossys Creek Bridge reopen to traffic

Rossys Creek Bridge on Corrowong Road west of Delegate has reopened to traffic today thanks to the efforts of Council’s roads team and engineers.

Due to the ongoing wet weather the road surface over the bridge has not yet been sealed and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place until the weather improves and the sealing work can be completed.

Once the road surface has been sealed, there will be no ...Read on...

Posted on: 7 December, 2021

Drop off batteries, ink cartridges and fluoro globes for free at your Community Recycling Station

Six new Community Recycling Stations (CRS) are now open and ready for use across the Snowy Monaro Region, giving our local community an easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of a whole range of problem household waste.

The new stations were officially launched at a small gathering held at Cooma Library today, attended by representatives from Council’s executive leadership and waste teams, along with project representatives from the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CR...Read on...

Posted on: 6 December, 2021

Snowy Monaro Regional Council 2020-21 Annual Report Released

Council is officially announcing the release of our 2020-21 Annual Report.

The Annual Report is one of the key components of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) Framework and is aligned to the requirements of the NSW Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation, 2005.

The 2020-2021 Annual Report...Read on...

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Posted on: 6 December, 2021

Weed of the Week – St John’s Wort

We’re into week six of our Weed of the Week campaign, continuing to share important information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re looking at St John’s Wort.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council encourages our community to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds. Knowing what to look for and how to help, we can work together to protect the environment, help our farmers and support our community.

The imp...Read on...

Posted on: 3 December, 2021

Storytime and events are back at your local library!

With restrictions lifted and vaccination rates soaring, Snowy Monaro Regional Library is excited to announce that its popular kid's craft and storytime sessions are back up and running from Saturday 4 December 2021.

December’s program kicks off with:
• Saturday Storytime at 11am on Saturday 4 December at Cooma Library with Christmas themed stories and craft – for babies to primary school age children and their families• Preschool Storytime at 10.30am on Thursday 9...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2021

Notification of road name proposals

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 163 of the Roads Act 1993 and Part 7 of the Roads Regulation 2018 for the proposals for the following road names:

SUBURB - Dalgety
PROPOSAL NAME - Quarry Lane

DESCRIPTION This road will start off another new road under construction – see road name proposal for Riverbend Drive below. Quarry Lane will start approximately 750 metres along the new Riverbend Drive, ...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2021

A successful soil science session

Last Friday a group of enthusiastic Snowy Monaro locals braved the wet & windy weather to attend an educational Understanding Soils event hosted by leading agroecologist, David Hardwick in partnership with SMRC, Upper Snowy Landcare & Hazeldean Litchfield

Hardwick is a soils expert from Soil Land Food and has worked in community development and horticulture before completing a dairy traineeship on an organic dairy in NSW.

He has had a wide-ranging career working in both management and technical roles. T...Read on...

Posted on: 30 November, 2021

Water carting underway in Bredbo

Bore water supplying Bredbo passed the NSW Health turbidity limit over the weekend due to the prolonged wet weather. Council is now carting water to the village to ensure the community’s access to high-quality water is not interrupted.

Water usage is being monitored, and water restrictions may be introduced if it becomes necessary. As per Council’s ordinary procedure, the community will receive one week’s notice if restrictions are to be introduced.

If water turbidity levels return t...Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2021

Volunteer for the Snowy Monaro Youth Adventure Series

We have received funding from the NSW Government Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience Fund to run a new series of events this summer to encourage youth participation and help affected communities recover from the impacts of bushfire, flood & COVID-19.

The events are happening throughout our region and we’re putting the call out for volunteers to help make the Youth Adventure Series an unforgettable time for our region’s youth. The events are:
• The Snowy Monaro Skate Park Serieso This free skatepark...Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2021

Weed of the Week – Chilean Needle Grass

We’re into week five of our ’Weed of the Week’ series, continuing to share important information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re focusing on Chilean Needle Grass.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s priority weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support our communit...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2021

Update on Rossys Creek Bridge closure and work

The engineering assessment of Rossys Creek Bridge on Corrowong Road west of Delegate has been completed. Due to the condition of the abutment – the supportive substructure at the ends of the bridge – Rossys Creek Bridge must remain closed.

This failed section and forecast wet weather over the next week increases the risk of further damage to the bridge. This closure has been put in place in the interest of public safety and all efforts are being made to reopen the bridge as soon as possible...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2021

Bringing back birds and rebuilding community in Bumbalong

Last Saturday, Council’s Bushfire Recovery Team returned to face-to-face community engagement with a Bringing Back Birds and Welcoming Wildlife session in Bumbalong, northwest of Bredbo on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

Last Saturday, Council’s Bushfire Recovery Team returned to face-to-face community engagement with a Bringing Back Birds and Welcoming Wildlife session in Bumbalong, northwest of Bredbo on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

The Bumbalong community we...Read on...

Posted on: 24 November, 2021

New Water Main Installation Works - Sharp Street, Cooma

Please be advised that a new water meter main is being installed in Sharp Street between Baron and Bradley Streets to upgrade the water main and supply the local businesses.

These works are now under construction and are scheduled to be completed by 17 December 2021, weather permitting.

Any water supply disruptions will be communicated at least two days prior with direct contact being made with all individual businesses pr...Read on...

Posted on: 24 November, 2021

Extended hours announced for ScrapMarts

Council is excited to announce that just in time for Christmas and the end-of-year holidays, ScrapMart facilities in Cooma and Jindabyne will be moving to new extended trading hours at the end of November.

Faced with the overwhelming popularity of our ScrapMarts since their post-lockdown reopening, the decision to offer longer opening times will give the community more time to hunt for a bargain and ease weekend congestions at Cooma and Jindabyne Landfills....Read on...

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Posted on: 23 November, 2021

Adaminaby Pool closing three days a week due to staff shortage

Council has today made the difficult decision to close Adaminaby Pool on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week until the start of the December school holidays (Monday 20 December 2021) due to a lack of available and qualified pool attendants.

Advertising for the role has been underway since August 2021, but due to COVID ending the ski season early, the usual pool of applicants for our pool attendant roles have already left the region.

The statewide shortage of pool attendants has made the ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 November, 2021

Weed of the Week – African Lovegrass

We’re into the fourth week of our campaign to share important information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re focusing on African Lovegrass.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s priority weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support our communit...Read on...

Posted on: 22 November, 2021

Major infrastructure funding on the way for Snowy Monaro

In the quarterly budget review statement tabled at the November Ordinary Meeting of Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Councillors approved substantial funding for a wide range of important infrastructure upgrades and maintenance projects across the region.

$916,800 has been committed for the eagerly awaited bridge over the Michelago Causeway, a major construction project for the northern part of region connecting the two sides of the village and creating a local traffic alternative to the Monaro Highway.
...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2021

Good news for Old Adaminaby – DA approval for improved boat ramp & carpark

Improved access to Lake Eucumbene for locals and tourists at Old Adaminaby has been secured, with the approval at the November Snowy Monaro Regional Council Meeting of a development application to extend and modernise the local boat ramp and carpark.

The area being redeveloped is already a popular spot to launch boats onto Lake Eucumbene, and the improved infrastructure will encourage more people to visit and pass through Adaminaby and Old Adaminaby.

With the area part of the historic Old Adaminaby...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2021

Immediate Closure of Rossys Creek Bridge, Corrowong Road

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Due to the impact of constant rain over the past few weeks and the damage this has caused, Council has made the difficult decision to close Rossys Creek Bridge on Corrowong Road, west of Delegate.

With the impact of the recent weather and the forecast over the weekend predicting more heavy rain, the bridge must be closed immediately for safety reasons.

There is a significant amount of material washed out from the abutment (end of bridge), includ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2021

Celebrate our farmers this National Ag Day

Today, Friday 19 November 2021 is National Ag Day and Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging our community to celebrate our region’s farmers and reflect on the proud agricultural history of the Snowy Monaro.

Agriculture is a key economic driver for our region, after tourism. These two industries keep our region alive and prospering, even with the challenges of the past few years.

The last several years have been incredibly challenging for everyone working ...Read on...

Posted on: 19 November, 2021

Snowy Monaro Draft Regional Trails Masterplan endorsed by Council for public exhibition

Council voted unanimously to endorse the public exhibition of the Draft Regional Trails Masterplan at the Thursday 18 November 2021 SMRC meeting, a key part of the strategy to transform the region into a year-round tourist destination.

The Regional Trails Masterplan is a long-term plan that sets out Council’s priorities, goals and aspirations in building and sustaining a world class trail network for our region. Developed in consultation with leading sport and recreation firm Tredwell M...Read on...

Have your say...
Posted on: 18 November, 2021

Requirements for indoor recreation facilities – Jindabyne Pool and recent abuse of Council employees

This morning – Thursday 18 November 2021 – a member of the Jindabyne community abused a staff member over the NSW Government’s requirement to be double vaccinated and wear a mask at Jindabyne Pool.

Abuse of Council employees will not be tolerated.

This behaviour takes the focus of our employees away from the priority of swimmer safety while they deal with unreasonable people who are unable to accept NSW Government mandated regulations.

Our employees are pleased to see this indoor pool facility o...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2021

Weed of the Week – Parthenium Weed

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our priority weeds and find out what we can all do to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support our community.

The impact of weeds is estimated to cost the NSW economy about $1.8 billion annually (NSW Department of Industry, 2018).

This is the third in our nine-week series where we’ll be sharing information on our region’s priority weeds, this week focusing on ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2021

Help shape the future of our libraries

Council has secured funding through the Regional Arts Fund for a new library in Jindabyne, working with renowned firms fjmtstudio and Built to design and build the brand new facility.

Libraries are vital community assets, and it’s important that the Jindabyne Library provides the community with the services they want and need.

We’ve put together a survey to understand how you would like to use this new library space in Jindabyne.
...Read on...

Complete our survey now...
Posted on: 15 November, 2021

Council supports National Asbestos Awareness Month

November is National Asbestos Awareness Month and Council is proud to be supporting this important initiative, by encouraging residents and workers in our region to learn how to recognise and properly dispose of asbestos and asbestos-contaminated waste.

Many houses, buildings and outbuildings in our region were built before 1987 and on these older structures, everything from renovations to peeling paint poses a risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is still present in millions of homes, as well as public a...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2021

Jindabyne Pool reopens

Following its closure due to safety concerns, Council is pleased to announce that Jindabyne Pool will reopen to the public at 11am today, Monday 15 November 2021.

This is a temporary solution that gives the people of Jindabyne safe access to their pool while preparations are made to address the structural and HVAC problems permanently.

In order to have Jindabyne Pool reopen in time for summer, Council engaged ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 November, 2021

Accounting practices and depreciation:Explaining Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s deficit update

Today, Thursday 11 November 2021, Snowy Monaro Regional Council will report a deficit of $24 million in the draft financial statements for the financial year ending 30 June 2021.

In the interest of transparency we want to explain to the public why this number is so large, what Council’s financial position is, and how local government accounting practices work.

WHY $24 MILLION? WHERE DOES THIS NUMBER COME FROM?Landfill Remed...Read on...

Posted on: 9 November, 2021

Improvements to Highdale Carpark, Berridale commences Tuesday 9 November 2021

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Council has contracted RD Miller Pty Ltd to undertake upgrade works to Highdale Carpark, Berridale. These works include heavy vehicle parking, school bus parking and general parking arrangements for access to the business premises along Berridale CBD.

The proposed works include:
• Formalised parking (including disabled space)• New kerb and gutter
• Stormwater• Safety islands
• Footpaths • Landscaping

RD Miller hopes to undertake these works with as little disruption to the normal daily rout...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2021

Weed of the Week – Broom & Gorse

With more rain over the past week and spring weather continuing to warm up, weeds on farms and in gardens continue to flourish across the Snowy Monaro.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is asking community members to get to know our priority weeds and find out what we can all do to play our part to protect our environment, help our famers and support our community.

This is the second in our nine-week ‘Wee...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2021

ScrapMart reopening at long last in Cooma and Jindabyne

With lockdown lifted and NSW opening up as the state continues to hit vaccination targets, Council is excited to announce the long-awaited reopening of the ScrapMart facilities in Cooma and Jindabyne this month.

ScrapMart Cooma is reopening at 1pm Saturday 6 November 2021, followed by ScrapMart Jindabyne at 10am Sunday 7 November.

So-called ‘buyback’ schemes offer both environmental and economic benefits and have been available in the Snowy Monaro since 2009. ...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2021

Recycling right: Snowy Monaro kicking recycling goals

Over the last twelve months, no recycling loads transported from the Snowy Monaro to the Canberra Resource Management Centre have been rejected for contamination, a major achievement in recycling rights for our region.

In years past our region has suffered from high rates of recycling contamination and low participation in Council’s recycling service. This most recent update from Council’s recycling transporter shows that our region has heard the call to step up, and ar...Read on...

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Posted on: 2 November, 2021

New Jindabyne Library and Innovation Hub project underway

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced a partnership with Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmtstudio) and Built to design and deliver the new community library for Jindabyne.

Following a very competitive tender process, the joint application by FJMT Studio and Built was selected. The design brief specified a prefabricated building to meet a delivery timeframe of mid-2022 and to be complementary to the adjacent Jindabyne Memori...Read on...

Posted on: 1 November, 2021

Nominate a mate for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards Program 2022

Nominations are open now until Friday 17 December 2021 for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards Program 2022, so don’t wait – give the nod and help get our community groups and hardworking individuals the recognition they deserve.

2022 Australia Day events will be held in towns and villages throughout the region with award ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of community members, organisations and events that make the Snowy Monaro such a great place to be.

Snowy Monaro Regi...Read on...

Download an nominations form...
Posted on: 1 November, 2021

2021 Celebrate Ability Awards calling for nominations

After a year off due to COVID-19, the Celebrate Ability Awards are back in 2021 to help mark this year’s International Day of People with Disability.

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day which is celebrated around the world. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributi...Read on...

Download a nomination form...
Posted on: 1 November, 2021

Tinderry Road works update

As part of work to upgrade Tinderry Road, underway from Monday 11 October 2021, materials are being sourced from a borrow pit located approximately 5.5 kilometres from the Burra Road/Tinderry Road intersection.

The ability to use local materials will benefit Tinderry road and provide a more cost effective source of gravel material for this project.

Residents are assured that Council are implementing methods at the pit to control dust, noise and to minimise an...Read on...

Posted on: 1 November, 2021

Weeding out Serrated Tussock - Weed of the Week

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Recent rain has while welcomed throughout our region, revitalising our native flora & turning our landscapes lush & green. Unfortunately, it's also provided ideal conditions for many of our unwanted (priority) weeds to continue to flourish and spread.

While seemingly harmless at first glance, the impact of weeds on natural vegetation can be devastating and they are estimated to cost the NSW economy about $1.8 billion annually (NSW Department of Industry, 2018).

As we head into the warmer months, Sn...Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2021

Aged care update: Sapphire Coast granted extended due diligence period

The preferred candidate to work with Council to take over operations & ownership of our aged care operations, Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd (SCCAC), was granted an extended 12mth due diligence period to prepare their detailed divestment proposal.

During their discussion on the motion, Councillors spoke positively of the proposal from SCCAC. They noted that the careful and thorough approach proposed by the organisation demonstrated their commitment to making the right decision. Councillors felt thi...Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2021

Council locks in a bright future for Michelago

A sustainable and prosperous future for the village of Michelago has been secured following the ordinary meeting of Snowy Monaro Regional Council in Jindabyne on Thursday 21 October 2021, with the successful vote on the Michelago Master Plan.

The vision for the area, located close to the ACT’s southern border, will see Michelago’s population grow significantly while respecting the rural village character and pattern of development that residents know and love.

Council’s online survey for th...Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2021

Election time: temporary changes to how Council communicates

Beginning Monday 25 October 2021, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is subject to a regulated period and must observe certain restrictions for the 40 days prior to the Saturday 4 December 2021 local government election.

These restrictions mean there will be changes to how Council communicates until after the election.

During this period, Council and its employees are prohibited from using Council resources, property and facilities for any activity that assists the ele...Read on...

Posted on: 25 October, 2021

Local GP speaking at vaccination webinar

Jindabyne GP and owner of Jindabyne Medical Practice Dr Vicki Mattiazzo will be joined by Southern NSW Local Health District’s Immunisation Coordinator Patrik Dodda in a webinar helping Snowy Monaro residents make an informed decision about vaccination.

Snowy Monaro Regional is hosting the webinar on Thursday 28 October 2021 to provide the community with the information they need about vaccinations from a trusted local doctor and an expert in the field.

This is an opportunity to ask questions about CO...Read on...

Register here...
Posted on: 22 October, 2021

2021-22 Regional Road Repair Program

Transport for NSW and Snowy Monaro Regional Council has entered into a funding agreement for the 2021-22 Regional Road Repair Program (RRRP), which will see major works for Delegate Road funded to the tune of $398,000.

The fund will be split between the recently constructed culvert upgrade as well as heavy patching to damaged parts of Delegate Road.

The bulk of the funding, approximately $315,000, will be used for heavy patching to repair distressed areas of Delegate...Read on...

Posted on: 22 October, 2021

A modern and efficient waste strategy for the Snowy Monaro

The new Snowy Monaro Regional Council Waste Management Strategy passed by a majority vote at Council’s ordinary meeting on Thursday 22 October 2021, marking the start of a more economically and environmentally sustainable future for our region.

Council’s adoption of the new strategy will be rolled out step-by-step in coming years, with community feedback sought and listened to throughout. The strategy will see major savings made to the cost of providing waste services in the region, modernise ag...Read on...

Posted on: 22 October, 2021

Water Main Replacement Works – Water Shutdown Short Street, Cooma - Monday 25 October 2021

Weather permitting, a water shutdown will be conducted to cut new valving into existing water mains to commission the new water main for Short Street, Cooma. This essential work is scheduled for a four hour period (10am – 2pm) on Monday 25 October 2021.

Possible affected streets are:
• Short St• Egan St
• Baron St• Murray St

An individual letter will be placed in affected residence mailboxes to inform them of the coming works.

Local traffic movement will be permitted under site staff directi...Read on...

Posted on: 20 October, 2021

Expressions of Interest - Sec 19 – Impounding Act 1993

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested parties for the purchase of the following vehicles:

• 2006 Silver Ford Territory: VIN – 6FPAAAJGAT6J86076
• 2000 Maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee: VIN – 1J4G848S6YY107243

Vehicles can be viewed at our Berridale Depot 12 Basalt Street, Berridale NSW 2628: • 11am - 1pm Friday 29 October 2021
• 11am - 1pm T...Read on...

