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Posted on: 15 October, 2018

Coolumbooka Bridge - RMS to undertake temporary repairs

Motorists are advised of the planned works and expected delays as the RMS undertaking temporary repairs to one of the timber topchords on the Coolumbooka Bridge from Tuesday 16 October to Friday 19 October 2018.

Work will be carried out between the hours of 6:30am to 5pm, traffic signals will be installed controlling traffic.

Motorists travelling over the bridge should allow approximately an additional 10 minutes during those times.

Between 9am and 3pm the...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2018

Save the date – a conversation on the Residential Aged Care Review


Snowy Monaro residents who would like to continue the discussion about the review into the Provision of Residential Aged Care are asked to the save the date, and head along to a community conversation at the following dates/times.

Cooma - Tuesday 16 October at 7pm at Werri-Nina Centre, 227 Sharp St Cooma.

Bombala - Wednesday 17 October at 12.30pm at Bombala Community Centre, 163 Maybe St Bombala

Berridale - Wednesday 17 October at 4pm at the Berridale Community Hall, Florenc...Read on...

Posted on: 15 October, 2018

Shoppers set to uncover treasures on the trail in the Snowy Monaro region

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There’s no better feeling than bagging a bargain and this year’s Garage Sale Trail in the is shaping up to be biggest yet.

The Garage Sale Trail will be held this weekend, and with close to 40 sales registered, locals won’t have to travel far for a bargain.

Snowy Monaro residents will have the chance to shop the trail and take part in the nation’s busiest weekend of garag...Read on...

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Posted on: 11 October, 2018

Locals encouraged to become reuse trail blazers

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney has been promoting an important message this week, calling on locals to join him in becoming a reuse trailblazer at this month’s Garage Sale Trail.

Mayor Rooney donned a funky, repurposed jacket to encourage Snowy Monaro residents to reuse textiles and reduce the amount of clothes discarded in landfill each year.

To join the reuse movement, you can shop the Garage Sale Trail on the weekend of Oct...Read on...

Garage Sale Trail registration...
Posted on: 10 October, 2018

Boost your business this month

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is partnering with the NSW Government to deliver a series of business workshops this month to help local entrepreneurs take advantage of what’s expected to be the busiest summer yet.

To celebrate Small Business Month, workshops will be held in Cooma, Bombala, and Jindabyne. All small business owners are encouraged to attend the free workshops to learn, grow and see their business succeed ahead of the summer season.

Motivational s...Read on...

Posted on: 9 October, 2018

Bombala Playground ready for action

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Ready, set, fly. The new Bombala Playground has opened to the public and local families are already enjoying the enhanced recreational space.

Home to a new flying fox (the Double Sky Rider), the Bombala Playground is the latest project delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program.

Within the new playground, the existing all abilities swing set has been retained and ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 October, 2018

Public safety put first with Elm tree removal

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 5 April 2018, Snowy Monaro Regional Council resolved to remove an Elm tree in Cooma’s Centennial Park.

Following recommendations from an independent arborist, Council decided the tree (located on the corner of Sharp and Bombala Streets) would be removed to ensure the public’s safety.

The tree is scheduled for removal during the week starting Monday 15 O...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2018

Student’s artwork showcased on collection vehicle

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A Bombala student’s creative flair is helping promote an important message throughout town with her recycling inspired artwork showcased on the side of the kerbside collection vehicle.

Alex Reed from St Joseph’s Primary School is the winner of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste team’s artwork competition.

As the winning student, Alex not only has her artwork featured on the collection vehicle but also received a b...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2018

Iconic Australian artwork headed for Bombala Library

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Bombala Library is celebrating with a free travelling display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork.

The display will open on Friday 28 September and will run until Friday 12 October. The display features reproductions of some of her most beloved characters including the gumnut babies and the brothers Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

May Gibbs was Australia&...Read on...

