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Posted on: 18 July, 2019

Changes of operating hours at Bredbo, Delegate, Nimmitabel and Numeralla Transfer Stations

Residents and users of Council’s waste transfer stations at Bredbo, Delegate, Nimmitabel and Numeralla are advised that the opening hours for these facilities are changing.

At the 20 June 2019 Council meeting, Council resolved to adopt changes to the opening hours for these facilities. After considering the feedback provided through 177 completed community surveys and reviewing visitation figures, the Council resolved to rev...Read on...

Posted on: 16 July, 2019

Final phase of Cooma CBD Beautification Project set to commence

Council is excited to advise that the final stage of the currently funded work for the Cooma CBD Beautification Project is set to commence next week, weather pending. This portion of the project will see the installation of pavers along the CBD pathways.

The pathway adjacent to Centennial Park will be completed first. Consultation is planned to take place with affected business operators to finalise timeframes for works to be completed throughout the CBD precinct.

We anticipate that there will be minim...Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2019

PUBLIC MEETINGS Water and Sewer Charges

Council will be hosting two public meetings on Wednesday 24 July to address the water and sewer charges.

• 10am at the Cooma Council Chambers
• 2pm at Jindabyne Memorial Hall

All customers and real estate agents are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to clarify the charges.

A review of the water and sewer pricing was undertaken soo...Read on...

Posted on: 15 July, 2019

Recycle Right Launch

Residents of Snowy Monaro Regional Council are being encouraged to Recycle Right and update their recycling habits.

Contamination rates at the ACT’s Materials Recycling Facility at Hume have been slowly increasing. This facility processes the recyclables collected throughout ACT, the Snowy Monaro and many surrounding council areas. In February 2019, an independent hous...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

Bombala Sewer Network Smoke Testing 22 July – 9 August 2019

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has engaged Interflow to conduct smoke testing of the sewer network throughout the township of Bombala.

The smoke testing involves blowing a non-toxic smoke into the sewer and identifying the points where the smoke escapes as potential sources of stormwater infiltration. These sources may be, for example, house roofs and downpipes or street stormwater drai...Read on...

Posted on: 8 July, 2019

2019/2020 Financial Year Regional Resource and Waste Fees and Charges

Council has introduced a new charge for domestic recycling disposal at all Council waste facilities, including the Michelago and Smiths Rd collections points, along with new green waste disposal charges at all Council waste facilities.

Prior to 1 July 2019, domestic recycling was accepted without charge at waste facilities and collection points across the region, while green waste was accepted without charge up to 75kg at all regional waste facilities.

The introduction of a domestic...Read on...

2020 Schedule of Fees and Charges
Posted on: 8 July, 2019

Head to ScrapMart this Weekend to Grab a Bargain

Looking for extra furniture, cookware, household goods or entertainment items?
ScrapMart may just have what you’re looking for, and at a price that will surprise you!

There is a range of quality pre-loved items available from both ScrapMart stores, located at within the Cooma and Jindabyne Landfills. Everything from Furniture, Pots & Pans, Crockery & Cutlery, Glassware, Toys, Games, Books, CD’s, DVD’s, Records,...Read on...

Posted on: 4 July, 2019

Development Engineering Advice

Council’s Development Engineers are often out of the office conducting onsite inspections or attending scheduled appointments, making it difficult for residents to drop in and have staff available to assist with enquires.

In an effort to enhance our customer service and make it easier for residents to meet with a Development Engineer to seek advice, Council has scheduled times at each of our office locations to allow community members an opportunity to drop in and speak di...Read on...

Posted on: 2 July, 2019

Implementation of Liquid Trade Waste Regulation for non-residential customers

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will conduct liquid trade waste inspections of non-residential customers in Bombala, Cooma, Delegate and Nimmitabel.

Inspections will start from July 2019 for premises that discharge liquid trade waste into Council’s sewerage systems in these areas.

For non-residential customers in each of these areas, Council will ensure compliance through the Liquid Trade Waste Re...Read on...

Posted on: 2 July, 2019

Community meetings to discuss Monaro Rail Trail Study

Council is investigating the feasibility of constructing a recreation trail on the disused railway between Queanbeyan and Bombala and the project has entered an important stage with a series of community consultation sessions to take place in late July.

Council has engaged consultants to prepare the Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study. The study is an important step in determining whether a trail for cyclists and hikers along the (currently) disused railway corridor has merit.

The consultants, Transpl...Read on...

Posted on: 24 June, 2019

End of Financial Year dates

With the 2019 End of Financial Year quickly approaching, Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise our community of the following cut-off dates for receipting, application lodgements and debtors.

Electronic system receipting will be closed from 1pm Friday 28 June 2019 and re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday 2 July 2019. During this time manual receipts will be issued.

ApplicationsApplications will be accepted during the receipting close-...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2019

Businesses honoured at awards night

Businesses throughout the region have been recognised for their hard work and success at the 2019 Snowy Monaro Business Awards.

Jindabyne based TRC Tourism took home the coveted Excellence in Small Business award, as well as being crowned the region’s Outstanding Employer of Choice.

In its second year, the Business Awards gala dinner attracted around 130 business operators, in...Read on...

Posted on: 28 May, 2019

Upgraded Jindabyne Boat Ramp access road a win for boaters

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Boaters are enjoying improved access to Lake Jindabyne with more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the access road at the Jindabyne Boat Ramp.

The project was funded through a $650,000 contribution from the NSW Government, $250,000 from Snowy Hydro Ltd and $163,000 from Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney said the upgrade is a win for the local boati...Read on...

Posted on: 21 May, 2019

Water update for Bombala and Delegate residents

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that the upgrade of the Bombala Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and improvements to the Bombala and Delegate water supplies are a step closer following initial inspections being carried out by the consultant.

The option study, feasibility assessment and concept design for the Bombala WTP and Delegate water supply has been tendered and awarded to consultants, GHD.

All preliminary work relating to the options assessment, including the testing of raw water sup...Read on...

Posted on: 17 April, 2019

Youth awards celebrate the region’s young people

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Young people in the region have been recognised for their contributions to the community at the annual Snowy Monaro Youth Awards.

The 2019 Youth Awards showcased the achievements of young people in the Snowy Monaro. Held during National Youth Week, the awards honoured young people aged 12 to 24 years-of-age.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Youth Development Officer Mel Sass commend...Read on...

Posted on: 6 March, 2019

Call for stakeholder registration fibre supplier operations

Sustainability is at the core of Visy operations. Visy supports responsible forest management by having a policy of sourcing from fibre suppliers whose wood and wood products are environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable.

In 2019, Visy plans to source fibre from Softwood Plantations throughout NSW, VIC and the ACT (including Snowy Valleys Shire, Greater Hume Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Shire, Bathurst Regional Council, Queanbeyan-P...Read on...

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Posted on: 11 February, 2019

Upgrades commence for Cooma North playground

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The upgraded Cooma North playground is a step closer to completion with construction commencing on Monday February 11.

Following feedback from the community, a number of additional features will be added to the playground. These additions have been made possible through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

• Addition of an accessible concrete path, linking the exist...Read on...