EIO form...
Posted on: 20 October, 2021

Official launch of the Nimmity Bell – Saturday 23 October 2021

Nimmitabel Lions Club is proud to announce that the long-awaited official launch of the Nimmity Bell is scheduled for Saturday 23 October 2021.

With special guests, Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, local member John Barilaro MP, and Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council attending.

An event many years in the making, the ceremony will be held im...Read on...

Posted on: 18 October, 2021

Snowy Monaro and Snowy Valleys Councils partner in Bobeyan Road Upgrade

Snowy Valleys Council will partner with Snowy Monaro Regional Council to deliver the $20M upgrade of Bobeyan Road between Adaminaby and the ACT border.

The Bobeyan Road project will see the sharing of skills and resources across the two Councils to achieve community outcomes, advancing a priority of the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation of joint regional procurement.

“This initiative of Councils wo...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2021

Libraries reopening across Snowy Monaro from Monday

Snowy Monaro Regional Library branches will be reopening from Monday 18 October 2021. All branches will resume normal opening hours.
- Cooma Library will be open from 9.30am Monday 18 October
- Bombala Library will open from 12.00pm Tuesday 19 October

The Mobile Library will be back on the road from Tuesday 19 October visiting Jindabyne first.

When visiting our libraries, please follow instructions and NSW Health signage.

Users who are over 16 years of age are required to be fully vaccinated. Th...Read on...

Posted on: 14 October, 2021

Council Waste Services Update – Facilities Reopening

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is pleased to advise that most waste services will reopen from Saturday 16 October.

This includes all Landfills and Transfer Stations, but does not include the ScrapMart facilities at Cooma and Jindabyne Landfills.

The restrictions on disposable items will also be lifted and facilities will now be able to once again accept all waste ...Read on...

Posted on: 13 October, 2021

Water Main Installation Investigation Works SoHo Street Cooma - 13 to 16 October 2021

Please be advised that the water meter main in SoHo Street between Barrack and Massie Streets, is being replaced with a new water main. These works will improve water pressures in the area.

Leeds Construction has been awarded this project and will be conducting investigation and location works this coming Friday and Saturday.

These investigation works are to locate underground services only such as Telstra, individual house water connecti...Read on...

Posted on: 11 October, 2021

Applications open for the next generation of leaders

Council is excited to announce that applications for the 2022 Snowy Monaro Youth Council open today, Monday 11 October 2021, giving our next generation of leaders the opportunity to make a real difference to their community.

Application are open to any young person between 12 and 24 years who lives in the Snowy Monaro region, closing Friday 26 November 2021.

The Youth Council plays a vital role in our local government, advocating for the needs of young people direct to Cou...Read on...

Application Form...
Posted on: 27 September, 2021

Council Waste Services Update

Due to a recent COVID-19 positive case in our organisation and subsequent close contact exposure of some of our employees, our waste services continue to be limited temporarily.

The employee and much of our waste team are completing mandatory isolation post-testing.

Our landfills in Bombala, Cooma, and Jindabyne remain open to putrescible (decaying and rotting) residential waste ONLY and to commercial operators, with card pay...Read on...

Posted on: 5 October, 2021

Work to begin on Berridale Highdale Carpark upgrade

Council is making final preparations to begin work on the long-awaited upgrades to Berridale’s Highdale Carpark, located at the corner of Jindabyne Road and Highdale Street.

Tender applications will be received by Friday 15 October 2021 and after a successful applicant has been selected, the works can start by Monday 1 November 2021.

This important infrastructure project for the town of Berridale will be completed in two s...Read on...

Posted on: 5 October, 2021

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR STREET STALL – BOMBALA TOWNSHIP 2022

Applications are invited from interested organisations that wish to hold Street Stalls on any day in the main shopping area of Bombala in 2022.

Applications must be received on the “Bombala Street Stalls Booking Request Form – 2022”, which can be downloaded from the below link, or picked up at the front counter of the Bombala Council Office. The applications must be received by Council by close o...Read on...

Application form...
Posted on: 5 October, 2021

All transfer stations are closed until further notice - 5 October 2021

Due to COVID-19 impact on our staff and services, all transfer stations are closed until further notice.

Our landfills remain open (Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala). We are only accepting the following:

- Domestic putrescible waste (likely to become putrid / decaying). Please limit volume to essential only.

Services closed to all other waste (eg green was...Read on...

Posted on: 4 October, 2021

Council Services and COVID-19 – 4 October 2021

As a result of a positive COVID-19 case identified in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, there will be an impact on the delivery of essential services until otherwise notified.

In the same way that many of the smaller businesses in our region have been impacted by staff at exposure sites, subsequently needing to test and isolate, Council is also affected by this and availability of staff is now limited as they are at home as per...Read on...

Posted on: 30 September, 2021

Seven day stay at home order from 3pm Thursday 30 September 2021

Due to the recent transmission of COVID-19, NSW Health has implemented a stay-at-home order for the Snowy Monaro LGA from 3pm today (Thursday) for 7 days. The stay-at-home order also applies to anyone who has visited the Snowy Monaro LGA since 22 Sept.

Posted on: 29 September, 2021

Change to Council Services due to COVID-19 positive cases in region

Effective immediately - Wednesday 29 September 2021 until otherwise notified

Due to positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cooma and Jindabyne, Council has moved to Level 2 of their pandemic plan which follows the CRJO (Canberra Region Joint Organisation) Pandemic Plan.

In the interests of public safety and the safety of resident...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2021

OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND CLOSURES

The following Council facilities will be closed on Monday 4 October 2021 for the long weekend:

OFFICES REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO COVID - please phone 1300 345 345 (24/7 service)

Libraries will return to click and collect from Tuesday 5 October.

Numeralla Transfer Station - Returning to normal operating hours on Saturday 9 October.

Bombala Landf...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2021

Upgrades to Tinderry Road commencing soon

Works to upgrade Tinderry Road will get underway from Monday 11 October 2021, thanks to $1,102,510 secured under round one of the NSW State Government’s Fixing Local Roads funding.

This vital infrastructure upgrade for the Tinderry Road community will be delivered in two stages:

• In Stage One, nine culvert pipes will be installed, along with four box culverts, with an estimated completion date of Friday 10 December 2021

• Sta...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2021

Official launch of the Nimmity Bell – Saturday 2 October 2021

Nimmitabel Lions Club is proud to announce that the long-awaited official launch of the Nimmity Bell is scheduled for Saturday 2 October with special guests, Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth & Women and SMRC Mayor Peter Beer.

An event many years in the making, Minister Taylor will ring the bell to mark the official launch. First conceived by Lions Club President Howard Charles in 2015 to help revitalise the town, the story of the Nimmity Bell has become a local legend.

100 ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2021

Finding grant funding made easy thanks to Grant Guru

A new platform that makes finding, applying for, and tracking grant funding opportunities easier than ever before has launched thanks to a partnership between Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) and Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Thanks to this new grant funding finder website, Grant Guru, our local community groups, businesses and community-minded individuals now only need to head to one place to easily find grant funding opportunities for their group or next project.

“Our Sno...Read on...

Posted on: 20 September, 2021

Green waste contamination on the rise again

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We are once again calling on the Cooma community to do the right thing with their green waste (FOGO) bins, with last week seeing a large spike in the level of contamination in the loads being dropped off at the landfill and through kerbside collection.

Green waste delivered to Cooma Landfill is sorted manually by our hard-working waste operations workers before being transferred to the composting rows at the compost facility.

As was the case months ago when we brought this problem to the public’s at...Read on...

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Posted on: 17 September, 2021

Mayor Peter Beer and Deputy Mayor Lynley Miners re-elected uncontested

At Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s September Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors Peter Beer and Lynley Miners were re-elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor, with no other candidates contesting the vote.

The Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election was required to be held, as stipulated by sections 230 and 231 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993.

While the general local government elections in NSW have been postponed until December 2021, the legislation h...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2021

Update on Council services with lifting of LGA lockdown - Business as usual from Saturday 18 Sept

We will return to business as usual, from Saturday 18 September 2021. All services will operate in accordance with the Public Health Order. This is in line with the state government’s announcement lifting our regions lockdown, as of 1pm Thur 16 Sept 2021.

Our Visitor Centres in Cooma and Bombala will open from Saturday – great timing for school holidays starting and being able to welcome visitors from other LGAs not in lockdown at this point, such as our neighbours in Bega and Snowy Valleys.

Libraries a...Read on...

Posted on: 15 September, 2021

Citizenship ceremony to be held at September Council Meeting

In celebration of Australian Citizenship Day and in compliance with legislation, Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be holding a citizenship ceremony at its September Ordinary Council Meeting in Cooma on Thursday 16 September 2021.

There will be ten conferees receiving their Australian Citizenship at the ceremony, which must occur in person according to the relevant legislation. Under the current rules, online ceremonies are only permitted where the relevant Public Health Order proh...Read on...

Live Stream Council meeting...
Posted on: 13 September, 2021

How Council keeps stray & abandoned animals safe during lockdown

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While many of us have taken advantage of the latest COVID lockdown to spend more time with our pets, not every furry friend in the Snowy Monaro is quite so lucky.

For the dogs and cats that find themselves lost or without somewhere to stay, Council’s rangers are there to help. Thankfully in our region, this isn’t the case for too many animals as lost animals are reunited quickly and others rehomed without delay.
...Read on...

Posted on: 13 September, 2021

Council and Jindabyne Central School join together to produce new careers video for our region

A new ‘Careers at Council’ video produced by students at Jindabyne Central School (JCS) has been launched to promote Snowy Monaro Regional Council as an employer of choice for traineeships and apprenticeships.

This project was possible thanks to the NSW Department of Education’s Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program.

Council was contacted by RIEP back in September 2020 and connected with Rayna Green, the Careers Advisor at JCS to begin expl...Read on...

Posted on: 10 September, 2021

Council welcomes new Library Coordinator

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is excited to announce Sarah Fayers has joined our team as the new Coordinator Library, bringing 20 years of expertise and a whole host of fresh ideas to make our region’s libraries even better.

Working in line with lockdowns and limitations on travel, Sarah has now relocated to the Snowy Monaro. Having spent the last decade working in library management, her experience will be a major asset for our libraries as they deal with the restrictions im...Read on...

Posted on: 10 September, 2021

Controlling Serrated Tussock in the Snowy Monaro

Serrated Tussock is a highly invasive weed classified as a priority weed in the Snowy Monaro. Under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015, landholders have a duty to control Serrated Tussock where it adversely affects the economy, the environment or the community.

Look for Serrated Tussock on your property and create a simple map of where you found it. You can always call Council if you need help identifying weeds.
Tips for controlling Serrated Tussock:• Make sure you have good year-round ground cover to prevent...Read on...

Posted on: 10 September, 2021

Cooma water night works – Monday 13 & Wednesday 15 September 2021

Residents are advised that Council’s water team is doing night work on Monday 13 September and Wednesday 15 September 2021.

The work will start at 8pm and finish at approximately 4am. The work involves the installation of new water supply isolation valves at the Sharp/Baron Street intersection. The water supply needs to be turned off to undertake the work, so to minimise the i...Read on...

Posted on: 10 September, 2021

Water Main Installation Works and Road Closure Yamba Crescent, Cooma - Date: 14 September

Please be advised that weather permitting, water main installation works have been programmed to be carried out on Yamba Crescent, Cooma.

These works will require a water shut off to house numbers 9, 11, 13, 15, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26. Water will be shut down to these properties from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Monday 13 September 2021.

A road closure and traffic diversion will be requi...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2021

Snowy Monaro Regional Library meeting the lockdown challenge

As the Snowy Monaro faces one of our hardest periods of the COVID-19 pandemic, Snowy Monaro Regional Library is stepping up to support the community with a whole host of new and revamped services.

The introduction of our new Click & Deliver service gives all members access to the library’s full collection, delivered direct to their door with zero contact. Members can borrow up to 20 items at a time and also reserve items in advance for future b...Read on...

Posted on: 6 September, 2021

Change to Council’s Services due to COVID-19 positive case detection - Effective Tuesday 7 September

Due to the positive COVID-19 case detection in Cooma, Snowy Monaro Regional Council will move to Level 2 of their pandemic plan, which follows the CRJO (Canberra Region Joint Organisation) Pandemic Plan.

This affects some of Council’s services and operations with the following changes to be in place from Tuesday 7 September 2021:
- All customer service offices will be closed to the public – Cooma, Berridale, Bombala and Jindabyne. You can contact our Cus...Read on...

Posted on: 2 September, 2021

Water Main Replacement Works Short Street, Cooma - 13 Sept to 8 Oct 2021

Please be advised that weather permitting, water main replacement works are scheduled for the entire length of Short Street, Cooma.

This essential work is expected to commence Monday 13 September 2021 and will carry through to Friday 8 October 2021. Works will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday.

Local traffic movement will be permitted under site staff directi...Read on...

Posted on: 6 September, 2021

Winners announced in the 2020 Snowy Monaro Youth Awards

Faced with one of the toughest years on record, the youth of the Snowy Monaro led by example in 2020 and showed us that even in the darkest of times, you can always find helpers, dreamers, achievers, and signs of hope.

While it was sadly impossible to host the awards ceremony in person this year to celebrate the many achievements of our region’s youth over the 12 months of 2020, the nomination and voting process still went ahead as planned.

There were dozens of nomi...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2021

Farewell to long-serving Coordinator Community Support Programs

It is with sadness, but great pride for her achievements, that Council announces the departure of Tabitha Williams, former Coordinator Community Support Programs, after 17 years Snowy Monaro Regional and Snowy River Shire Councils.

Working across a handful of different roles over her many years, Tab showed unwavering commitment to our community and ensured our most vulnerable residents were looked after with the level of care, kindness, compassion, empathy and commitment that they d...Read on...

Posted on: 30 August, 2021

Weed Alert – Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma)

On the Monaro, prolonged drought followed by good rains has seen mass germination of serrated tussock. Now is the time to treat plants and break the seeding cycle of this controllable invasive weed, that will start to flower and seed from October onwards.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
Serrated tussock is a perennial tussock grass growing to 50cm high with erect bright green (“bleached blonde” in winter) rolled leaves less than 1mm wide. Long, branched flowering stems are slender and weak, often weep over, and trail...Read on...

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Posted on: 23 August, 2021

Stay COVID-safe to stay open - Keeping our parks, playgrounds and recreation areas open for you

Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is the highest priority for the teams at NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

We are fortunate, and it’s not lost on most of us, how large our LGA is for permitted essential exercise. It’s 15,000 square kilometres and includes some beautiful national park and forest spaces, waterways, playgrounds, parks, ovals, skate parks, and tra...Read on...

Posted on: 23 August, 2021

Extraordinary Council meeting called for Thursday 26 August 2021

We will be holding an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 26 August 2021, after having to postpone the 19 August meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions under the current Regional NSW lockdown and Public Health Order. The meeting will be held online.

This meeting will be held online via Zoom and live-streamed to our community via the Council’s website for those interested in watching from home.
http://webcast.snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au

The Public Forum section of the meeting will also be conducted o...Read on...

Posted on: 20 August, 2021

Bredbo Level 2 Water restrictions removed effective immediately

As of 9am Friday 20 August 2021, Level 2 Water restrictions will no longer be in place for the village of Bredbo.

Council would like to acknowledge and thank our Bredbo community for their patience and ongoing commitment to reducing water usage during the water carting periods.

There will be no water usage restrictions applied to Bredbo at this time.

Council ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 August, 2021

Water Main Installation Works - Polo Flat Road, Cooma 25 August 2021 – 8 September 2021

Please be advised that weather permitting, water main installation works have been programmed to be carried out on Yamba Crescent (house numbers 7 through to 60) to the intersection of Polo Flat Road and Holland Road.

This essential work is expected to commence on 25 August 2021 and carry through to 8 September 2021. Works will be carried out between 7.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am and 3.00pm Saturdays.

Local traffic movements will be permitted under s...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2021

Snowy Monaro Community COVID-19 Update

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We would like to update our community on changes from Monday 16 August 2021 in line with the current NSW seven day lockdown (in place since 5pm Saturday 14 August 2021).

The below information details access to Council managed facilities and services during this lockdown period.

The current Public Health Order (PHO) requires that the community still has access to customer-facing government services so our customer servi...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2021

Divestment of Aged Care Facilities moves to next phase

Following completion of the expression of interest (EOI) phase for the divestment of our residential aged care facilities, the successful EOI applicant invited to proceed to submit a detailed proposal is Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care (SCCAC).

SCCAC has confirmed that they have accepted the invitation to submit a detailed proposal. Their proposal is due on 3 September 2021.

Through the EOI process, SCCAC met all criteria including the intention to maintain and improve the quality of services...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2021

Immediate closure of Jindabyne Pool

Council advises that Jindabyne Pool is closed, effective immediately.

Mould was discovered during a routine investigation linked to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade project. In the interest of safety Council has decided to close the facility until remediation works can be undertaken.

It...Read on...

Posted on: 3 August, 2021

RATES AND WATER/SEWER NOTICES

This month, ratepayers will receive both their final water/sewer notice for the billing period to June and their 2021/22 annual Rates notice.

The due dates will be close together as below:
• Water/Sewer Accounts* – 20/08/2021• Rates 1st Instalment – 31/08/2021

If anyone experiences financial difficulties as a result of this please contact Council’s Revenue department on 1300 345 345.

*...Read on...

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Posted on: 2 August, 2021

New service underway: Michelago Bank of Bins

Rural residents in the Michelago region are encouraged to register for the new Bank of Bins service located at the old Michelago RFS Shed. This service opened to registered users as of Sunday 1 August 2021.

The new service provides rural residents with access to waste disposal at more convenient times. Application forms can be obtained through Council’s website or by contacting Council directly.

Completed forms can be returned by email, post or in-person...Read on...

Posted on: 2 August, 2021

Water Main Replacement Works on Myack Street, Berridale between 4 August – 28 August 2021

Please be advised that weather permitting water main replacement works are scheduled for 60 to 72 Myack St, Berridale.

This essential work is expected to commence Monday 4 August 2021 and will carry through to Saturday 28 August 2021. Works will be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am and 3pm Saturday.

Local traffic movement will be permitted under ...Read on...

Posted on: 2 August, 2021

Michelago Masterplan: Positive feedback and progress updates

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Council is reminding all residents there is still time to have their say in the second stage of the Michelago Masterplan consultation. The final consultation survey is open for responses until Monday 16 August 2021.

Several months into the second stage of the Michelago Masterplan consultation, Council has received more than 150 written responses from residents and heard from many more through a series of drop-in consultation stalls.

The draft Masterplan on exhibit...Read on...

Posted on: 2 August, 2021

NSW Planning Portal: Advice and Training for Residents

As of Thursday 1 July 2021, lodgement of all development and building applications in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council is now completed online through the NSW Planning Portal.