Posted on: 25 September, 2018

Thailand Ambassador visits Yallambee Lodge resident

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It was a special occasion for Yallambee Lodge resident Tibor Olgay with the 95-year-old receiving a visit from Thailand’s Ambassador to Australia and officials from the Royal Thailand Embassy.

On Monday, Thailand Ambassador Nantana Sivakua made the trip the Cooma to personally thank Mr Olgay who designed the Royal Thailand Embassy in Canberra, 48-years-ago.

“We are very grateful for the work Mr Olgay did,” Ms Sivakua said.

“The embassy h...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Garage Sale Trail - Conquer your clutter

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Snowy Monaro residents are preparing to conquer their clutter this spring with the increasingly popular Garage Sale Trail just around the corner.

Households, community groups and schools are encouraged to register now for Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales on 20 and 21 October.

Last year, 54 garage sales were held in the region as hundreds of locals grabbed a bargain and supported the r...Read on...

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Posted on: 18 September, 2018

Council releases Residential Aged Care Community Report

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has released its Residential Aged Care Community Report, outlining 14-key recommendations for the ongoing delivery of quality residential aged care services and facilities in the local government area.

The Report supports calls for a residential aged care facility to be established in Jindabyne, and the need for a purpose-designed facility catering for residents with ‘severe and challenging behaviours’ to be co-located at Yallambee Lodge, Cooma.

“The...Read on...

Residential Aged Care Community Report –
Posted on: 17 September, 2018

Nijong Ninja Park a step closer to completion

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is excited to announce the Nijong Ninja Park is a step closer to completion with site works commencing today.

The Nijong Ninja Park is set to become one of the region’s most exciting recreational spaces. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September.

A grand opening will be held to mark the occasion with local children set to enjoy the play...Read on...

Posted on: 17 September, 2018

Nimmitabel Water Supply – Reservoir Cleaning Boil Water Notification

Nimmitabel water supply reservoir is planned to be drained and cleaned, weather permitting, on Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 7.00am.

Water supply will be maintained, however, at a reduced pressure from Monday 1 October 2018 to assist Council in reducing the water level in the reservoir prior to cleaning.

The water supply will NOT be treated on the 3rd & 4th of October 2018 and ...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2018

Berridale Landscape Masterplan ready for action

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The Berridale Landscape Masterplan presents an exciting vision for the town, and Snowy Monaro Regional Council is pleased to inform the community the intersection of Myack Street and Jindabyne Road will be upgraded this financial year.

Council will also progress with the creation of shop signage at the entrance to the Highdale Shopping Centre, and formalising the car park outside the Coolamatong Snowy Mountains Country Club.

Berridale residents and the local business community will r...Read on...

Posted on: 22 August, 2018

Council calls on children to get creative

Children in Cooma, Bredbo, Nimmitabel, and Michelago are being encouraged to put their creative caps on and produce an artwork that may feature on the new waste and recycling collection vehicle.

Children up to 12-years-of-age are eligible to enter the competition with artworks to promote the reduce, reuse, recycle message. Council would like children to draw or paint a colourful image with a slogan illustrating what recycling means to you, your c...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2018

Council awarded most improved local water utility

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been recognised for achieving best practice service delivery, being awarded the most improved local water utility at the Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Water Management Conference.

Council received the coveted Sam Samra award for its work in implementing a range of reforms to foster better value services throughout the Snowy Monaro.

The award acknowledges Council’s efforts in undertaking a detailed water supply and sewerage prici...Read on...

Posted on: 11 September, 2018

Council congratulates Nimmitabel CWA on milestone

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney has congratulated the Nimmitabel Country Women’s Association on their 90th birthday and the completion of their renovated CWA Rooms, at a celebration earlier today.

Mayor Rooney joined CWA members, Member of the Legislative Council Bronnie Taylor, and the community, for the official opening of the renovated rooms in Nimmitabel.

Council partnered with the Nimmitabel CWA through round 2 of the Snowy Monaro Communit...Read on...

Posted on: 5 September, 2018

Garage Sale Trail bigger than ever


Snowy Monaro residents are getting ready for another bumper weekend of buying, selling and swapping when the Garage Sale Trail returns in October.

