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Posted on: 12 May, 2017

Council Celebrates its First Birthday

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Council celebrates its first birthday, recognising a period of achievement and growth for the region. Locals and community organisations have benefited since the former shires of Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala came together on May 12, 2016.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council received $15 million in funding through the Stronger Communities Fund (SCF). This opened up two streams of funding, one for major projects and the other for the Snowy Monaro Community Grants program (SMCG). Dozens of communit...Read on...

Posted on: 23 May, 2017

Council supports Walk Safely to School Day

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has thrown its support behind National Walk Safely to
School Day with council staff assisting local students on their walk to school.

Council’s Community Services Officer Kristy Harvey, Ranger Claire Griffin-Deller, and Roads Safety Officer Rodney Jessop joined Monaro Local Area Command officers on Friday, May 19 at the intersection of Vale and Commissioner Streets to present Cooma Publ...Read on...

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Be the Change – Shape the future of the Snowy Monaro region

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Do you want a say in how your Snowy Monaro region will look in the next five, 10 or even 20 years?

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on the community to help shape the region’s future. Council will be running a series of community workshops (Visioning Forums) to guide the development of the Snowy Monaro Community Strategic Plan (CSP). This impor...Read on...

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Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Local Author to Launch Latest Book at Cooma Library

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Committing to anything for a year can be difficult, especially when it involves collating one's thoughts into verse. For renowned local writer, Lee Taylor-Friend, the goal of producing a poem a day for an entire year was both rewarding and challenging.

Ms Taylor-Friend’s 365-day endeavour will be unveiled on Friday, May 26 at the Cooma Library when she launches her latest book, ‘Daily Awakenings, A poem a day...'. Ms Taylor-Friend has published four poetry books with this being the second instalm...Read on...

Posted on: 11 May, 2017

Ratepayers advised of changes to the NSW Government’s Fire and Emergency Services Levy

Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) appearing on rates notices is not a Council charge. Councils across the state will collect the levy on behalf of the NSW Government with the new system coming into play on July 1, 2017.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is advising ratepayers that the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) appearing on rates notices is not a Council charge. Councils across the state will collect the levy on behalf of the NSW Government with the new system c...Read on...

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Posted on: 19 May, 2017

Jindabyne Beautification Project - Work Commences

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

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

Posted on: 27 April, 2017

Road Works Public Notice – Townsend Street (The Crack) Jindabyne

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Commencing Monday 1 May 2017 road rehabilitation works are scheduled to be undertaken on Townsend Street (The Crack), Jindabyne and is estimated to be completed before the June long weekend (subject to weather conditions).

Due to the specific nature of Townsend Street (The Crack) and Councils use of Heavy Plant and Equipment; full road closures are essential to protect residents, pedestrians and workforce. Therefore the road will be closed to traffic at the following times:...Read on...

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Posted on: 26 April, 2017

Save the date – a night not to be missed

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging locals to save the date, and put May 8 in their diaries. Renowned speaker Jane Halton will be in Jindabyne to share her story of public service and how she became one of Australia’s most influential women.

The evening will be held on Monday, May 8 at Parc Café between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. It’s set to be an inspiring and thought provoking occasion.

Jane was named by Women’s Weekly as one of Australia’s most powerful women in 2015. Jane is a mother, wi...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2017

Kalkite Street Remains Closed as Council Listens to School Community

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

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

Posted on: 28 March, 2017

Council Welcomes University of Canberra Vice Chancellor

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The University of Canberra is looking to strengthen its ties with the Snowy Monaro region when its Vice Chancellor, Deep Saini, makes his first visit to Cooma this week.

Vice Chancellor Saini commenced his role in September last year and his trip to Cooma on Tuesday, March 28 will be his first regional visit.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is looking forward to welcoming Professor Saini to the region with tours set dow...Read on...

Posted on: 22 March, 2017

Bombala LRC Members Encourage Locals to Have Their Say

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

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

Posted on: 20 March, 2017

Council Welcomes New Era for Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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

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

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

Posted on: 13 March, 2017

Local Projects Become a Reality

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

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

Posted on: 31 January, 2017

Stronger Communities Fund - Major Projects Program

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

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

“This fund ...Read on...

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Posted on: 21 February, 2017

Snowy Monaro Community Grants Round Two Outcomes

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The Stronger Communities Fund ($15M), secured by Council from the NSW State Government, effectively has two programs: Community Grants (up to $1M) and Major Projects ($14M).

The ‘Snowy Monaro Community Grants’ (SMCG) program is the mechanism that Council initiated to deliver the NSW Government grant funding (up to $1M) to incorporated not-for-profit community groups. A dedicated Stronger Communities Fund Assessment Panel revi...Read on...

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Posted on: 5 January, 2017

New Fee for Wheel In Wheel Out Waste and Recycling Service

On 21 December 2016, SnowyMonaro Regional Council’s Administrator endorsed that
a new fee for Wheel In Wheel Out waste and recycling services be placed on public
exhibition.

This service is optional for residents that receive a Waste and Recycling Service within the
region and elect to use it. For those residents wishing to participate in this service theproposed annual fee is $888.00.

The exemption for eligible infirme...Read on...

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Posted on: 3 August, 2016

Snowy River Avenue Road Condition Update

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

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

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

Posted on: 8 September, 2016

Changes to Sundry Debtors Accounts

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

Debtor account terms;

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

Posted on: 29 August, 2016

Livestock Loose on Dalgety Road near Berridale

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

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

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

Posted on: 13 May, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: 12 May, 2016

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

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

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

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