Council would like to highlight some reminders on important information about the process to aid residents and developers transitioning to the new online service.
Using online lodgement:1) Applicant: The NSW Planning Portal only allows an applicant to ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 July, 2021

Delegate Bin Enclosure reopening

Following its closure, earlier this month due to the discovery of syringes the Delegate Bin Enclosure will be reopening from Tuesday 3 August 2021 for domestic waste and recyclables.

Users of the facility are reminded that waste and recyclables must be placed in the appropriate bins. All other materials such as mattresses, white goods, scrap metals, and paints need to be disposed of at the Delegate Transfer Station during opening hour...Read on...

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Posted on: 26 July, 2021

Nimmitabel Transfer Station works underway

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has commenced work with licensed local contractors to remove surface asbestos fragments and remediate the scrap metal disposal area at Nimmitabel Transfer Station.

The work is being undertaken after Council received advice and recommendations from both an independent assessor and SafeWork NSW on what was required to guarantee the area is safe for the community, workers and the local environment.

Work is expected ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 July, 2021

Local government elections postponed till December 2021

The NSW State Government has announced that the local government elections scheduled for Saturday 4 September 2021 have been postponed until Saturday 4 December 2021, due to the current outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

For Snowy Monaro Regional Council this means that all Councillors, including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, will now hold their offices until election day on Saturday 4 December 2021. Caretaker conventions, which were due to come into effect on Monday 26 Jul...Read on...

Posted on: 26 July, 2021

Presentation of the Fletcher Lee Memorial Shield

Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the Cooma Chamber of Commerce, and Cooma Challenge presented Just Right Therapy Services with the 2021 Fletcher Lee Memorial Shield on Thursday 22 July 2021 in Cooma.

Prior to the introduction of the Snowy Monaro Business Awards, local celebrations supported by Council for International Day of People with Disability featured the announcement of several awards.

A perpetual trophy for Employer of the Year was created...Read on...

Posted on: 22 July, 2021

Thinking of nominating as a candidate for your local council?

If you’re considering nominating as a candidate for the 2021 NSW Local Government elections, you should read this notice.

It provides general guidance about the process of nominating, and candidates’ obligations and responsibilities. Prospective candidates should seek their own independent legal advice if they are unsure whether they are eligible to run for public office in ...Read on...

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Posted on: 21 July, 2021

Bridge replacement works at Little Plains River on Mila Road commence 1 AUGUST 2021

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The replacement of the bridge over Little Plains River on Mila Road at Craigie, with demolition and construction of the new bridge set to will commence from Sunday 1 August 2021.

This will require the closure of the bridge, and use of the established By-Pass via Craigie Road, Delegate Road, Little Plains Road, and back to Mila Road.

It is expected the bridge closure will be in place for approximately four months, weather permit...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2021

Calling primary school kids to join the Winter Reading Club Challenge

Snowy Monaro kids from kindy to year 6 are encouraged to sign up for Snowy Monaro Regional Library’s Winter Reading Club Challenge – a fun activity for kids to encourage literacy skills, a love of reading and initiative in finding great books to read.

This year the theme is “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds” and the three reading lists for year groups K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 will guide bookworms through a journey of learning, adventure, fantasy and discovery.

Entry forms may be collected from Cooma Lib...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2021

New bushfire recovery and resilience funding available

The Australian Federal government has unveiled a new program of grant funding for community organisations, businesses and Councils in areas affected by bushfires, and Snowy Monaro Regional Council urges local organisations to apply.

Applications for the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program (BSBR) are open from Thursday 22 July 2021 until Thursday 2 September 2021 with $276 million available across three years – 2021 to 2024.

Delivered through the National Recovery and Re...Read on...

Posted on: 19 July, 2021

Land reclassification of Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel

At the July Council meeting held in Cooma, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Councillors voted to reclassify the land on which Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel aged care facilities sit in Cooma and Berridale.

Council had voted at its May 2021 meeting to begin a market-sounding process to transition its aged care facilities to a new specialist provider, with conditions guaranteeing the continuation of services, jobs and the creation of a new aged care facility ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 July, 2021

Dirty and dangerous: Delegate bin enclosure closed

The bin enclosure at the Delegate Transfer Station has been closed to the public following the discovery on the weekend of used syringes scattered across the ground at the facility.

Staff servicing the bins made the discovery on Saturday 10 July 2021. This incident marks the most recent in a long-running series at the facility that jeopardises the health and safety of staff, the community and the local environment.

The facility ha...Read on...

Posted on: 12 July, 2021

Time to participate in the ‘Towards 2042’ community consultation

Throughout June and July Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been running a series of pop-up stalls and an online survey to gather community input for our Towards 2042 Community Strategic Plan (CSP), a project led by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation.

There are seven pop-up information days still to come plus the online survey hosted at Council’s Your Say page is open for responses until Saturday 31 July 2021.

Tuesday 13 July 2021 - Cooma - Cooma Saleyards - 10am – 2pm
Thursday 15 July 2021 - Bomba...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2021

Public Hearing Reclassification of Public Lands

Following the Public Hearings held under section 29 of the Local Government Act 1993 in relation to the reclassification of:

Land adjacent to Snowy River Hostel, 7A Jindalee Street, Berridale (Lot 10 DP 1130244), and
Yallambee Lodge, 1 Binalong Street, Cooma (Lot 10 DP 1266613)from ‘community land’ to ‘operational land’, the report prepared by the independent facilitator is ...Read on...

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Posted on: 5 July, 2021

Snowy Monaro community urged to support local businesses

With the advent of another lockdown during the peak winter tourist season, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to throw their support behind our region’s local businesses.

A large number of the region’s businesses rely on the heavy influx of travellers and tourists every winter, and with the second year of COVID restrictions impacting this key period, it is crucial that the local community comes out in force to help the loc...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2021

Council shows commitment to minimising invasive weed threat

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Regional Councils in NSW have responsibilities in relation to weeds. These include inspecting lands for high-risk weeds and seeking landowner compliance with the NSW Biosecurity Act.

Councils are also required, as land managers, to control high-risk weeds on lands for which they are responsible.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council engages local contractors to manage weeds on Council land. This helps prevent the establishment of new weed...Read on...

Posted on: 5 July, 2021

Information sessions in the lead up to September Elections

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council last week concluded a series of information sessions across the region for community members considering running in the September 2021 local government elections.

The in-person sessions in Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne were hosted by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bascomb, and were complemented by an online session for maximum accessibility.

Council’s CEO has decades of local government experience and ...Read on...

Posted on: 30 June, 2021

2021-22 Rates and Charges passed by Council

At a meeting in Cooma on Monday 28 June 2021, Snowy Monaro Regional Council voted to support the adoption of the 2021-22 Annual Rates and Charges.

The successful vote means that Council will meet the state government deadline of 1 July 2021 to set a harmonised rating structure, concluding an extended period of public consultation and debate on the subject.

The 2021-22 Rates and Charges motion pas...Read on...

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Posted on: 30 June, 2021

Operational Plan for 2021/22 passes at Council meeting

Council’s Operational Plan for the coming year was passed by a vote at the Council meeting in Cooma on Monday 28 June 2021.

Every year Council is required to formalise its priorities and plans for the coming twelve-month period and have this plan ratified by sitting Councillors. This major document passed a majority vote at Monday’s meeting following a period of public consult...Read on...

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Posted on: 30 June, 2021

Council approves tens of thousands in community funding

The latest round of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Donations & Sponsorships funding has been decided on and approved at a Council meeting on Monday 28 June 2021, securing tens of thousands of dollars in funding for community organisations.

Specifically targeting groups and organisations that are underserved by state and federal government grant programs, Council’s Donations & Sponsorships program is a major supporter of grassroots locally-focused and locally run initiatives.

“It is a...Read on...

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Posted on: 28 June, 2021

Have your say on the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP)

The NSW Government is encouraging feedback on their draft Master Plan for the Snowy Mountains SAP, get your submissions in by 12 August 2021.

The NSW Government has released a draft Master Plan for the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct. It outlines a range of ideas for people who live, visit and work in Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains to cater for a growing population and enable lo...Read on...

Posted on: 28 June, 2021

Citizenship ceremony held to mark Refugee Week

Snowy Monaro Regional Council held a citizenship ceremony at the Cooma Council Chambers on Thursday 24 June 2021 to mark National Refugee Week and reflect on the contributions of migrants to the region.

Presided over by Mayor Peter Beer, the event saw ten local residents receive their citizenship. The Mayor spoke of the importance of migrants to the modern history of the Snowy Monaro, from the original Snowy Hydro Scheme to the present day.

The event ...Read on...

Posted on: 28 June, 2021

New digital planning portal rolling out 1 July

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is transitioning to a new ePlanning platform for all development applications, post consent certificates and private certifier certificate lodgement, as of Thursday 1 July 2021.

The new system is a mandate of the NSW State Government and will make the entire development, approvals and tracking process quicker and easier for everyone. Moving to a fully integrated one-stop-shop means that community concerns about ease of access to ...Read on...

Posted on: 28 June, 2021

Local science students visit Council’s sewage treatment centre

A group of environmental science students from Monaro High School visited Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s sewage treatment centre ‘The Glen’ in Cooma last Wednesday to learn about the science and engineering behind turning toilet water into river water.

Over the course of a little more than an hour, the comprehensive tour led by Council’s water and wastewater team took the students through every step of the process involved in treating sewage – from flush to microscope analysis, to discharge.

“Being a...Read on...

Posted on: 28 June, 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS WORLD-CLASS SPECIAL ACTIVATION PRECINCT

A revitalised Jindabyne town centre and foreshore, a world-class mountain bike and adventure park, and improved visitor amenities in Kosciuszko National Park are hallmarks of the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct draft master plan.

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the draft master plan has been released today, marking an important milestone for the community.

“This is a 40-year road map for the Snowy Mountains with a focus on year-round adventure and eco-...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 June, 2021

Council launches ‘Towards 2042’ consultation

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is today announcing the Towards 2042 project, an initiative to create a Community Strategic Plan in consultation with the public that will guide our region’s governance and development over the next 20 years.

The Towards 2042 Project is led by the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation (CRJO) with participation from: Bega Valley Shire Council, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Hilltops Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Snowy ...Read on...

For more information visit Council’s Towards 2042
Posted on: 21 June, 2021

23 June 2021 – 24 June 2021 Sewer Main Investigation Works - Sharp Street, Cooma

Please be advised that weather permitting, essential sewer main investigation works will be underway in Sharp Street, Cooma commencing 22 June 2021 through to 23 June 2021. Works will be carried out between 6.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Local traffic movement will be permitted under site staff direction.

Staff and contractors will require access onto private property at times to complete sewer main investigation works.

Interflow has been awarded this contract. This notice is issue...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2021

Council endorses Jindabyne Winter Camping Campaign

A motion to re-endorse the enforcement campaign against illegal camping in and around Jindabyne for winter 2021 was passed by Snowy Monaro Regional Council at its June meeting.

The numbers of informal campers in the alpine region surrounding the snow resorts have been increasing year on year, and complaints to Council from residents concerned with anti-social behaviour, littering, illegal dumping and negative effects on public a...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2021

Temporary winter accommodation for Snowy Monaro

A four-month trial of a 75-site temporary van park/campground at the Jindabyne Equestrian Resort in the Snowy Monaro was approved at Council’s regular meeting last night in Bombala.

The chronic shortage of seasonal worker accommodation in Jindabyne has been an ongoing and growing problem for many years in the region, worsening since 2020 due to the pandemic.

The development application approved by Council on Thursday night may pro...Read on...

Posted on: 21 June, 2021

Council resolves to resume normal debt recovery process

Snowy Monaro Regional Council resolved to endorse a motion to resume its regular debt recovery practices after pausing these activities for the past two years due to the impact of widespread drought, bushfire, and pandemic related hardship in the region.

All debt recovery was originally suspended in response to the black summer bushfires to grant relief to residents and ratepayers. This suspension was then extended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented effects on residents and busines...Read on...

Posted on: 17 June, 2021

East Jindabyne Water Rising Main Replacement Work 21 June 2021 – 9 July 2021

Please be advised that weather permitting, water rising main replacement work has been programmed to be carried out in the laneway between Camira Avenue and Jerrara Drive, East Jindabyne.

This essential work is expected to commence the 21 June 2021 and is expected to be completed on 9 July 2021. Works will be carried out between 7.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Local traffic movement will be permitted under site staff direction.

...Read on...

Posted on: 17 June, 2021

Bush Fire Prone Lands Mapping Update

Please be advised that on 1 June 2021, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service certified a revised Bushfire Prone Land (BFPL) Map for the Snowy Monaro Local Government Area.

The revised BFPL Map has been prepared and certified in accordance with section 10.3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The recently certified BFPL map has been prepared using the revised categories identified by the (RFS) and updat...Read on...

Posted on: 15 June, 2021

Snowy Monaro ratepayers can now pay by phone

After an initial setup and testing period, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has now officially launched its fully automated pay-by-phone rate payment system.

This upgrade to the options available to the region’s ratepayers was completed in response to community feedback. The system is proving a welcome addition to the payment options already available.

It is important to note that traditional over-the-count...Read on...

Posted on: 11 June, 2021

Council announces school holiday activities program

It’s shaping up to be a winter wonderland in the Snowy Monaro with Council recently announcing its action-packed calendar of youth activities and events for the upcoming school holidays.

Activities are scheduled across the region from Bredbo in the north to Bombala in the south, with a huge variety of options. Spaces are limited for some activities so anyone interested in getting involved should RSVP without delay. Activities are open to ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 June, 2021

Regional agencies partner to promote winter road safety

As the temperature drops across the region, residents and visitors alike are dealing with the return of ice on cars and sleet in the sky. This week, agencies across the wider region partnered to officially launch the snow season road safety campaign.

Every year, the winter period sees a significant increase in the number of crashes across the Snowy Monaro. These crashes can lead to serious trauma and can impact communities far and wide –with visitors travelling intercity, interstate and internationall...Read on...

Posted on: 8 June, 2021

Election information sessions with Council’s CEO

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced a series of information sessions across the region for any community members considering standing in the upcoming 2021 local government elections.

The sessions will be hosted by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bascomb, who has worked at the highest levels of local government in NSW for decades.

“As local government has never received the level of media or academic attention as state, fe...Read on...

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Posted on: 7 June, 2021

Waste education and our youth: JCS students score bins for the bowl

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The efforts of a community-minded group of teenagers from Jindabyne Central School have resulted in the installation of a new set of public rubbish and recycling bins at Jindabyne Skatepark.

Noticing the frequent build-up of litter around a favourite local spot, the group of Year 10 boys got word to Council about the problem, saying that they wanted bins installed to do something about it.

The boys helped do a litter pick of the skatepark ...Read on...

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Posted on: 7 June, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a public hearing in relation to the reclassification of Council owned land in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

At its ordinary meeting on 18 February, 2021 Council resolved to support a Planning Proposal to:
• Reclassify land adjacent to the Snowy River Hostel - 7A Jindalee Street, Berridale (Lot 10 DP1130244); and
• Reclassify Yallambee Lodge - 1 Binalong Str...Read on...

Posted on: 8 June, 2021

MORE CYCLISTS TO PEDAL INTO THE SNOWIES FOR NEW GRAN FONDO EVENT

Local businesses in the Snowy Mountains will reap the tourism and economic benefits of a new Grand Fondo-style cycling event that has been secured for five years from 2022 by the NSW Government.

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the Snowy Mountains has become known as an iconic cycling destination so to have secured the Snowy Classic for a five-year period was a massive coup for the region.

“The Snowy Classic will not onl...Read on...

Posted on: 3 June, 2021

New Jindabyne Education Campus

The Department of Education is delivering a new education campus for the Jindabyne community and is committed to working together with our school communities and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible learning facilities for students.

The Jindabyne community is invited to attend two information sessions at the Jindabyne Central School library to learn more about the new education campus. Members of the P&C are invited to attend the first information session on Wednesday 9 June from...Read on...

Posted on: 7 June, 2021

Council Facilities Closed for Queens Birthday Long Weekend - 14 June 2021

The following Council facilities and locations will be closed on Monday 14 June 2021, for the Queen's Birthday long weekend:

• All Council office and depot locations: returning to normal operating hours on Tuesday 15 June 2021
• Bombala and Cooma Libraries, including the Mobile Library service: returning to normal operating hours on Tuesday 15 June 2021• Numeralla Transfer S...Read on...

Posted on: 31 May, 2021

Volunteers visit Bumbalong in ongoing recovery effort

A group of volunteers and staff from the NRMA and Frontier Services have been working with the people of Bumbalong, near Colinton, to aid in the community’s ongoing recovery from the Black Summer bushfires.

Brought together with assistance from Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Community Recovery team, the group have been building fences, mending cars, trucks, tractors, and whipper snippers and putting together a new shed for the use of the Bumbalong Valley co...Read on...

Posted on: 31 May, 2021

Schools learn the waste & recycling rules

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste education team have been visiting schools across the region this month, delivering new Return and Earn bins and teaching kids how to manage waste responsibly.

Stopping in at Jindabyne Central School (JCS) this week, Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officer conducted an audit of the school’s current Return and Earn bin. With the help of two JCS students volunteering as Junior Recyclers, the contents were e...Read on...

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Posted on: 31 May, 2021

Community Information Sessions: Snowy Monaro Aged Care EOI Process

Community information sessions will be held in Berridale and Cooma Tuesday 8 June to explain the expression of interest (EOI) process Council is undertaking to find a new operator for Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel aged care facilities.

The sessions will be from 5pm to 6pm at Berridale Hall and from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. No registration is required. Community members are welcome to attend.

“Council is committed to being open and transparent throughout this pr...Read on...

Posted on: 31 May, 2021

Lady Tradie Day: Building skills and resilience

An inspired & motivated group of local women met at Colinton RFS Shed recently for a day of learning & hands-on experience with engines, tools, & equipment – thanks to Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Women’s Community Connect bushfire recovery initiative.

Attendees of the Lady Tradie Day received an introduction to vehicle maintenance and an in-depth look into gardening and landscaping tools and equipment. From chainsaws, through lawnmowers, to whipper-snippers; the participants were taken through the use,...Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2021

Free candidate webinars for 2021 local government elections

The NSW Electoral Commission has brought online its series of webinars and information pages for anyone considering running for office in the September 2021 local government election.

The NSW Electoral Commission has brought online its series of webinars and information pages for anyone considering running for office in the September 2021 local government election.

As part of its commitment to a vibrant and representative participat...Read on...