Registrations have opened for the Garage Sale Trail weekend to be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Last year, 54 garage sales were held in the Snowy Monaro and hundreds of more locals grabbed a bargain as part of this nation-wide declu...Read on...

Get on board, register now:
Posted on: 30 August, 2018

Jindabyne Boat Ramp improvement works delayed to late September 2018

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that the start date for improvement works on the Jindabyne Boat Ramp has been delayed to late September 2018. The facility will remain open until this time.

The expected start date and end date (will be between 24 September and mid-December 2018) are dependent on weather and approvals from Office Environment Heritage.

Council would like to remind the public and event organisers that once work commences, th...Read on...

Posted on: 29 August, 2018

NSW RFS declares early start of Bush Fire Danger Period

The Snowy Monaro local government area will start the Bush Fire Danger Period a month early this year due to ongoing warm and dry conditions. The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare now for what could be a long & protracted fire season.

While 1 October is when the 2018/19 bush fire season officially commences, the Snowy Monaro area will begin the fire season on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Monaro Team Manager NSW RFS Superintendent Jim Darrant, is urging residents to make and discuss th...Read on...

Posted on: 27 August, 2018

Snowy River Hostel residents ready to garden

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Residents of Snowy River Hostel are looking forward to enjoying more time outdoors following the donation of a garden trolley bed from the Berridale Lions Club.

Lions District Governor Peter Scifleet, Berridale Lions Club President Geoff Woodhouse and Lions Club members presented the garden trolley bed to hostel manager Christine Jones.

The trolley provides residents with a more accessible option for gardenin...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2018

Upgraded Bombala Playground a step closer to completion


Snowy Monaro Regional Council is excited to announce Bombala Playground is a step closer to completion with site works commencing next week.

Ten playgrounds will be upgraded/constructed throughout the region as part of the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program. Bombala Playground is the first to be upgraded with works starting the week of Monday 20 August.

The revitalised playgro...Read on...

Posted on: 15 August, 2018

Ongoing improvements to Bombala’s water quality

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is continuing to improve the quality of Bombala’s drinking water with a further $200,000 to be spent on essential maintenance to the town’s water reticulation system.

In the last 12-months, electrical control systems and filtration valves have been upgraded at the Bombala Water Treatment Plant to the tune of $620,000.

Council has been working with the Bombala community to deliver an improved water supply.
Earlier t...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2018

Cooma residents to receive new 360L recycling bin

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council is set to roll out new 360L recycling bins to Cooma residents receiving a kerbside collection service.

The new recycling bins will be distributed throughout September with the 360L bins replacing the current 140/240L bins and black crates.

In July 2017, Council introduced a comingled recycling collection service in Cooma. In further efforts to help resi...Read on...

Posted on: 9 August, 2018

Jindabyne Boat Ramp closure 27 August 2018 to first week November

Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be conducting upgrade works on the Jindabyne boat ramp and access road at Widows Inlet.

The access road will be closed from Monday 27 August 2018 through to the first week in November depending on weather and project operations.

Alternative arrangements have been made to access the lake at the Clay Pits Jindabyne.

Council encourages a...Read on...

Posted on: 9 August, 2018

Locals set to splash into summer

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Families in Adaminaby, Berridale, and Bombala are set to make a splash this summer following Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s decision to waive pool fees for the upcoming swimming season.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 July, Councillors voted in favour of allowing free entry into Adaminaby, Berridale, and Bombala swimming pools. In a move aimed at boosting the recreational opportunities for local families, the 2018/19 swimming seaso...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Swing Gates on Lake Jindabyne Community Trail- Hatchery Link

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to inform riders and walkers that additional swing gates have been installed on the Lake Jindabyne Community Trail, Hatchery Bay link.

The gates have been installed to prevent the stock from escaping through the existing barriers.

Council is working on a suitable design through the fence lines that will work for both the landholder and our trail users.

Please ensure the gates rema...Read on...

