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Posted on: 18 September, 2017

Bombala Racecourse and Recreation Ground Reserve Section 355 Committee AGM

Bombala Racecourse and Recreation Ground Reserve Section 355 Committee will be holding their annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 3 October 2017, from 7pm at the Bombala RSL Auditorium, Maybe Street, Bombala.

The AGM will be followed by a general meeting.

For more information please contact the committee Secretary on (02) 6458 3330 or 0438 583 330.

Posted on: 14 September, 2017

Call for nominations for the Independent Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for appointment to Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Risk Committee.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is seeking to fill two external positions on our Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.

Please see below information pack for further details or please contact Janine Hudson on (02) 6451 1153 or via mobile 0407 925 518.
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Posted on: 27 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted on: 12 September, 2017

Tickets selling fast for Land Rover’s 70th anniversary event

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Tickets are selling fast for what’s set to be one of the biggest events of 2018. Hundreds of motoring enthusiasts have snapped up tickets for Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Cooma next Easter.

Land Rover lovers from across the country have been quick to secure their place at the four-day event with 500 tickets sold in just 72-hours. The Easter extravaganza will celebrate Land Rover’s connection to the region through the Snowy Mountains Scheme. ...Read on...

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Posted on: 7 September, 2017

Council assures Jindabyne residents their drinking water is safe

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

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

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

Posted on: 5 September, 2017

Council celebrates Meals on Wheels Week

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

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

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

Posted on: 22 August, 2017

Council meetings to be webcast


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

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

The use of this technology provides coun...Read on...

Posted on: 22 August, 2017

Council reminds residents, water usage is your responsibility

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to remind residents that water passing through your water meter is your responsibility and is charged as water consumption.

Council is responsible for supplying water to your property’s water meter, as well as the pipework connecting from the watermain to the meter. Council is encouraging locals to monitor and maintain any leaks, in the pipework and fixtures, beyond the water ...Read on...

Posted on: 16 August, 2017

Council secures major funding for Bombala

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

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

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

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Recycle Right - Information days for Bombala, Delegate

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

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

The Resource and ...Read on...

Posted on: 1 August, 2017

Voting underway in Your Say Snowy Monaro photography competition

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

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

Posted on: 15 August, 2017

Locals reminded of changes to kerbside collection for Bombala region

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

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

Kerbside recycling bins (yellow lidded) will be coll...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2017

Major event planned for Cooma and Snowy Monaro region

Plans are underway for the celebration of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary to be held in Cooma next Easter.

To mark the occasion, it’s expected 1000 Land Rovers will converge on the region with a bumper four-day program planned from Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2.

Following the success of the 60th anniversary, the event is being welcomed back by Snowy M...Read on...

Posted on: 20 July, 2017

Council urges drivers to slow down

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

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

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Cooma’s kerbside recycling goes comingled

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

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

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

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Changes to kerbside collection days for Bombala region

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

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

Kerbside recycling bins (yellow lidded) ...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2017

Stronger Communities Fund – Major Projects Program Calling all contractors, we need your help!

It’s set to be an exciting time for the region as Snowy Monaro Regional Council delivers 100 important community projects.

The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program has been approved and with a two-year timeframe to deliver the projects, Council is calling on the assistance of local contractors.

To ensure the program of works can be successfully delivered, Counc...Read on...

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Posted on: 27 June, 2017

Bombala bin rollout set to commence


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

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

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

Posted on: 26 June, 2017

Important Dates For End of Financial Year, 2017

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

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

Posted on: 15 June, 2017

Council apologies for unplanned water supply interruption at Delegate

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

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

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch explained that the component...Read on...

Posted on: 14 June, 2017

New waste management contract for the Snowy Monaro

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Expected savings in excess of $5 million over five years under new waste management contract.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council and REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd (REMONDIS) have announced the beginning of the new waste contract for the region from July 1, 2017.

The tender for the waste and recyclables kerbside collections in Bombala, and the waste and...Read on...

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Posted on: 30 May, 2017

Council Set to Deliver One Hundred Community Projects

Council in partnership with the NSW Government is set to deliver an unprecedented number of projects for its community following the adoption of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund – Major Projects Program at last week’s Council meeting.

Administrator Dean Lynch approved the $14 million Major Projects list with Council ready to deliver 100 projects across the Snowy Monaro region.

The $14m allocated for the Major Projects Program has been split evenly across the three former shires of B...Read on...

Posted on: 31 January, 2017

Stronger Communities Fund - Major Projects Program


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

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

“This fund ...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 August, 2016

Snowy River Avenue Road Condition Update

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

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

Unfortunately, a com...Read on...

Posted on: 8 September, 2016

Changes to Sundry Debtors Accounts

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

Debtor account terms;

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

Posted on: 29 August, 2016

Livestock Loose on Dalgety Road near Berridale


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

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

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

Posted on: 13 May, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 12 May, 2016

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

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

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

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