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Posted on: 27 May, 2021

Option determined for rates harmonisation across Snowy Monaro

The recommended option for rates harmonisation across the Snowy Monaro region has been determined following a second Extraordinary Council Meeting held in Cooma.

A single motion was presented at last night’s meeting, in support of Option 2 (a simplified rates structure), which will lead to the same base rate and ad valorem rate applying to most properties across the region. There was no opposition to the motion, h...Read on...

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Posted on: 25 May, 2021

Extraordinary Council Meeting 24 May 2021

An Extraordinary Council Meeting was held last night in Cooma to determine the preferred option for rates harmonisation across the Snowy Monaro region.

Nine councillors including the Mayor were in attendance, along with Council’s executive leadership team and CEO.

A great deal of work has been done on the modelling process and councillors have had numerous briefings on this to determine the best pat...Read on...

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Posted on: 25 May, 2021

Search for new residential aged care provider gets underway

A national expression of interest process is now underway aimed at identifying a leading specialist aged care organisation to take over ownership and operation of residential aged care homes, currently operated by Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

A national expression of interest process is now underway aimed at identifying a leading specialist aged care organisation to take over ownership and operation of Yallambee Lodge (Cooma) and Snowy River Hostel (Berridale) residential aged care homes, curr...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2021

Significant upgrades to effluent quality at Adaminaby

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has today announced that work on upgrades at Adaminaby Wastewater Treatment Plant will get underway from Monday 31 May 2021.

Following a community consultation in December 2020 and a subsequent open tender process, the complete overhaul of the wastewater treatment plant in Adaminaby will be of enormous benefit to the community for many years to come.

“Council is grateful to ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2021

International Nurses Day at Yallambee

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Residents and employees of Yallambee Lodge in Cooma celebrated International Nurses Day last week, recognising the contributions of some of the hardest working people in our community.

One resident at Yallambee, Lou, devoted 40 years of her life to helping others and serving the community through nursing and midwifery – 33 of those years at Cooma Hospital. The nurses and support staff were on-hand to show appreciation for Lou and her li...Read on...

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Posted on: 21 May, 2021

Bin Trim offers free waste assessment to businesses

The statewide Bin Trim Program provides free help and support to NSW businesses to maximise their recycling and minimise the waste ending up in landfill.

Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) is currently offering local businesses in the Snowy Monaro a free waste audit, report and review, to facilitate the diversion of waste from landfill and to assist businesses in reducing waste costs and reaching th...Read on...

Bin Trim Website
Posted on: 21 May, 2021

National Road Safety Week: Drive to Survive

This week is National Road Safety Week and Snowy Monaro Regional Council is reminding our region’s road users of the importance of driving and riding safely.

Safer Australian Roads and Highways is the organisation behind the safety week initiative, which aims to prevent the 1,200 lives lost and 44,000 people who are seriously injured on Australian roads each year. Highlighting the importance of this message to...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2021

Your feedback is vital: tell the NSW EPA how you recycle

Thanks to generous funding from the NSW EPA, Snowy Monaro Regional Council provides free community recycling facilities for residents in our region, diverting tonnes of recyclable material from landfill every year.

The EPA seeks feedback from communities across the state on an annual basis to learn about how people recycle waste and what their attitudes are around waste and recycling.

The survey is open from now until Wednesday 30 June 2021. Information collecte...Read on...

Survey Link
Posted on: 17 May, 2021

Every dog had its day in Bredbo

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This past Friday a working dog day for rural and regional residents of the Snowy Monaro and their canine helpers was held in Bredbo, as part of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s community recovery efforts and Australian Red Cross’s ‘Let’s Talk’ program.

Hosted by renowned trainer Gary White from White’s Kelpie Stud, the working dog school took participants through the entire process – from how to pick the right dog for the job, through an exhaustive multi-stage training progression – to end up with a wor...Read on...

Posted on: 17 May, 2021

Bin sins: No hot ash in the rubbish

Temperatures across the Snowy Monaro are already plummeting towards their winter lows, and residents across the region are stoking up their wood heaters and fireplaces.

Council reminds residents that the ash from wood burning can stay hot for a surprisingly long time, and must be completely cold before being wrapped and disposed of in kerbside bins.

Damage caused to bins by improperly disposed of hot ash can be a cost...Read on...

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Posted on: 17 May, 2021

Local seniors encouraged to attend ‘Get Ready’ presentation

A disaster and emergency preparedness presentation will be held in Bombala this month for Snowy Monaro seniors.

The three-hour session will provide seniors with practical steps to better equip themselves to respond in emergencies such as bushfires, floods and snowstorms.

Older regional and rural residents can be particularly vulnerable to disasters and emergenci...Read on...

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Posted on: 13 May, 2021

Judging underway for 2021 Snowy Monaro Business Awards

Nominations are closed and judging is underway for the 2021 Snowy Monaro Business Awards, with more than double the number of contenders compared to 2019.

The independent judging panel made up of 14 business leaders from across the country – more than half of which are from outside the region – are now entering their deliberations and casting their votes for this year’s winners.

Community-nominated categ...Read on...

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Posted on: 12 May, 2021

All Snowy Monaro sporting fields and ovals closed until further notice

All sporting fields and ovals (grass, not concrete) throughout the Snowy Monaro region are CLOSED from 11am today, Wednesday 12 May 2021, until further notice is given, due to the significant rainfall over the last few days.

We thank you for your co-operation.

Please phone 1300 345 345 if you have any questions.

Posted on: 10 May, 2021

Local seniors encouraged to attend ‘Get Ready’ presentation

Disaster and emergency preparedness presentations are being held in Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala this month for Snowy Monaro seniors.

The three-hour sessions will provide seniors practical steps to better equip themselves to respond in emergencies such as bushfires, floods and snowstorms.

Older regional and rural residents can be particularly vulnerable to disasters and emergencies, ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 May, 2021

Forum encouraging women to run in Local Government Elections comes to Cooma Saturday 29 May 2021

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch and Snowy Monaro Regional Council are hosting a free forum to encourage and help guide local women through the process of nominating and running for election to council.

With the next local government elections in NSW scheduled for Saturday 4 September 2021, the ALGWA’s “Getting Women Elected Forum” to be held at The Snow Mountains Traveller’s Rest, Cooma on Saturday 29 May 2021 is the perfect opportunity for local women ...Read on...

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Posted on: 4 May, 2021

Snowy Monaro aged care investment push to commence late May

A national market sounding process that aims to attract leading specialist residential aged care providers to take on ownership & operation of Council’s residential aged care facilities is expected to commence 21 May 2021, subject to Council endorsement.

This builds on the process commenced last year utilising Federal Government funding to explore the transition of aged care services to an external provider. The next step in the process is an expression of interest (EOI) to identify a suitable provider of...Read on...

Posted on: 4 May, 2021

Council’s Donations & Sponsorships helping community groups thrive

The Adaminaby Pony Club has been around for 50 years and having secured $4000 through Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Donations & Sponsorships program the Club’s is making plans that will see it succeed through the next half-century.

With the second and third generation of members coming through the ranks of the club, it was time for a few upgrades to the Club’s facilities at the Adaminaby Showground.

As a small club, the Adaminaby Pony Club has been unbelievably successful in com...Read on...

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Posted on: 4 May, 2021

Expressions of interest sought for Jindabyne community use tenancy

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has acquired a community purposes facility in Jindabyne and is seeking suitable tenants to submit expressions of interest.

Located at 17 Bent Street, Jindabyne, the primary use of the property is restricted to that of a youth centre, library, Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre – or any combination of these. The submission window is open now until 5pm on Friday 28 May 2021. ...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 May, 2021

Livvi’s Place Playground in Jindabyne ready for visitors with changes complete

A favourite for local families and tourists alike, Livvi’s Place Playground in Jindabyne has received renovations in the form of a soft-fall resurfacing and restoration of wooden structural elements.

Livvi’s Place playgrounds are an initiative of the Touched by Olivia Foundation, formed by two parents following the tragic death of their infant daughter to create inclusive play spaces across Australia. They are a national network of inclusive play spac...Read on...

Posted on: 3 May, 2021

Consultation on Snowy Monaro waste management strategy closing now

Following one month of community consultation meetings and public feedback opportunities, submissions on Council’s Draft Resource and Waste Management Strategy will close on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Nine community meetings were held across the region, from Bredbo to Delegate, as part of the wider community engagement process. There has so far been a good level of contribution through Council’s YourSay page and it’s not too late to get involved.

“I...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2021

Snowy Monaro Business Awards make their long-awaited return

Nominations and applications are now open for the Snowy Monaro Business Awards, returning with new categories for the first time since 2019.

For 2021 there are community-nominated and self-nominated awards across more than 20 different categories. The broad array of awards on offer this year is the only way Council organisers could accurately represent the diversity and depth of business talen...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2021

Public Exhibition of Planning Proposal – Reclassification of Community Land to Operational Land

Reclassification of 7A Jindalee Street, Berridale (Lot 10 DP 1130244) and 1 Binalong Street, Cooma (Lot 10 DP 1266613) from Community Land to Operational Land in order to reflect the appropriate land classification.

These sites are or are adjacent to existing Council owned aged care facilities. The intent is to investigate options in relation to transitioning to a new aged care service provider. Further information and relevant documents can be found on the NSW Plann...Read on...

NSW Planning Portal
Posted on: 27 April, 2021

Encouragement Award for Community Connections Lake Light entry

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From humble beginnings at the height of 2020’s COVID lockdown, the Snowy Monaro Regional Council Community Connections’ group entry has won the Lake Light Sculpture Encouragement Award.

Seasons of Change was an ambitious yarn-bombing installation representing the four seasons, installed amongst a grove of gumtrees by the water’s edge. Judges commended the work’s reimagining of old-world craft in “a new and interesting way.”

Council’s ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2021

Successful Heavy Vehicle Forum’s focus turns to women

Council’s annual Heavy Vehicle Forum made its return last week at Cooma Ex-services Club, with this year’s event putting the focus on women in the heavy vehicle industry.

The event is a drawcard for the region, attracting representatives from industry, government and the education sector for a series of talks and demonstrations covering contemporary issues and new developments affecting transport and freight.

There was ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2021

Council and community continue to combat graffiti issues

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been kept busy addressing ongoing acts of vandalism across the region, with police, community and Council working together to combat this antisocial behaviour.

National Graffiti Removal Day was recognised nationwide in mid April, with Council, local skaters and youth working together to paint over a significant amount of profane and unsightly vandalism across the Cooma Skate Park. Murals and artwork were left in...Read on...

Posted on: 26 April, 2021

Libraries a boon to Snowy Monaro multiculturalism

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Through a winning combination of local initiatives and programs backed by the NSW State Library, Snowy Monaro Regional Libraries are having a big impact on the lives of the local multicultural community.

Belén is a young mother who recently emigrated to the Snowy Monaro with her husband and son from Panama. Her son, David, is seven years old and spoke only Spanish when they arrived. With help from the library, David’s irrepressible love of reading wa...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2021

New facility manager for Council’s aged care facilities

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has appointed a new temporary facility manager to oversee Yallambee Lodge in Cooma and Snowy River Hostel in Berridale.

Jenelle McPherson will be heading up both facilities for the next six months. She brings with her 30 years of nursing experience, the last 15 of which were spent in aged, community and disability care both in Australia and internationally. Her experience ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 April, 2021

Waste facilities closed for Anzac Day

Waste facilities in the following locations will be closed for Anzac Day, this Sunday 25 April 2021:

• Bombala Landfill
• Cooma Landfill
• Jindabyne Landfill
• Bredbo Transfer Station
• Berridale Transfer Station
• Nimmitabel Transfer Station

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Posted on: 21 April, 2021

Snowy Monaro Anzac Day 2021 - Service and function information

Community commemorative services are being held throughout the region on Sunday 25 April. Please ensure you follow COVID safe plans and instructions of the COVID marshal at each ceremony.

Adaminaby
10.45am Marchers to assemble at the Big Fish, march commences at 10.50am.11am Ceremony to commence at Adaminaby School of Arts.

Berridale
6.15am Dawn Service and 11am main service at Memorial Precinct. 12.30pm Two-up and lunch fundrais...Read on...

Posted on: 19 April, 2021

Community led rates model included

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has agreed to include a sixth model in those being presented to the community through the upcoming consultation process. The model was developed by members of the community and presented at the April Council meeting.

“This is a complex undertaking and it is great that we can have such positive support from the community in looking for a solution that creates fair and equitable distribution of the rates burden,” said Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

...Read on...

Posted on: 19 April, 2021

Public consultation on the Michelago Masterplan

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The current window for public feedback on the Michelago Masterplan closes 6pm Monday 10 May 2021, after multiple stages of community consultation.

Members of the public looking to get involved before public consultation concludes are encouraged to head to Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s YourSay community feedback page.

“What we heard in our initial stages of consultation on this project was impo...Read on...

Michelago Masterplan link
Posted on: 19 April, 2021

Aerial weed-spraying program returning to the Snowy Monaro

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council provides access to and coordination of a large scale aerial weed-spraying program, with landholders, urged to apply for this autumn period. Spraying will occur throughout May ahead of winter.

This program runs twice each year and Council acts as the coordinating body to offer advice, identification, mapping and assistance in liaising with neighbouring properties as part of the program.

“By participating in our biannual program, landholders...Read on...

Posted on: 13 April, 2021

Seniors breaching the digital divide in Cooma

About a dozen seniors gathered at Cooma Library on Tuesday 6 April 2021 for another instalment in Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s successful Tech Savvy Seniors program.

The program guides local older people through the basics of phone, computer and tablet use. Designed by and delivered in partnership with the NSW State Government and Telstra, the program guides participants through a step-by-step progression to establish...Read on...

Posted on: 13 April, 2021

Yallambee Lodge assessed as fully compliant with residential aged care standards

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is pleased to announce that Yallambee Lodge has been re-accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission for a period of two years.

The re-accreditation follows the performance audit undertaken by the Commission last month which found Yallambee Lodge to be fully compliant with all eight residential aged care standards, and meeting all 42 requirements within those standards. The perfor...Read on...

Posted on: 12 April, 2021

Sustainable Lands Project - Mulloon Institute Farm Tour

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Join the Sustainable Lands Project for our third event of the Sustainable Lands series, as we visit Mulloon Institute Farm.

As part of their Sustainable Lands Project, the Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be bringing interested community members to the Mulloon Institute to learn about landscape rehydration, sustainable land management, soils and soil health, erosion control ...Read on...

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Posted on: 12 April, 2021

Snowy Monaro Business and Recovery Hub now open

Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Business Australia have opened the new Snowy Monaro Business and Recovery Hub in Cooma, connecting business owners and community members to bushfire recovery support plus business and community services.

The new initiative is a one-stop shop to assist the growing number of established and aspiring local business-people looking for support, services and information in the region.

“It has been a challenging time for our community and businesses, but the...Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2021

Youth funding boost for the Snowy Monaro

Young people in the Snowy Monaro are set to see more funding for community events, helping our region’s youth connect this Youth Week.

In March 2021 the NSW State Government announced $335,000 in funds to support events in communities across the state, with a share allocated to Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

“The Youth Week initiative has been hugely successful in past years in the Sn...Read on ...

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Posted on: 1 April, 2021

Cooma community clean up: Graffiti Removal Day returns

In response to the recent uptick in vandalism in the region, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is announcing the return of Graffiti Removal Day at Cooma Skate Park at 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Forty-two litres of paint and other supplies have been donated by Graffiti Removal Day Australia as part of their 2021 national campaign, “it’s time to love where you live!” The local initiative and supply donations have been organised by Council’s dedica...Read on...

Posted on: 1 April, 2021

Deadline extended for bush fire recovery grants

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council have announced an extended deadline of 16 April 2021 for the region’s Community Bush Fire Recovery Grants program.

The program aims to provide essential funding of $1000 – $5000 for community-led and community-focused initiatives that help the Snowy Monaro region continue to recover from the impacts of the Black Summer fires.

“Throughout these last 18 months of fir...More details

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Posted on: 30 March, 2021

COUNCIL SERVICES OVER EASTER

Over the Easter long weekend Council service operating hours will be as follows:

Customer Service Offices:
Customer service offices at Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne will be closed from Friday 2 April 2021 through Monday 5 April 2021 inclusive.

Libraries:Cooma, Bombala and the Mobile Library will all be closed Friday 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2021

Snowy Monaro Regional Council hosts first B2B expo

Snowy Monaro Regional Council delivered a new initiative in support of local business last week with the first-ever Snowy Monaro Business to Business Expo at Jindabyne Memorial Hall.

Officially opened with remarks from Clr. John Castellari, the event brought together dozens of local operators all in one place to showcase the amazing versatility and capability of the Snowy Monaro business community. A one-stop-shop for new collaboratio...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2021

Spring Scavenge at the Foreshore

Lakeside Scavenge is coming back to Jindabyne’s Banjo Paterson Park with Spring into Scavenge, another fun community clean-up and clothes swap event on Saturday 17 April from 9am to 1pm.

This will be the fourth event held in Jindabyne, with 353 residents across previous Lakeside Scavenge events removing over 2 tonnes of litter from the lake foreshore. In partnership with Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the NSW Government and The Festival o...Read on...

Posted on: 29 March, 2021

Weigh in on waste management

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on the community to provide their feedback on the new draft waste management strategy for the region.

In 2020 residents of the Snowy Monaro were consulted about how waste is currently managed in the region. This feedback was instrumental in bringing this new draft strategy to fruition.

“The people of the Snowy Monaro were forthright with their feedbac...Read on...

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Posted on: 29 March, 2021

Council commences community consultation on new rates structure

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is commencing its consultation process for the new proposed rates structure. Councillors resolved to present five models of how the rates can be distributed between ratepayers to the community and these are now ready.

This review process is a requirement of the current legislation and will not add a single cent to the total rates collected by Council, only how it is spread among the landowners.

Council has to set up a new rate structure that complies with the legisl...Read on...

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Posted on: 25 March, 2021

Notification of Pesticide Use - Jindabyne Medical Practice Carpark

The Jindabyne Medical Practice carpark will be sprayed for grassy weeds (including African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock) this Sunday 28 March 2021.

Flupropanate and Glyphosate will be used in accordance with APVMA Minor Use Permit 9792.

Notification signs will be displayed at the entry and exit points of the carpark.

For more information contact Council’s Biosecurity Team on 1300 345 345.Read on...

Posted on: 25 March, 2021

UPDATE ON OVAL & FIELD CLOSURES - 25 March 2021

Bombala and Cooma ovals (grass, not concrete) will remain closed until Saturday morning - 27 March 2021, to allow the ground to dry. Jindabyne ovals have now reopened.
We thank you for your co-operation.

Posted on: 23 March, 2021

Level 2 Water Restrictions to begin this week in Bredbo

Level 2 water restrictions for the village of Bredbo commencing 12.01am Friday 26 March 2021.

Water carting resumed this week for Bredbo due to the water in the bores, which normally supply Bredbo, failing to improve in quality after recent rainfall caused minor flooding of the Murrumbidgee River.

To ensure the usage of the carted water is min...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 March, 2021

Council resolves to remove proposed E3 zoning from draft strategy

Council resolved to reconsider the proposed E3 zoning changes in the Draft Rural Land Use Strategy at the regular meeting of Snowy Monaro Regional Council last week in Cooma.

Councillors spoke passionately about the importance of listening to the community and of the overwhelming community response to the draft. Councillors voted to remove the changes to E3 from the draft strategy and to reconsider the minimum lot sizes for dw...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2021

Cooma Creek Shared Pathway Project update

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The final stage of the Cooma Creek Shared Pathway Project is now open for community consultation.

Since phase one of the project began back in February 2020, 82 solar lights have been installed along the pathway from Church Road to Lambie Street. More than 50% of the repairs to the path itself are complete and Council is opening up consultation on the...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 March, 2021

Citizenship ceremony held in Cooma

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In a fitting end to Harmony Week, the Snowy Monaro had the privilege and honour of welcoming seven local residents as our newest Australian citizens at a ceremony held in Cooma.

Following an address from Mayor Peter Beer and the reading of a statement from Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the new citizens recited the citizenship pledge.

The Mayor then presented them individually wit...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2021

Council’s community outreach at Bombala Show

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The Bombala Show made its much-anticipated return over the weekend and Snowy Monaro Regional Council were there to engage with the community.

Staff from waste education and biosecurity and weed control were all on-hand to answer questions from the public and help people to access all the services and opportunities Council has available to the community.

“With so many public events cancelled ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2021

Council announces opening of latest round of Donations and Sponsorships

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced the opening of the application period for the latest round of donations and sponsorships for local community groups and organisations.

Applications for the July to December 2021 funding period open 8.30am Thursday 1 April 2021 and close 11.59pm Thursday 13th May 2021.

“Our region has a reputation for community-mindedness and this round of donations and sponsorship demonstrates Council...Read on...

For information or to download an application form
Posted on: 15 March, 2021

Last chance for a splash: Snowy Monaro pools closing for the season

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Temperatures are dropping and the frosts are already setting in with the arrival of autumn in the Snowy Monaro, which means it’s time to get down to your local pool for one last splash.

Thanks to all the pool staff, swim coaches, swimmers, visitors and carers who utilised our pools this season.

Bombala, Berridale and Adaminaby Pools will close Saturday 20 March 2021 and reopen Saturday 20 November 2021.

Cooma Pool will close Wedne...Read on...

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Posted on: 15 March, 2021

Bushfire recovery grants available for Snowy Monaro projects

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Thanks to a grant from the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund to Snowy Monaro Regional Council, funding from $1000-5000 is available for suitable small-scale community activities.

Funded by disaster recovery arrangements between the Commonwealth and State governments, applications are open now through until 9 April 2021 and the community is encouraged to apply.

Projects need to meet specified Disaster Recovery Outcomes to qualif...Read on...

Your Say site link...
Posted on: 15 March, 2021

Jindabyne Art Gallery finds new temporary home thanks to Council

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Volunteers with the Jindabyne Art Gallery will soon begin moving into a new temporary space provided by Snowy Monaro Regional Council for a trial period of four months.

The gallery was facing the prospect of homelessness after only seven months of existence after having to move from their pop-up location in Nugget’s Crossing, kindly provided by the Centre Management until now.

Following communications and a meeting w...Read on...

Posted on: 15 March, 2021

Green bin grubs costing ratepayers money

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Cooma residents are urged to ensure they are using their green bins properly after the discovery of contaminated goods at Cooma Landfill last week.

A canvas bag filled with dirty needles and other intravenous items was discovered in a row of the Cooma Landfill compost farm. Due to obvious safety concerns, all 85 cubic metres of future compost had to be removed and disappointingly, placed in the landf...Read on...

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Posted on: 15 March, 2021

Jindabyne community meeting to discuss informal camping

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has organised a community meeting next week to discuss informal camping issues in and around Jindabyne. A panel of key local community and business representatives has been organised for this Council facilitated forum.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 March 2021 at the Jindabyne Bowling Club from 6pm to 7.30pm, discussing not only informal camping, but the current pressures on local accommodation and accommodation providers, seasonal staff accommodation, winter de...Read on...

Posted on: 8 March, 2021

Showcase and connect at the Snowy Monaro Business to Business Expo

Local businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to register for the upcoming Snowy Monaro Business to Business Expo.

Coming to Jindabyne Memorial Hall on 25 March from 12pm to 8pm, the event will be a market fair for networking and showcasing products and services to other local operators. The event aims to be a catalyst for further cooperation, awareness, regional grow...Read on...

Posted on: 8 March, 2021

Snowy Monaro stepped up to clean up for Clean Up Australia Day 2021

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This past Sunday was Clean Up Australia Day and the Snowy Monaro community was out in force looking after our local environment.

2021 was the biggest year for the region in quite some time. Local businesses kicked things off during the week with numerous local organisations getting out and getting involved. Thredbo Resort had 38 people attend their event, who together collected mor...Read on...

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Posted on: 8 March, 2021

Dalgety shows off new pavilion to the public at return of annual show

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Sunday 7 March 2021 saw a highly successful 77th annual Dalgety Show at the new and improved Dalgety Showground.

Making its public debut, the all new pavilion was the home of the hotly contested categories of art, photography, baked goods, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Judging and displays were held in the pavilion for the first time since a complete overhaul of th...Read on...

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Posted on: 8 March, 2021

Heroic hounds hunting Hawkweed

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council and NSW Hawkweed Eradication partners, including National Parks and Wildlife Service, Local Land Services, and the Department of Primary Industries, recently conducted a joint operation using the NSW Hawkweed Detection Dogs.

The team consisting of Council biosecurity staff, Local Land Services, National Parks staff and volunteers, were joined by specialist weed-hunting dogs Connor and Sally at sites in Braemar Bay and Snowy Plain.

“Both Mouse-ear and Orange Hawkweed pose s...Read on...

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Posted on: 8 March, 2021

Join in the upcoming Snowy Monaro Regional Trails Masterplan Workshops

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Community consultation workshops discussing the Snowy Monaro Regional Trails Masterplan begin next week with events to be held across the region.

Residents and trail-users are encouraged to participate in the consultation process. The series of workshops and the online YourSay feedback/information portal will provide the community with multiple ways to have their voices heard on this important proj...Read on...

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Posted on: 5 March, 2021

Outcome of Extraordinary Council Meeting – 4 March 2021

Last night an Extraordinary Council Meeting was held in the Cooma Chambers. Councillors discussed whether Council would lodge an application for funding with the Commonwealth Building Better Regions funding program for the Monaro Rail Trail.

There was much discussion around committing to an application to support the growth of tourism in the region, through to concerns on the financial aspects of the application and the impact on community given Council’s current financial status.

The Buil...Read on...

Posted on: 4 March, 2021

Lifejacket self-service clinics coming to our region this April

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Transport for NSW Maritime will be running inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics in our region this April.

Boating Education Officers will be conducting free sessions for the boating public, promoting overall awareness of inflatable lifejacket servicing requirements and providing step-by-step instruction on the self-servicing process.

Inflatable lifejacket...Read on...

For more information and to register:
Posted on: 3 March, 2021

EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council will hold an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 4 March 2021 from 6pm in the Cooma Chambers.

The primary objective of the meeting is to determine whether Council will lodge an application for the current round of Building Better Regions Funding and considerations of the matters affecting this in relation to the proposed Monaro Rail Trail project....Read on...

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Posted on: 2 March, 2021

Call for expressions of interest for Dalgety Showground Section 355 Management Committee

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Nominations for four (4) position on the Dalgety Showground Section 355 Management Committee are now open and close Thursday 25 March 2021.

This committee plays a vital role in providing and managing a Council facility for the community. The committee provide a valuable link between user groups and the community, providing feedback on activities through the active participation in discussions...Read on...

Nomination form...
Posted on: 1 March, 2021

More than a lifetime of charity and kindness

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A substantial bequest from the estate of prominent Cooma resident Stella Reid has resulted in significant upgrades and improvements at Yallambee Lodge.

The funds have so far been used to install wall-mounted televisions with included streaming services, 15 high-low beds and king single beds to improve resident’s safety and comfort, and work is currently underway on Stella’s – an integrated hair salon wit...Read on...

Posted on: 1 March, 2021

One Tonne of Treasure at the Tip

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Latest figures from ScrapMart at Jindabyne Landfill show Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s buyback program has diverted more than one tonne of goods from that landfill in January alone.

So-called ‘buyback’ schemes offer both environmental and economic benefits and have been available in the Snowy Monaro since 2009.

“Keeping the precious metals and toxic chemicals found in electronics out of landfill prevents potential contamination o...Read on...

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Posted on: 1 March, 2021

A new resource to keep you and your family safe

Snowy Monaro Regional Council today announced the release of the online disaster dashboard as part of a pilot program rolling out across 27 councils across NSW.

On the Snowy Monaro Disaster Dashboard residents will find real-time information on all emergencies in the local government area, information on preparing for emergencies and any assistance available to help individuals recover from disaster. The site pul...Read on...

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Posted on: 1 March, 2021

Next steps taken to provide high level care in Cooma

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is progressing with the development of an additional unit to cater for community members that require a high level of care at Yallambee Lodge.

There is a high need in the community for this level of care and the unit has been identified as an urgent requirement and as such, funding was secured from the Federal Government under the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). The unit will be able to suppo...Read on...

Posted on: 1 March, 2021

Neighbourhood needs? There’s an App for that!

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Since its introduction in 2010, the mobile app Snap Send Solve has revolutionised the way people interact with their local councils.

Local residents in our region reported more than 150 incidents in 2020 using the app, flagging everything from potholes to illegal dumping directly to Council through this easy to use platform.

“Digital technology has changed many areas of our lives f...Read on...

Posted on: 22 February, 2021

Extension to deadline for Council's Bushfire Recovery Weed Control Program

Expressions of Interest for Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Bushfire Recover Weed Control Program have been extended by a further two weeks and will now close on Friday 5 March 2021.

The program - funded through a NSW Local Land Services grant - is available to any community members directly impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires and experiencing difficulties managing weeds on their property as a result.

Successful applicants will be ...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 February, 2021

National exhibition coming to the Snowy Monaro

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The National Gallery of Australia has announced that from late February their travelling exhibit The Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift exhibition is coming to our region’s libraries - Cooma, Bombala and the mobile library.

The travelling exhibition allows rural and regional communities to experience world-class art and culture in a unique and intimate way. Unlike traditional art and museum exhibitions, the Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift exhibition will allow visitors to phy...Read on...

Posted on: 22 February, 2021

A dog-gone success story

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Statistics released today by Snowy Monaro Regional Council show a continuing trend of positive outcomes for local dogs passing through Council facilities.

Across Council facilities, in the 2019/20 reporting period, more than 92% of dogs taken in were released to either their owners or to volunteer organisation to be cared for and rehomed.

“We take animal welfare very seriously at Council,” said Mayor Pe...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 February, 2021

Council aligns customer service hours at all locations across Snowy Monaro

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council advises the Snowy Monaro community that from Monday 1 March 2021 all four customer services offices will operate from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm*.

Council operates four customer service offices at Bombala, Berridale, Cooma and Jindabyne to service the needs of the community.

The recommendation was put to Council at the February meeting, held last Thursday night in Bombala, and Councillors unanimo...Read on...

Posted on: 15 February, 2021

Muster up an old phone for the good of the planet

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is proud to announce its support of the MobileMuster Go for Zero nationwide challenge.

MobileMuster has now been operating for 23 years and since the program began, more than 1500 tonnes of mobile phone and accessories have been collected and recycled.

This March, all residents are being encouraged to dig through their drawers, search un...Read on...

Posted on: 15 February, 2021

Working together for Regional Education

With a focus on the provision of training and job pathways for people in our region, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is working with TAFE NSW to address ongoing local needs.

Council recognises the challenges for people in region who want to study and work locally, and would like to support this process in key areas such as aged care services, leisure and health, automotive and heavy vehicle mechanics.

Training opportunitie...Read on...

Posted on: 10 February, 2021

Directly impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires and having difficulties managing weeds on your property?

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is currently calling for expressions of interest for a bushfire recovery – weed control program.

Council has secured grant funding through Local Land Services to manage priority weed infestations on properties affected by the bushfires, to enable landowners to focus on more pressing recovery activities. On receiving your expression of interest form a...Read on...

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Posted on: 8 February, 2021

Submissions closed for Council’s Draft Rural Land Use and Settlements Strategies

The public consultation period for Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s draft Rural Land Use and Settlements Strategies has closed.

Council has received more than 300 submissions during the three-month consultation period; conducted over 40 public consultation sessions in the preceding months; and held meetings with landholders, farmers, community groups and government agencies.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: 8 February, 2021

Step up to clean up the Snowy Monaro

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Local residents are being encouraged to register for Clean Up Australia Day and do their part for the local environment on 7 March 2021.

The country’s largest community environmental event opened for registration in December and a number of local groups have already taken the opportunity to sign up. However, with recent research showing more than one in three Australian households have gen...Read on...

Register here
Posted on: 8 February, 2021

Bombala Water Supply Options Study Community Meeting

Snowy Monaro Regional Council (SMRC) held a community meeting in Bombala on Wednesday 3 February 2021 to discuss the Water Supply Options Study for the new Bombala Water Treatment Plant Upgrade.

The meeting, held in the Club Bombala Auditorium, was attended by ten members of the Bombala community and four SMRC representatives including; Peter Bascomb (CEO), Jeff Morgan (Chief Operating Officer), Jessica Dunstan (Manager Water Wastewater Operation...Read on...

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Posted on: 5 February, 2021

Sewer Infrastructure Work with Road Closure of Therry Street, Bombala

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Please be advised that weather permitting, sewer infrastructure work has been programmed to commence in Therry Street, Bombala. The work will be carried out by contractors Fewster Brothers Pty Ltd.

This essential work is expected to commence on Wednesday 10 February 2021 and is expected to be completed by Friday 26 February 2021. Work from 10-12 February 2021 will involve a full road closure of Therry Street. Work from 13-26 February 2021 will invol...Read on...

Posted on: 22 January, 2021

Bombala Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Community Meeting

A community meeting will be held in Bombala to discuss the water supply options study for the new Bombala Water Treatment Plant upgrade.

Time: 5.30 start - 7pm close

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Location: Club Bombala - Auditorium

Places are limited to 80 people to ensure the event meets COVID-safe requirements.

Posted on: 18 January, 2021

Council and Cooma Lions Club commence more works at Norris Park

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The Cooma community will soon have access to an inclusive pathway through Norris Park thanks to the volunteers of the Cooma Lions Club.

In addition to providing the funding, Cooma Lions Club members are dedicating their time and resources to complete the construction which commences today and will continue for a number of weeks.

Construction will also include a wheelchair-friendly ramp...Read on...

Posted on: 18 January, 2021

Expression of Interest - Independent Member of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for appointment as an independent Member of Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.

The Objective of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee is to provide independent assurance and assistance to Snowy Monaro Regional Council, on risk management, the control framework, legislative compliance, internal audit and external accountability r...Read on...

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Posted on: 12 January, 2021

Sewer Infrastructure Work with Road Closure of Therry Street, Bombala

Please be advised that weather permitting, sewer infrastructure work has been programmed to commence in Therry Street, Bombala.

The work will be carried out by contractors Fewster Brothers Pty Ltd.

This essential work is expected to commence on 18 January 2021 and is expected to be completed by 21 January 2021.

Road closures will be required to ensure the safety of staff a...Read on...

Posted on: 11 January, 2021

Bobeyan Road Funding and Project progress update

Work continues in the planning and preparation phases of the Bobeyan Road upgrade which involves the resealing of 27km of road.

To date, the completed aspects of the project include:
• Physical Survey • Geotechnical Surveys
• Review of Environmental Factors including Aboriginal Heritage • Traffic Surveys
• Biodiversity Surveys

Council is aware that these completed as...Read on...

Posted on: 4 January, 2021

Garage Sale Trail success across the Snowy Monaro Region

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Participation in the 10th annual National Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia’s biggest sustainability and community events, may have been down due to COVID-19 restrictions but some great results were recorded with 5001 events in NSW alone.

The event, which took place on the weekend of 13-14 November 2020, included 192 virtual sales and 1697 people participated in new online trail tutorial workshops.

Across the Snowy Monaro region, an estimated 12,600kg of quality pre-loved goods were reh...Read on...

Registration Link...
Posted on: 4 January, 2021

Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission Standards met at Yallambee Lodge

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Council is pleased to advise of their success in the recent Assessment Contact undertaken by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission at Yallambee Lodge in Cooma.

Due to the dedication and hard work of the frontline workforce and sound planning from Council’s leadership team at Yallambee, the December 2020 inspection by the Commission resulted in all requirements being assessed as “met”.

Yallambee is now both a...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2020

Weeding out … African Lovegrass

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Council’s ‘Weeding out’ campaign has aimed to share important information on our region’s priority (unwanted) weeds. For our final instalment, we’re focusing on African Lovegrass. Last week our focus was on Blackberry.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s priority weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support our communit...Read on...

Posted on: 23 December, 2020

Cooma Library Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Refurbishment

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Cooma Library this week celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its $1.5 million refurbishment.

When it reopened to the community on 22 December 2010 there were some fantastic new inclusions. The building had been extended by 300 square metres, incorporated a dedicated Teen Central area, Kids Zone and Family History/Local Studies research room, whi...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2020

Adaminaby Sewage Treatment Upgrade Project Underway

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Following approval at Council’s November Ordinary Meeting to proceed with the Adaminaby Sewage Treatment upgrade, the Water Wastewater Team held a community meeting in town on 1 December 2020 to discuss the proposed design and construction.

Council’s Manager Water Wastewater Operations, Jessica Dunstan and Water Consultant, Greg Searle opened the meeting and presented to attendees the plans to construct the new plant over the old plant, along with the installation of new screening from the h...Read on...

Posted on: 21 December, 2020

Weeding out … Blackberry

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Council’s ‘Weeding out’ campaign aims to share important information on our region’s priority (unwanted) weeds. This week we’re focusing on blackberry as our weed of the week.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support o...Read on...

Posted on: 18 December, 2020

Jindabyne Library

Following a recommendation from the Economic Development Team, Councillors have approved for a grant variation request to go to CreateNSW for Jindabyne Library.

In seeking this variation, the preferred outcome is for a modular library of approx. 500m2 gross, adjacent to Jindabyne Memorial Hall, to be installed and remain on-site as a library for at least five years. Grant money is being used for the capital costs...Read on...

Posted on: 18 December, 2020

Draft Rural Land Use Strategy and Consultation – Snowy Monaro

At the December meeting of Council held in Jindabyne last night, the recommendations presented for the Draft Rural Land Use Strategy resulted in much debate and an adjournment for future discussion.

Extensive discussion was held around inclusions in the strategy, such as E3 – currently out on exhibition, formation of a steering committee, and a further extension of the consultation period.

The previously announced strategic consultation process w...Read on...

Posted on: 18 December, 2020

Council pursuing ownership options for residential aged care services

Council moved at the December 2020 Council meeting in Jindabyne a report on the receipt of federal government funding under stream 2 of the Business Improvement fund (BIF) to pursue alternative ownership options for its residential aged care services.

Utilising the BIF grant funding delivered by the Department of Health, Council will explore the transition to a new provider for Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel.

The BIF aims to assist aged care providers such as Council to improve their busine...Read on...

Posted on: 14 December, 2020

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

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Throughout the Christmas and New Year period, some of Council’s offices and services will be affected by closures or a change in opening hours.

Council Offices
Council offices in Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne will close for the Christmas and New Year period from 12pm Thursday 24 December 2020, with normal hours to resume from Monday 4 January 2021. The 24/7 Customer Service phone line ...Read on...

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Posted on: 14 December, 2020

Weeding out… Chilean Needle Grass

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Council’s ‘Weeding out’ campaign through to the end of the year aims to share information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re focusing on Chilean Needle Grass as our weed of the week.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support o...Read on...

Chilean Needle Grass distribution map...
Posted on: 10 December, 2020

Sewer infrastructure work with partial road closure of Forbes Street Bridge, Bombala

Council wishes to advise that, weather permitting, sewer infrastructure work has been programmed to commence across the Forbes Street Bridge, Bombala.

This essential work is planned to commence from the evening of 15 December 2020 and is expected to be completed on 18 December 2020.

The work will be carried out by contractors Fewster Brothers Pty Ltd.

Partial road closures on the bridge will be ...Read on...

Posted on: 7 December, 2020

Snowy Monaro youths complete Teen Mental Health First Aid training

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A group of 15 enthusiastic young people from across the region participated in Teen Mental Health First Aid training last week.

The program – organised by Council’s Youth Development Team – aims to empower young people aged 12-18 years with the skills and tools to provide mental health first aid to their peers, along with increasing awareness about mental wellbeing.

“Think of i...Read on...

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Posted on: 7 December, 2020

Applications open for 2021 Youth Council

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Snowy Monaro Youth Council is looking for energetic and motivated young people to join the 2021 Youth Council.

The Youth Council plays an important role in the region by advocating for the needs of young people and providing an avenue for youth representatives to participate in decision making on important community issues.

The team also acts in an advisory and...Read on...

Applications form...
Posted on: 7 December, 2020

Random Acts of Kindness - Snowy Monaro Community Connections

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With end of year celebrations looking a little different for many this year, Snowy Monaro Community Connections Groups will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with a final ‘surprising’ community project for the year.

To help spread some seasonal cheer the groups will be creating small gifts and leaving them in random locations across our region to be found by members of the community. Research has found that random acts of kindness can have a ripple effect, uplifting ...Read on...

Posted on: 7 December, 2020

Weeding out … Parthenium weed

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As we head into the warmer months, Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds so we can understand how to play our part to protect our environment, help our farmers and support our community.

The impact of weeds on natural vegetation can be devastating and is estimated to cost the NSW economy about $1.8 billion annually (NSW Department of Industry, 2018).

Council’s ‘Weeding out’ campaign through to the end of the year aims to share informa...Read on...

Posted on: 4 December, 2020

2021 Australia Day Award nominations open in Snowy Monaro

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging residents to recognise hard-working individuals and community groups in our region with nominations now open for the Australia Day Awards.

2021 Australia Day events will be held in towns and villages throughout the region with award ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of community members, organisations and events that make the Snowy Monaro the great place it is to live.

Mayor Peter...Read on...

Posted on: 30 November, 2020

Bombala Pump Station

Areas of the Snowy Monaro region experienced high winds yesterday resulting in loss of power to the Bombala pump station in Timor St. This is an isolated incident.

The pump station overflowed and some sewage entered the Bombala River. The spill was reported to the EPA and samples were taken for reporting purposes. There are no precautions that need to be taken as it was a minimal amount that reached the river.

C...Read on...

Posted on: 30 November, 2020

Have your say on Michelago's Masterplan

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on the Michelago community to have their say on the development of a village masterplan.

Following on from the Michelago Local Character Workshop held earlier this year, the Michelago Masterplan) is a short-term action of the Snowy Monaro Settlements Strategy (currently on public exhibition) and is instrumental in helping to guide a sustainab...Read on...

Posted on: 30 November, 2020

Weeding out ... St John's Wort

Council’s ‘Weeding out’ campaign is running through November and December to share information on our region’s priority weeds. This week we’re focusing on St John’s Wort as our ‘weed of the week’.

As we head into the warmer months, Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on all community members to get to know our region’s unwanted (priority) weeds. Together we can all play a part to protect the environment, help our famers and support our communi...Read on...

Posted on: 26 November, 2020

Expression of interest for committee membership North Ridge Reserve s355 Management Committee

Nominations for seven positions on the North Ridge Reserve Section 355 Management Committee will open from 2 December 2020, and close 15 January 2021.

This committee plays a vital role in providing and managing a Council reserve for the community. The committee provides a valuable link between local residents and the wider community, providing feedback on activities through the active participation in d...Read on...

Nomination form...
Posted on: 26 November, 2020

Business survey for bushfire impacted areas

The NSW Government is seeking feedback from businesses impacted by the 2019–20 bushfires via a short survey to understand how they are recovering, what support they are accessing and where additional assistance is needed.

The survey has been distributed to the 50 bushfire-impacted local government areas in NSW. The survey will be open until 24 December 2020.

The feedback from our business community will be extremely valuable in helping to identify future responses for s...Read on...

Survey link...
Posted on: 23 November, 2020

Council to extend draft consultation periods - Rural Land Use Strategy and Settlements Strategy

Mayor Peter Beer today advised Council that following community feedback, discussion with SMRC Councillors and with the CEO, the Public Exhibition period for the following draft strategies be extended to 1 February 2021.

This applies to the strategies below, currently on exhibition:

- Rural Land Use Strategy
https://yoursaysnowymonaro.com.au/rural-land-use-strategy

- Settlements Strategyhttps://yoursaysnowymonaro.com.au/settlements-strategy

Drop-in sessions ha...Read on...

Posted on: 23 November, 2020

Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think - National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

It is easy to forget that asbestos is still present in millions of Australian homes, but it's a fact that if a house was built or renovated before 1990, there's a good chance it has some asbestos.

Asbestos can be easily disturbed when doing renovations, home improvements and maintenance.

National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020 reminds Australians to be asbestos aware before they start any work around the home. Asbestos lurks in more places than yo...Read on...

Posted on: 23 November, 2020

DA Tracker reintroduced - back online now

A Development Application (DA) tracker is a key element in providing an open and transparent avenue for Snowy Monaro Regional Council (SMRC) to engage with our community on development.

With the reintroduction of this system, it’s now back online and able to be used region wide across the Snowy Monaro.

SMRC’s DA tracker is available to the community to view the status of Development Applications under assessment in the region.

DA ...Read on...

Posted on: 23 November, 2020

Weeding out ... Serrated Tussock

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The recent rains have been a welcome relief to many parts of our region. Unfortunately they’ve also provided the ideal conditions for many of our unwanted (priority) weeds to continue to flourish and spread.

While seemingly harmless at first glance, the impact of weeds on natural vegetation can be devastating and they are estimated to cost the NSW economy about $1.8 billion annually (NSW Department of Industry, 2018).

As we head into the warmer months, Sn...Read on...

Posted on: 20 November, 2020

Water Service Replacement Work with Permanent Road Closure - Goonda Street, Cooma

Please be advised that, weather permitting, water service replacement work has been programmed to commence in Goonda Street, Cooma.

The work will be carried out by contractors Interflow Pty Ltd.

This essential work is expected to commence 27 November 2020 and is expected to be completed on 11 December 2020. Works will be carried out between 7:30am and 5:00pm during this time (excl...Read on...

Posted on: 18 November, 2020

Expression of interest for committee membership Michelago Community Hall S355 Management Committee

Nominations for four (4) positions on the Michelago Community Hall Section 355 Management Committee will open from Thursday 19 November and close Thursday 17 December 2020.

This committee plays a vital role in providing and managing a Council facility for the community. The committee provides a valuable link between user groups and the community, providing feedback on activities through the active participation in discussion...Read on...

Download nomination form...
Posted on: 12 November, 2020

Bredbo to be placed on level 2 water restrictions

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Level 2 water restrictions apply from 12:00pm, Friday 20 November 2020, until further notice.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is currently carting water to Bredbo.

Water in the bores that normally supply Bredbo has failed to improve in quality after recent rainfall caused minor flooding of the Murrumbidgee River.

To keep demand low, Council ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2020

Region ready for largest Garage Sale Trail yet

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More Snowy Monaro residents than ever before are expected to participate in this year’s Garage Sale Trail with more than 50 sales already registered across the region.

Snowy Monaro households, schools and community groups will join more than 400,000 Australians on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November as part of the annual, nationwide Garage Sale Trail.

The Snowy Monaro community is encouraged to participate, either as ...Read on...

Register now at...
Posted on: 10 November, 2020

Development application for RV park in Cooma withdrawn

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The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) have withdrawn its development application for a recreation vehicle park in Hawkins Street, Cooma.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been advised by the CMCA that the organisation will no longer proceed with plans to construct an RV park in Hawkins Street.

The CMCA has indicated their willingness to continue working with the Council to identify alt...Read on...

Posted on: 10 November, 2020

Molly’s positive address to youth parliament

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Snowy Monaro Youth Councillor Molly Brabham is hoping her presentation at the Children’s Week Parliament will help young people think more positively about body image.

Molly was a strong voice for the region’s young people when she delivered a one-minute address as part of the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament program.

Molly used the opportunity to speak in front of some of the state’s key decision-makers to raise concerns ...Read on...

Posted on: 9 November, 2020

JINDABYNE BOIL WATER ALERT LIFTED

Snowy Monaro Regional Council advises all residents in Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort and High Country that the boil water alert is now LIFTED and tap water is now SAFE to consume and use.

There is no longer a public health concern over the quality of drinking water and it is now considered safe for all typical uses including drinking, preparing food and beverages, personal washing, dishwashing and laundry purposes.

Snowy Monaro Regional...Read on...

Official Notice...
Posted on: 5 November, 2020

Further Cooma Creek pathway upgrades commence Tuesday 10 November

The Cooma Creek shared pathway will undergo further upgrades with improvement work starting from Tuesday 10 November.

The works have been funded by the Stronger Country Communities Round 2 Grant and will build on the already installed solar lighting.

This phase of the project will include the upgrade of the existing path to meet accessibility standards for people with...Read on...

Posted on: 3 November, 2020

Pop-up-stalls to help improve recycling habits

Improving our recycling habits will be a focus of this year’s National Recycling Week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste Education Team hosting a series of information displays to boost our community’s recycling efforts.

Pop-up-stalls will be held for Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week with the education team looking forward to finding out how well our community is recycling and to provide residents with advice on reducing waste going to landfill.

Our education team...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 30 October, 2020

Jindabyne boil water alert

Poor raw water quality - recent wet weather conditions have caused increased turbidity making drinking water in the Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort and High Country unsafe.

Water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

B...Read on...

Posted on: 29 October, 2020

Cooma water interruption and road detours - Sunday 1 November 2020

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Work to repair the damaged pavement and road at the Bombala Street/Commissioner Street roundabout in Cooma will take place on Sunday 1 November 2020.

The damage occurred due to a water main break and the work is a collaboration between Transport NSW and Council.

This work will start at 7am and should be completed by 3pm. Work is being done on a Sunday to minimise disruption to local businesses.

T...Read on...

Posted on: 28 October, 2020

Feedback sought on managing Crown Reserves

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging our community to have their say on the future management of the region’s Crown Reserves.

Under the Crown Land Management Act 2016, the responsibility for the management of an additional 70 Crown Reserves has been handed to Council, as the Crown Reserve Manager.
The Crown Land Management Act 2016 came into effect on 1 July 2018. The Act chan...Read on...

Posted on: 26 October, 2020

Popular Bombala tourist attraction re-opens to visitors

Bombala’s Lavender House re-opened over the weekend with the popular tourist attraction welcoming visitors back through its doors.

Located next to the Bombala Visitors Centre on the Monaro Highway, Lavender House offers a window into what life was like in the Bombala region during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Since its official opening in 1892, Lavender House has become one of...Read on...

Posted on: 22 October, 2020

Council apologises to the Bombala community for tree removal

Council apologises for not communicating with the Bombala community about the removal of three mature English oaks and five floribunda and ioensis crabapple trees from Bicentennial Park on 21 October 2020.

This park is an architecturally landscaped garden developed and planted as a community garden 32 years ago. Council acknowledges the community’s dismay over the removal of these trees and notes that the community should have been informed that these tree...Read on...

Posted on: 20 October, 2020

Council places key strategic documents on exhibition

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on our community to provide feedback on two key strategic documents that will help to shape the region’s future planning priorities and guidelines.

At last week’s October Council Meeting, Councillors voted in favour of placing the Rural Land Use Strategy and Settlements Strategy on public exhibition for 40-days.

The documents will guide the development of the Snowy Monaro Local Environment Plan (...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro website link...
Posted on: 19 October, 2020

Bredbo water restrictions lifted

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has lifted water restrictions for Bredbo residents with a conserve water notice now in place.

Following improvements in the quality of the raw water taken from one of the village’s bores, level 4 water restrictions will no longer be enforced.

Bredbo residents are still encouraged to conserve water where possible.

Council thanks the Bredbo c...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 14 October, 2020

Application for street stall – Bombala township 2021

Applications are invited from interested organisations that wish to hold Street Stalls on any day in the main shopping area of Bombala in 2021.

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications must be received on the application form, which can be downloaded via the below link or picked up from the front counter of Bombala Office. The applications must reach Council by close of business on Friday 4 December 2020.

1...Read on...

Download the form here...
Posted on: 13 October, 2020

Council responds to community concerns over Companion Animals Act correspondence

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is working with the community to alleviate concerns over the distribution of letters advising residents of annual permit renewals for non-desexed cats and restricted/dangerous dogs.

Residents who received correspondence through letters issued on behalf of the Office of Local Government, have expressed concerns they received their letters after the October 1 payment cut-off. The letters advised of changes to annual permit payments und...Read on...

Posted on: 13 October, 2020

Ready, set, go – feedback opens for Cooma Sports Hub project

The Cooma Sports Hub project presents an exciting opportunity to enhance grassroots sport in the Snowy Monaro and provide a state-of-the-art precinct capable of hosting regional level events.

The $15 million facility will feature a three-court indoor sport facility at Monaro High School and a synthetic athletics track and field at Snowy Oval.

Once complete, the new facility will host basketball, netball, athletics, Australian rules footbal...Read on...

Have your say here...
Posted on: 1 October, 2020

Update on Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Numeralla Transfer Stations

The scheduled openings of Bredbo (Friday), Numeralla (Saturday) and Nimmitabel (Sunday) will now be able to proceed for the long weekend.

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The Bredbo Transfer Station will resume its standard operating hours following the removal of asbestos sheet debris from the surface of the waste disposal area.

An asbestos assessor has confirmed a thorough visual inspection at the site found n...Read on...

Posted on: 29 September, 2020

Update on Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Numeralla Transfer Stations

Last week, Snowy Monaro Regional Council took the decision to temporarily close the Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Numeralla Transfer Stations.

The temporary closure was due to the identification of asbestos at the Nimmitabel Transfer Station. A member of the Nimmitabel community identified the asbestos and alerted Council to the issue.

As a result of this, Council also inspected the Bredbo a...Read on...

Posted on: 29 September, 2020

Help shape the Snowy Monaro’s arts and culture sector

If you’re passionate about seeing the Snowy Monaro’s arts and culture sector progress, there is still time to have your say on a discussion paper that will guide the sector’s future.

The public exhibition period for the Snowy Monaro Arts and Culture Discussion paper has been extended until Sunday 11 October to allow our community more time to provide feedback.

This discussion paper is designed to spark conversation amongst decisio...Read on...

Posted on: 29 September, 2020

SMRC NOTICE OF PESTICIDE USE: for the period 29 September 2020 to 30 June 2021

Notice is given pursuant to Part 5 of the Pesticides Regulation2017, Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be carrying out the following herbicide applications on roadsides, reserves, operational lands and selected Crown lands within the Snowy Monaro region:

· Flupropanate products for the control of Serrated Tussock, African Lovegrass, Chilean Needle Grass, Coolatai Grass and other exotic, perennial grass weeds.

· Glyphosate 450 for the control of exotic, perennial grass weeds as...Read on...

Posted on: 25 September, 2020

Temporary transfer station closures

The Nimmitabel and Numeralla Transfer Stations have been closed while Council deals with matters on-site.

Council is working quickly to rectify the matter and will inform our community when both transfer stations are re-opened to the public. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

The Bredbo Transfer Station is only accepting general household waste an...Read on...

Posted on: 22 September, 2020

Nimmitabel Transfer Station closed on Wednesday 23 September

The Nimmitabel Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday 23 September. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

The transfer station is expected to reopen on Sunday for its regular operating times.

Posted on: 21 September, 2020

Councillor Lynley Miners re-elected as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Lynley Miners has been re-elected as Snowy Monaro Regional Council Deputy Mayor for the remaining 12 months of Council’s term of office.

This term has been extended beyond September 2020 on a statewide basis across all Councils due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At tonight’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Clr Miners was elected unopposed to serve as the region’s deputy mayor until t...Read on...

Posted on: 14 September, 2020

Snowy Monaro Access Breastfeeding Education Live Sessions

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and Council have announced a new project that will provide sponsored places at Breastfeeding Education Live sessions and 12 months ongoing support via membership for up to 30 women in the Snowy Monaro.

These places were made possible thanks to funding from Council and will be delivered by volunteers from the ABA.

“Pregnant women in the Snowy Monaro area have previously had to travel either to Canberra or Wagga Wagga to access Breastfeeding Education ...Read on...

Survey link...
Posted on: 14 September, 2020

Council’s donations and sponsorship program set to open

Community organisations are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s donations and sponsorship program.

Around $50,000 was delivered to Snowy Monaro community organisations and events through the first round of the program in 2020. Applications will open on Wednesday 30 September with not-for-profit groups, individuals and events eligible to apply.

Snow...Read on...

Posted on: 9 September, 2020

Snowy Monaro residents encouraged to reboot their recycling

Do you recycle well? Snowy Monaro residents are being encouraged to follow a number of helpful tips to avoid common mistakes that cause contamination in our recycling stream.

These tips will also assist in preventing overflowing bins that when presented for collection can send flyaway litter into the environment.

Here’s a few tips to keep you recycling right:

• Keep out polystyrene: Polystyrene can’t be recycled through ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 9 September, 2020

Garage Sale Trail returns with online sessions helping second-hand shoppers

Snowy Monaro residents can prepare for this year’s Garage Sale Trail with a series of online workshops promoting second-hand styling for sellers and buyers.

Garage Sale Trail has partnered with Snowy Monaro Regional Council to deliver three online sessions to help locals bid farewell to fast fashion and reduce items ending up in the region’s landfills.

2020 marks the first time Snowy Monaro residents can ...Read on...

Booking link...
Posted on: 9 September, 2020

EOI for culvert pipes

Council is advertising this EOI to allow all interested parties to bid on the pipes to the value of not less than $150.00 per pipe. The culvert pipes can only be collected once payment has been confirmed.

Council is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) in relation to, three 1200mm x 2400mm culvert pipes in second-hand condition.

These pipes are not fit for purpose on Council’s road network and are surplus to Council’s requirements.

Council is ad...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 9 September, 2020

Level 4 water restrictions for Bredbo

Bredbo residents are advised that as of 12:00pm Wednesday 9 September 2020, Level 4 water restrictions are in place until further notice.

Council is currently carting water to Bredbo. The water in the bores that normally supply Bredbo has failed to improve in quality after recent rainfall caused minor flooding of the Murrumbidgee River.

To keep demand low, Council is placing Bredbo on L...Read on...

What do Level 4 restrictions mean?
Posted on: 7 September, 2020

Reminding all residents to place their waste and recycling bins out the night before collection day

Tuesday 8 September, residents in East Jindabyne, Kalkite, Eucumbene, Braemar Bay and Rocky Plains Road recycling and waste collection will be taking place early. Please be advised that the vehicles will not be revisiting the area for missed collections

The collection vehicles will undergo routine vehicle inspections and therefore will be undertaking scheduled collections earlier need normal on this day.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted on: 3 September, 2020

Spring, time to tackle grassy weeds

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Serrated Tussock and African Lovegrass are the most common grassy weeds found on the Monaro. Grassy weeds invade many hectares of productive farmland.

African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock are now creeping into our towns, villages and recreation areas. Learn to identify and control these priority weeds and you can play a part in protecting our pristine environment.

Prevention
The best control stra...Read on...

Posted on: 31 August, 2020

Nijong Learner Bike Track a family favourite

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Some of Cooma’s youngest residents joined Member for Monaro John Barilaro, Member of the Legislative Council Bronnie Taylor and Councillors Corbett and Ewart to officially open the new Nijong Learner Bike Track.

The project will help teach children the ins and outs of road safety while they learn to ride their bike or scooter. The track was delivered through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

Councillor Ewart thanked the community for their suppor...Read on...

Posted on: 27 August, 2020

Bushfire recovery grant supports Two Thumbs Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wildlife carer James Fitzgerald has received a $5000 grant to help rebuild his animal sanctuary after it was destroyed in the summer bushfires.

James lost his home and 16-years of work when the Good Good Fire tore through his Two Thumbs Wildlife Sanctuary at Peak View.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has passed on the $5,000 grant to help James rebuild his sanctuary.
The grant is part of the D...Read on...

Posted on: 25 August, 2020

Rates notices delayed until 31 August

Council has delayed the delivery of rates notices by one month and they will now be issued by 31 August 2020 with the 1st instalment due by 30 September 2020.

When residents receive their rates notice, there will be a flyer included explaining the changes and how to read the rates notice.

“Due to changes made for COVID-19 impacts, we decided to delay sending out rate notices by one month,” said Council’s Chi...Read on...

Posted on: 20 August, 2020

Future Generation and Snowy Hydro Adaminaby Community Information sesson

Future Generation and Snowy Hydro are holding a drop-in session at Adaminaby this Saturday to talk to local residents and businesses about the traffic impacts during planned road closures on the Snowy Mountains Highway over the coming weeks & months.

All welcome to attend the drop-in session this weekend:

Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Time: 9am to 12 noonPlace: Denison Street, Adaminaby Town Centre

Feel free to circulate this public notice to others who may find this information u...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: 19 August, 2020

Water carting to commence in Bredbo

The bores that supply water to Bredbo township have been turned off due to poor raw water quality resulting from high rainfall events in the area.

With the quality of the raw water in the bores failing to improve, Council has now begun carting water to Bredbo.

Residents should not notice any change in the quality of the water supplied and Council has increased water quality monitoring.

Counc...Read on...

Posted on: 19 August, 2020

Technology boost for region’s libraries

Library lovers have yet another reason to visit Snowy Monaro Regional Library following the addition of two new interactive hubs.

Bombala and Cooma libraries are now each home to a large screen, smart TV that will enhance the digital skills of library users and allow staff greater access to online resources.

Library goers of all ages will benefit from interactive TVs with the ne...Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2020

BlazeAid boosts Bombala in bushfire recovery

Volunteer organisation BlazeAid is continuing their local recovery work in the Bombala area with their contribution of labour, goods and services amounting to $1 million in just six months.

BlazeAid certainly hit the ground running since arriving in March 2020 post the bushfires, amassing some 4000 volunteer days, clearing and installing over 70 kilometres of fencing plus bolstering the fire affected community financially to the tune of $350...Read on...

Posted on: 17 August, 2020

Boiled water alert lifted for Jindabyne water supply

Snowy Monaro Regional Council advises all residents in Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort and High Country that tap water is now SAFE to consume and use.

There is no longer a public health concern over the quality of drinking water and it is now considered safe for all typical uses including drinking, preparing food and beverages, personal washing, dishwashing and laundry purposes.

Snowy Monaro Regional...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2020

Bombala Street Cooma water main repair works Sunday 16 August 2020

Council's Water and Waste Water team will be carrying out repairs on a leaking valve and damaged surrounding pavement on Bombala Street Cooma, outside Alpine Ford, this Sunday 16 August. Work will commence at 8am and should be completed by the afternoon.

These works are being carried out on a Sunday to minimise disruptions to local businesses on this block, as they are closed on Sundays.

Traffic moving through the area are asked to follow signage and drive safely to ensure the safety of our team.

...Read on...

Posted on: 12 August, 2020

Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats, dangerous/restricted dogs

From 1 July 2020, the NSW Government introduced annual permits for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous.

Owners of cats not desexed by four months of age are required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. Owners of dogs of a restricted breed or declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual pe...Read on...

Posted on: 12 August, 2020

New amenities block coming to the Jindabyne Boat Ramp

As part of upgrades to the Jindabyne Boat Ramp facility, construction is set to commence next week on a new amenities block at the site.

Works on the amenities block project will be carried out over the next few months and are being delivered through round two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Traffic control measures will be in place along the access road to the boat ramp, how...Read on...

Posted on: 11 August, 2020

Informal camping no longer permitted in Jindabyne and surrounds

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and health considerations, there can no longer be consideration of informal camping around Jindabyne such as has occurred to date.

Effective Monday 17 August 2020, camping within Jindabyne, Tyrolean Village, East Jindabyne and Kalkite will be regulated. There will be no camping in carparks, streets, reserves and lake foreshore and new signage will reflect this. There will also be no ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 August, 2020

Help sculpt the Snowy Monaro’s arts and culture sector

The Snowy Monaro Region boasts a strong arts and culture sector and now the community is being encouraged to help shape the future of this sector throughout the region.

A discussion paper released by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council Arts and Culture Advisory Committee allows the community to have their say on the priorities and direction of the region’s arts and culture sector.

The discussion paper is designed to ge...Read on...

Provide your feedback here...
Posted on: 10 August, 2020

NATIONAL SNOWSPORTS TRAINING CENTRE JUMPS INTO PLANNING STAGES

Australian winter sports athletes are one step closer to having their own world-class training facility after the NSW Government today lodged the Development Application for Stage 1 of the National Snowsports Training Centre at Jindabyne with SMRC.

Stage 1 of the $5.1 million project will see the construction of a dry slope airbag jump and upgrades to the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre.

NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the National Snowsports Training Centre woul...Read on...

Posted on: 10 August, 2020

Monday 10 August 16:30 Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Jindabyne Boil Water Alert

Poor raw water quality

Recent wet weather conditions have caused increased turbidity making drinking water in the Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort and High Country unsafe.

Water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

B...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2020

Rates Notice Update – Delayed

Due to COVID-19, an extension of one month has been granted by the NSW Office of Local Government for the issue of Rates Notices.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council intends to forward notices by 31 August to take advantage of this extension.

The 1st instalment will now be due on 30 September 2020.

Posted on: 6 August, 2020

Bombala landfill closed Friday 7 August

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, the Bombala landfill will be closed to the public for Friday 7 August, as it has been deemed unsafe due to the high risk of slippage and the slippery access to the site.

Our Resource and Waste team will reassess the Bombala landfill on Friday afternoon and will update the community if there are any changes to our weekend operating hours.

If you have any question please contact us on 1300 345 345. Council apologies for...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2020

HOLTS FLAT TO VICTORIAN BORDER: The Monaro Highway is closed in both directions due to heavy snow

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UPDATE 12.25pm: Council staff have reopened the road. Please drive with caution and to the conditions. For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

Live Traffic
Posted on: 3 August, 2020

Further support for primary producers and small businesses in bushfire communities

Primary producers impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires will benefit from expanded eligibility for the $75,000 Special Disaster Recovery Grant and timeframe changes with small businesses also given more time to request support.

There will be some key eligibility criteria changes for the $75,000 recovery grant and include:
• Removal of the off-farm income threshold where an applicant’s income from primary production is less than 50 per cent of their total income. • Allowing e...Read on...

Posted on: 5 August, 2020

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for committee membership Bredbo Community Hall S355 Management Committee

Nominations for one position on the Bredbo Community Hall Section 355 Management Committee will open from Thursday 30 July and close Thursday 13 August 2020.

This committee plays a vital role in providing and managing a Council facility for the community. The committee provides a valuable link between user groups and the community, providing feedback on activities through the active participation in discussion...Read on...

Application Form...
Posted on: 31 July, 2020

Issues with free camping in Jindabyne

Council is aware of the issues in relation to free camping in Jindabyne at the Clay Pits, an incident of an overnight camper in the Kalkite Street carpark and an increase in community concern about these matters.

Claypits: Council rangers have increased their regular patrols and police are patrolling at least daily. Our cleaners are at this site three times per day to clean and we have installed an additional bin. The longterm campers are taking rubbish to the lan...Read on...

Posted on: 30 July, 2020

NSW Health ramps up testing in the region

Southern NSW Local Health District has stepped up testing throughout our region in close consultation with local GPs, ski field operators and the local National Parks staff.

NSW Health has detected a positive trace of COVID-19 in samples collected at the Perisher sewage treatment plant with further analysis occurring to determine significance.
No cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Perisher or Thredbo to date. If you...Read on...

Further COVID-19 information
Posted on: 28 July, 2020

Applications extended for Boco Rock community funding

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer is encouraging community organisations to take advantage of an extension to the application period for the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund.

Applications for the latest round of funding are now open until Friday 7 August with organisations in the former Bombala and Cooma-Monaro shires able to apply.

Community groups have been given an extra fortnight to apply for funding.

Mayor Peter Be...Read on...

Posted on: 28 July, 2020

Welcomed rain reduces water restrictions

Water restrictions across the Snowy Monaro will be eased following much needed recent rainfall.

After a number of months on Level 3 restrictions, the Nimmitabel community is set to move to a Conserve Water Notice. The same notice will apply for the Bombala, Bredbo, Cooma and Delegate water supplies.

These water restriction reductions will come in...Read on...

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Posted on: 27 July, 2020

Bombala sewer mains cleaning and Inspection program, 10 - 31 August 2020

Residents in Bombala are advised that from 10 August 2020, the Bombala Sewer mains cleaning and inspection program will be in progress throughout the entire Bombala sewer network.

The Bombala sewer mains cleaning and inspection program is intended to enhance the operation and maintenance of sewer drainage infrastructure and access chambers (manholes).

This project will identify asset renewals in a priority program into the futu...Read on...

Posted on: 24 July, 2020

NSW-Victoria border restrictions - remote communities exemption

The NSW Government has released a list of remote communities that are now exempt from the updated border restirctions that came into force earlier this week. On the list are Bendoc, Bonang, Delegate and Tubbut.

An exemption has been granted which allows border residents living in or near the remote communities listed on the NSW Government website to cross the NSW/VIC border to get essential goods and services (including food, fuel or hygiene products or disabili...Read on...

Remote communities now exempt
Posted on: 21 July, 2020

NSW-Victorian border restrictions tightened

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From midnight Tuesday 21 July, a border zone will restrict entry to NSW for Victorians to extremely limited purposes.

In our region, the tougher COVID-19 restrictions will affect some residents in the East Gippsland Shire who access Bombala for services.

Under a permit, NSW border residents will be restricted in their reasons for travelling into the Victorian side of...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2020

Bushfire recovery grant helps Tantawangalo wildlife carer

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Six months after bushfires almost destroyed his Tantawangalo wildlife sanctuary, Peter Day has received a $5,000 grant to support his animal rescue program.

Peter and his wife Mimi escaped with four joeys in their car, just moments before bushfires tore through their property near Cathcart.

“A National Parks truck came flying up our driveway and the officer told us we must get out. He said we couldn’t def...Read on...

Posted on: 10 July, 2020

NSW - Victoria border closures

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The NSW-Victorian border remains closed with a number of checkpoints and road closures in place across our region.

As of 12.01am Wednesday 8 July, the NSW-Victoria border has been temporarily closed. Checkpoints are operating at the following locations:
- Alpine Way- Delegate Road
- Monaro Highway

Road closures are in place at:- Barry Way (end of sealed secti...Read on...

Click here for permit details, border closure info
Posted on: 9 July, 2020

Draft plan to shape crown land for communities

The NSW Government is calling on the community to have their say on how to manage the State’s vast Crown land assets now and into the future, with the draft State Strategic Plan released for public feedback today.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said there are over 34 million hectares of Crown land in NSW covering 42 per cent of the State, and the Government is committed to ensuring it is used to benefit local communities.

“Crown land is c...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2020

BlazeAid Bombala lifting spirits

The efforts of BlazeAid’s Bombala camp have lifted the spirits of bushfire affected residents with a Rockton couple declaring the organisation has reaffirmed their faith in humanity.

Six months after Colin Bridge and Linda Kranz lost their Rockton home in the summer bushfires, the couple has praised the hard work and comradery of the BlazeAid volunteers who are helping rebuild damaged fencing across the Bombala region.

“We haven’t...Read on...

Posted on: 7 July, 2020

ScrapMart reopening this weekend!

Shopping to resume at Cooma and Jindabyne ScrapMart locations this weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2020.

If you’ve been waiting to grab a bargain, looking for items to help with DIY projects, or just need some retail therapy, get excited because you can now shop at ScrapMart each weekend at the following location:
Cooma 1pm to 5pm SaturdaysJindabyne 10am ...Read on...

Posted on: 7 July, 2020

$50,000 boost for Adaminaby’s Snowy Scheme Museum after bushfires

The Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby will receive a $50,000 boost to help the town’s tourism industry recover from the recent summer bushfires.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been awarded $50,000 through the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund with the grant obtained to support the museum’s work in attracting tourists to the region.

The funding will support economic re...Read on...

Posted on: 1 July, 2020

BlazeAid’s legacy stretching beyond the fence post

On numbers alone, BlazeAid has made a significant contribution to the Snowy Monaro’s bushfire recovery effort.

The volunteer-based organisation has cleared more than 100km of damaged fences and constructed close to 90km of new fencing throughout the region.

With camps set up in Bombala and Bredbo (later moving to Numeralla), the organisation has worked alongsi...Read on...

Posted on: 29 June, 2020

Council adopts Operational Plan and 2.6 percent rate peg increase

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has adopted its 2021 Operational Plan and will implement the recommended 2.6 percent rate peg increase.

At the June Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors voted in favour of accepting the State Government’s standard 2.6 percent rate peg increase for the 2020/21 financial year.

The adopted 2021 Operational Plan sets out Council’s direction, priorities and ...Read on...

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Posted on: 29 June, 2020

$50,000 to support community organisations

The latest round of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s donations and sponsorship program will see $50,000 shared amongst our region’s community organisations.

Dozens of community groups will have their projects and events supported between July and December 2020.

At last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors determined the successful applicants for round two of Council’s donation and sponsorship prog...Read on...

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Posted on: 21 June, 2020

Filling the gaps in bushfire recovery

As the Snowy Monaro region moves along the road to recovery, the Bushfire Recovery Team is taking the opportunity to check in with the community.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council and the NSW Government are committed to supporting the community in the days, months and years ahead. To assist with this, the Snowy Monaro Recovery Needs Survey has been launched as a way of monitoring that progress and plan...Read on...

Posted on: 17 June, 2020

Changes to land valuations and rates in the Snowy Monaro

Land values recently issued by the Valuer General of NSW, reflecting the property market as of July 2020, have shown large variations across the Snowy Monaro region.

As Council rates are based on these valuations, there will be large variations in rates per property without any increase in Council’s total rate income beyond the annual rate peg (revenue raised from rates). The annual rate peg increase has been set by t...Read on...

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Posted on: 16 June, 2020

Restrictions eased for Jindabyne pool

A further easing of COVID-19 restrictions has seen the Jindabyne indoor pool reopen to more members of the community.

The pool had recently reopened to squad swimmers but following last week’s further easing of restrictions, the pool is now open to the public.

The pool is open to the public for lap swimming and rehabilitation exercises between 11am - 3pm Monday to Fri...Read on...

Posted on: 16 June, 2020

Applications open for Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund

Community organisations are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding through the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund.

Submissions are now open with community organisations in the former Bombala and Cooma-Monaro local government areas able to apply. Applications will be accepted until 5pm Friday 24 July.

This is an exciting opportunity for groups in these areas to obta...Read on...

Further information on Boco Rock funding
Posted on: 9 June, 2020

Youth take lead role in Cooma Hub upgrade

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Creativity and enthusiasm were overflowing as a group of young people came together to start planning for the upgrade of the Snowy Monaro’s premier youth space.

A working group comprising Snowy Monaro Youth Councillors, high school students and young adults will lead the way in redesigning the Cooma Hub.

The group had its first meeting last week following expressions of interest being called for the working gr...Read on...

Posted on: 1 June, 2020

Snowy Monaro libraries re-opened

An easing of COVID-19 restrictions will see Snowy Monaro Regional Library re-open its doors from Monday 1 June.

Library lovers are set to return to the Bombala and Cooma libraries with social distancing measures in place to ensure community and staff safety.

To keep the libraries COVID-19 safe, visitors will be limited to half-hour sessions and numbers will be m...Read on...

Posted on: 27 May, 2020

National Reconciliation Week acknowledged in the Snowy Monaro

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National Reconciliation Week is being acknowledged across the country with the Snowy Monaro community encouraged to learn more about the shared histories, cultures and achievements of the region’s traditional custodians.

Held between 27 May and 3 June, National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to contribute to achieving reconciliation.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council acknowledges the Ngarigo people as the Traditional Custodians of the majority of the reg...Read on...

Posted on: 26 May, 2020

Bushfire webinar to discuss region’s clean-up

Bushfire affected landholders in the Snowy Monaro are encouraged to participate in an informative webinar to learn more about the clean-up process being undertaken by Laing O’Rourke.

An update on the region’s bushfire clean-up process will be provided by a Laing O’Rourke representative with the company working alongside affected residents to remove damaged buildings and structures.

Join Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Be...Read on...

Register in advance for this webinar:
Posted on: 26 May, 2020

Construction commences on Dalgety Showground pavilion upgrade

Work has started on the latest project to be delivered for the Dalgety community with construction now underway to upgrade the showground pavilion.

Dalgety is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque settings in regional NSW. The Dalgety Showground will become more user-friendly with the pavilion revamp to include a new roof, kitchen, and bathrooms accessible for people with a disability.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2020

Council to reopen customer service counters

A further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the region will see Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s customer service counters reopen from Monday 25 May.

The community will once again be able to access the front counter areas of Council’s four office locations.

To ensure community and staff safety, a number of social distancing measures will be in place at the Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne of...Read on...

Posted on: 20 May, 2020

Level 3 water restrictions for Nimmitabel

Level 3 water restrictions will be in place for Nimmitabel residents from 12pm on Friday 22 May.

Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions, flows to the Lake Wallace Dam and into the Maclaughlin River have ceased. The recent cooler weather has not resulted in rain falling in the Nimmitabel Catchment, meaning less available water at the Nimmitabel w...Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions eased in the Snowy Monaro

Following the release of the Public Health Order this morning, Council is pleased to advise our community that restrictions are starting to be eased in the face of COVID-19.

We currently have no active COVID-19 cases in our region and commend everyone on their adherence to the current guidelines including social distancing. Council staff are working today to ensure that access is open to facilities that are now able to be uti...Read on...

Posted on: 1 May, 2020

Almost $500,000 in relief for bushfire affected residents

More than 100 applicants will receive financial support through the Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund with the funds to support bushfire affected residents in the Snowy Monaro.

Each of the 128 applications successfully secured a portion of the fund’s $483,000 pool, which will assist those residents who have had their homes, outbuildings and fences destroyed.

The Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund was established through the Federal...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2020

Council’s consideration of financial hardship with issue of Quarter 4 Rates

In an environment that has changed for many people over the last four months, financial hardship is facing many residents in the Snowy Monaro region.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is required to charge rates under the legislation, but residents who are facing hardship should approach the council to seek support as the fourth quarter rate notices will be going out shortly.

“This year has been chall...Read on...

Posted on: 27 April, 2020

Council welcomes NSW Government Economic Stimulus Announcement

Yesterday’s announcement from the NSW Government of a $395 million economic stimulus package to reduce impacts of COVID-19 on local councils has been welcomed by Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Shelley Hancock, Minister for Local Government, explained that the package is designed to safeguard council jobs, boost infrastructure and service delivery, and trigger economic recovery in local communities across the state’s 128 local councils.

Mayo...Read on...

Posted on: 22 April, 2020

Council approves measures to help Snowy Monaro businesses, community organisations

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has introduced a number of measures to support businesses and community groups struggling with the ongoing financial implications of the 2020 bushfires and COVID-19 restrictions.

At last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors unanimously voted to waive inspection fees for food premises for the current financial year. Council charges fees in line with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Food Regulation 2015 for inspections ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 April, 2020

Community encouraged to hold on to donations

Snowy Monaro residents planning a household clean-up are being asked to hold on to their unwanted items with the region’s buyback facilities closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Cooma and Jindabyne Scrapmarts are closed as are a number of op shop facilities in the Snowy Monaro.

Residents wishing to donate quality items (not stained, damaged or broken) are asked to hold off until restrictions are eased.

The region’s la...Read on...

Posted on: 14 April, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic correctly present your bins for kerbside collection

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Council requests that residents and businesses present their waste, recycling and organic bins correctly to the kerb for collection. This is to assist in continuing to run an efficient service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Bins are to be placed correctly to kerb the night before your scheduled collection day to avoid a missed collection. Bins are to be returned to the household within 24 hours.
• Any bin that is not present to the kerb correctly will NOT be emptied.• B...Read on...

Posted on: 14 April, 2020

New senior leaders assigned to strengthen Snowy Monaro

Snowy Monaro Regional Council (SMRC) has announced the appointments of three senior managers who will head up its new leadership team.

As part of a major organisational review and redesign initiative, the new management structure comprises of five key and strategic focused positions approved by Council last November.

Following a thorough recruitment process, the three appointments in...Read on...

Posted on: 2 April, 2020

Regional Shows 2020 Resource and Waste Services Survey Prize Winner Announced

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste education team held a recent pop-up display stall at the Dalgety Show on Sunday 8 March 2020.

During these pop-up information displays, the education officers help the community learn more about common recycling habits, demonstrate techniques to improve these habits and assist in reducing overall waste while answering our specific regions recyclin...Read on...

Posted on: 31 March, 2020

Social media helping the region’s business community come together

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging the business community to join forces and come together during this difficult time.

Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team have created the Facebook Group SMRC COVID-19 Local Business Forum to provide a space for Council and Snowy Monaro businesses to share information and ideas relating to challenges and opportunities generated...Read on...

Link to SMRC COVID-19 Local Business Forum
Posted on: 31 March, 2020

Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund now open

Applications are now open for the Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund. This fund is designed to provide equitable relief to residents directly affected by the recent bushfires.

The total value of funds available is $483,000 and recipients must be owners of fire-affected properties. A maximum of $5000 is available per affected property destroyed.

Funding priority will be given to primary residences, perimeter fencing along pub...Read on...

Mayoral Bushfire Relief Fund documents
Posted on: 31 March, 2020

Mayor Peter Beer urges people to stay home to stop COVID-19 spreading

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer is urging people to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the region by staying at home and not choosing the Snowy Monaro as a place to self-isolate.

Mayor Beer is calling on people to follow the advice from health professionals and avoid all non-essential travel.

“While I appreciate people are looking to leave metropolitan areas and help support regional communities during these uncertain times, th...Read on...

Posted on: 30 March, 2020

Council reminds residents to only flush the three Ps

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is reminding residents that in light of difficulties in obtaining everyday household items, only the three Ps are to be flushed - pee, poo and paper.

Flushing paper towel, tissues, and wet wipes (even those marked as flushable) is already starting to create blockages and affect some of the region’s sewer systems.

Blockages not only damage infrastructure and harm the environment, but also result in ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

Yarn bombing – a community project

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Snowy Monaro Community Connections is offering an opportunity to be part of a creative art installation often referred to as “Yarn Bombing”.

A “Yarn Bomb” is a form of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn to adorn an object in the public environment. During this complex time, it is important to continue to feel part of a caring community and creating art is ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

PLAYGROUNDS CLOSED

Please be advised that all playgrounds within the Snowy Monaro local government area are CLOSED, in line with COVID-19 restrictions. We encourage everyone to follow these restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our region.

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

Council offices closed to fight spread of COVID-19

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is adopting additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with its four offices now closed to the public.

Council closed the Berridale, Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne offices at 3pm today Thursday 26 March, following updated health advice.

The community can still contact the Council by emailing council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au or calling 1300 345 345.

Coun...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

Resource and waste management strategy live streaming delayed due to COVID-19

With the announcement of further restrictions by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday evening Council has decided to delay the live streaming session planned for tonight, Thursday 26 March 2020.

Due to travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, the planned format of the live-streamed session was no longer feasible. Council is working on an alternative method of delivery for this presentation.

Council is pleased with the level of p...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

Increased theft and vandalism in the region’s public toilets

There has been an increase in the theft of consumables items from the Snowy Monaro’s public toilets including toilet paper, paper towelling and soap. The theft of these items has resulted in the damage of the dispensers holding them.

Council does not have an unlimited supply of these items. Council is requesting those responsible cease their actions and act with compassion and understanding during these difficult times.

If this theft and vandalism continues, Council will need to re...Read on...

Posted on: 26 March, 2020

Cooma’s kerbside collection service re-organised

Cooma residents will notice a slight change to their kerbside collection service with recycling and organics bins to be emptied in the afternoon of the scheduled collection day.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste team have temporarily re-organised kerbside collections to ensure staff can comply with social distancing requirements while still providing this essential community service.

From Thursday 26 March, t...Read on...

Posted on: 25 March, 2020

Community facilities, libraries closed due to COVID-19

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will temporarily close community facilities throughout the region following further COVID-19 restrictions announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Council operated halls, visitor centres, the Cooma Hub and Snowy Monaro Regional Library will shut their doors from midnight tonight (Wednesday 25 March).

The closures will affect the Bombala and Cooma Libraries, Bombala Platypus Country Information Ce...Read on...

Posted on: 18 March, 2020

Rainfall brings some relief to Snowy Monaro region water restrictions

Council is pleased to inform the communities of Bombala and Delegate that water restrictions will be reduced from Level 4 to Level 2. The Bredbo and Cooma supplies have been reduced from Level 2 to Level 1 and Nimmitabel supply from Level 3 to Level 1.

These water restriction reductions will be in effect from 12:00pm Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice.

Recent rainfall throughout the Snowy Monaro region has provided welcome relief after a long, dry summer. While water restriction levels have be...Read on...

Posted on: 17 March, 2020

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Engaging with COVID-19

As a precautionary measure, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has halted its community engagement events.

“Based on overseas experiences the impacts of the virus could be dramatic. On top of the bushfires, we have recently been through this will test the resilience of many people in our community,” said Mayor Peter Beer. “What we are being told is that slowin...Read on...

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Posted on: 17 March, 2020

Council’s Covid-19 Considerations

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is putting plans in place to manage the potential impacts of Covid-19 on its operations.

The Covid-19 is already causing unexpected issues to Council. A toilet paper dispenser was broken and toilet paper rolls stolen at one of our public toilet blocks in Jindabyne. “This is not something we expected and with the current shortage of supplies, ...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 March, 2020

Nominations called for Bobeyan Road upgrade stakeholder group

In December of 2019, Snowy Monaro Regional Council signed off on a funding agreement with the NSW Government and Transport for NSW to deliver a $20 million upgrade of Bobeyan Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to the ACT border.

The upgrade includes sealing the NSW section of Bobeyan Road to provide an alternate, and more scenic route, between the ACT and Adaminaby.

Funding has been provided over a four-year program of works with the initial allocation of $1 million available ...Read on...

Posted on: 26 February, 2020

Have your say on the region’s strategic planning

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is currently undertaking a reform of its strategic planning framework to ensure local planning controls and decisions are in line with the community’s expectations.

Council released a planning and land use discussion paper in March 2019 and undertook 10 weeks of community consultation to help develop the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement.

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 20 February, Council en...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2020

Community Recovery Assistance Points to help bush fire affected residents

Community Recovery Assistance Points are continuing to be held throughout the region to assist bush fire affected residents and business operators.

The recovery points connect bush fire affected residents and business operators with representatives from multiple disaster recovery agencies.

Recovery points are informal and allow for individual consultations to discuss the types of recovery assista...Read on...

Posted on: 21 February, 2020

Cooma and surrounding areas bush fire recovery meeting

Residents and business operators in Cooma and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend a bush fire recovery meeting on Monday 24 February in the Cooma Multi-Function Centre.

A community BBQ will be held from 5pm with the recovery update commencing at 6pm.

Representatives from multiple disaster recovery agencies will deliver presentations, highlighting the types of recovery services available. The representatives will be ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2020

Feedback encouraged for Resource and Waste Management Strategy

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging the community to provide feedback on the current resource and waste management services offered by Council.

The community’s feedback will be used to develop Council’s Resource and Waste Management Strategy, an important document that will outline the community’s expectations for resource and waste management services over the next decade.

The strategy will c...Read on...

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Posted on: 18 February, 2020

Australian Defence Force equipment on show in Bombala

The Australian Defence Force brigade who has been based in Bombala to assist with the bush fire recovery process will hold a community meet and greet session on Wednesday.

Army equipment will be on display, and there will be opportunities for locals to chat with ADF personnel between 12pm – 3pm at the Bombala Showground.

Local school children have been invited to see the equipment and meet the Deputy Brigade Commander w...Read on...

Posted on: 17 February, 2020

Jindabyne bush fire recovery meeting

Bush fire affected residents and business operators in Jindabyne are encouraged to attend a bush fire recovery meeting on Tuesday 18 February in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall.

A community BBQ will be held from 5pm with the recovery update commencing at 6pm.

Representatives from multiple disaster recovery agencies will deliver presentations, highlighting the types of recovery services available. The representatives will be o...Read on...

Posted on: 10 February, 2020

Adaminaby bush fire recovery community meeting

Bush fire affected residents and business operators in the Adaminaby area are encouraged to attend a bush fire recovery meeting on Tuesday 11 February.

Bush fire affected people in Adaminaby, Yaouk, Shannons Flat and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss the recovery process with the Snowy Monaro Local Recovery Officer and representatives from multiple disaster recovery agencies.

The...Read on...

Posted on: 10 February, 2020

Recognise the achievements of the region's young people

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Snowy Monaro Youth Awards. The Youth Awards are an important opportunity to recognise the achievements of young people and celebrate the valuable contribution they make to the Snowy Monaro.

The award categories this year are:
• Academic Achievement• Community Hero
• Resilience and Determination• Excellence in Sport
• Industry Award• Rural Achiever
• Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Media• Leadership
• Community Project

To be ...Read on...

Click here to nominate
Posted on: 5 February, 2020

Bombala Community Recovery Assistance Point

A Community Recovery Assistance Point has been established in Bombala. On Thursday 6 February multiple disaster welfare agencies will be present for a second round of one-on-one consultations.

Multiple government agencies and non-government organisations will be available for one-on-one consultations to help with the recovery process. Internet, telephones and computers will be available for use.

Representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Co...Read on...

Posted on: 1 February, 2020

Snowy Monaro fire information update - Saturday 1 February 13:45PM

Currently, there are two fires burning in the Snowy Monaro at an Emergency Level - the Clear Range Fire to the north-west of Bredbo, and the Creewah-Glen Allen Fire to the north of Cathcart.

There are also a number of fires at an Advice Level - Adaminaby Complex Fire, Bondi Fire, Good Good Fire, Pilots Lookout Fire and Rockton Fire.

Due to the fire threat from the Clear Range Fire the Monaro Highway has been closed between Royalla (Old Coo...Read on...

NSW RFS website
Posted on: 28 January, 2020

Snowy Monaro bush fire community recovery meetings

Community meetings will be held throughout the Snowy Monaro to update bush fire affected residents, business operators and communities on the region's recovery process.

At each meeting, updates on the recovery effort will be provided by representatives from multiple disaster recovery agencies. The representatives will be available to answer questions, assist with grant applications and help people access the recovery ser...Read on...

Posted on: 22 January, 2020

Bush fire customer care service now live

The NSW Government has announced the Service NSW Bush Fire Customer Care service is now live.

This service is designed to help individuals and businesses affected by bush fire navigate the support available across all levels of government.

This service will complement and not replace the work that has been delivered by disaster recovery agencie...Read on...

Service NSW Bush Fire Customer Care Service
Posted on: 9 December, 2019

Council issues conserve water notice

Snowy Monaro Regional Council advises that a conserve water notice will be in place for the following water supplies: Adaminaby, Berridale, Bredbo, Cooma, Dalgety, Eucumbene Cove, Jindabyne, East Jindabyne and Kalkite.

The conserve water notice applies from 12pm Saturday 14 December and will be in place until further notice.

A list of the residential and community-based activities that water conservation measures should be implemented for can be found at the followin...Read on...

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Posted on: 9 December, 2019

Level 3 water restrictions for Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will implement level 3 water restrictions for residents in Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel.

Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions, flows to the Coolumbooka River, Delegate River and Lake Wallace Dam have decreased. As a result of these conditions, there is less available water at the Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel water treatment plants ...Read on...

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Posted on: 4 December, 2019

Winning artworks feature on new kerbside collection vehicle

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The artistic talents of local school students are on permanent display throughout the region with three creative designs featured on the side of the new Snowy Monaro Regional Council kerbside recycling collection vehicle.

Students from St Patrick’s Parish School and The Alpine School were congratulated for their efforts at a special ceremony held last week.

St Patrick’s Parish School was presented with a Buddy Bench, acknowledging the school’s efforts in last year’s Re...Read on...

Posted on: 2 December, 2019

Yallambee Lodge visits help foster intergenerational connections

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Stories were shared and friendships forged when Cooma North Preschool paid a special visit to the residents of Yallambee Lodge.

One of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s residential aged care facilities, Yallambee Lodge welcomed ten preschool students last week as part of efforts to build intergenerational connections within the community.

A greater understanding between the gene...Read on...

Posted on: 25 November, 2019

New management structure for Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has approved a new senior leadership structure designed to steer a stronger and more sustainable organisation that better serves and meets community needs.

The restructure is part of a major organisational review and redesign after a number of significant issues affecting Council’s efficiency and overall effectiveness were identified.

The former management structure was considered too tall, costly and di...Read on...

Posted on: 6 November, 2019

Extended operating hours at Cooma, Jindabyne landfills

The weekday opening hours of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Cooma and Jindabyne landfills have been extended due to increased patronage at each site.

The new operating hours commence from Monday 4 November. There are no changes to the weekend operating hours at either site.

Users of each facility will enjoy more convenient times for disposal, and the change in opening hours will allow Council staff ...Read on...