Posted on: 6 August, 2018

Pesticides to be used until June 2019

Council would like to notify the Snowy Monaro community that pesticides will be used from August until June 2019.

Notice is given pursuant to Part 5 of the Pesticides Regulation 2017, that Council will be carrying out the following herbicide applications on roadsides, reserves, operational lands and Crown lands within the Snowy Monaro Region:
• Flupropanate products...Read on...

Posted on: 31 July, 2018

New Road Rule from September 1 2018

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From 1 September 2018, the NSW Government will introduce a new road rule requiring motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles which are displaying red or blue flashing lights.

Reduce your speed in a controlled manner so you are not exceeding 40 km/h when you pass the emergency vehicle. Keep to 40 km/h until you’ve safely passed all people and emergency vehicles.

If you are travelling on a road divided by a median and the em...Read on...

Posted on: 26 July, 2018

Slow down to 40km/h when bus lights flash


Council is partnering with Transport NSW to remind motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a bus with flashing lights.

Motorists are urged to look out for children who are crossing the road or waiting to cross. Lights flash on buses to warn motorists that buses are picking up and dropping off children.

By law, a driver must not overtake or pass a bus with flashing lig...Read on...

Posted on: 25 July, 2018

Council welcomes Acting General Manager

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced Peter Bascomb as its Acting General Manager, following last Thursday’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

Councillors voted in favour of appointing the former Queanbeyan-Palerang Deputy General Manager to the role.

Mr Bascomb will officially start as Acting General Manager on Monday 6 August and will carry out the role until a new General Manager is formal...Read on...

Posted on: 23 July, 2018

Council partnership making business easier

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Starting a business will now be easier following Snowy Monaro Regional Council partnering with Service NSW to launch the Easy to do Business program.

Today, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney and General Manager Joe Vescio joined Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, Council staff, and members of the local business community for the launch in Cooma’s CBD.

The Easy to do Bu...Read on...

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Posted on: 30 May, 2018

Bombala Platypus Viewing Platform re-design

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Following community feedback, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has committed to a re-design of the Bombala Platypus Viewing Platform.

At the March 15 Council Meeting, Councillors voted in favour of incorporating the Viewing Platform into the Therry Street redevelopment. The Viewing Platform will complement the Therry St upgrade, a project to be delivered through the Stronger Communities...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 16 May, 2018

Designs unveiled for Cooma’s Nijong Ninja Park

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The Nijong Ninja Park is set to become one of the region’s most exciting recreational spaces and it’s now time to have your say on the playground’s concept design.

Cooma’s Nijong Oval Playground concept design (Nijong Ninja Park) is available for viewing online at Council’s Your Say platform. You can view the 3D concept designs that outline proposed equipment and a layout of the playground.

The Ninja Park wil...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 15 May, 2018

Streetscape Projects

The Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program Streetscape Projects are currently underway.

Council’s consultant team engaged in delivering the Streetscape projects have visited the sites and the next step is for Council to organise community meetings to discuss the community’s vision for these major improvements.

Council welcomes feedback f...Read on...

Posted on: 10 May, 2018

Council encourages community to keep recycling

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Council thanks community for their recycling efforts, and remind locals of the importance in utilising kerbside recycling collections, reassuring that recyclables collected in our region are still processed domestically and are not sent to landfill.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to thank the community for their recycling efforts, and remind locals of the importance in utilising kerbside recycling collections. Council is reassuring residents that the recyclables collected in the Snowy Monar...Read on...

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Posted on: 16 April, 2018

Bombala: Have your say on Major Projects


Fancy playing on the new equipment at Ginger Leigh Park or taking a leisurely walk through Platypus Place in Therry Street? Perhaps you need to use the new amenities building in Maybe Street.

This will be a reality for the Bombala community in the next 12 months as Snowy Monaro Regional Council continues the rollout of the Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) Major Projects Program.

Council is calling on the community to have their say on the co...Read on...

Your Say Snowy Monaro site...
Posted on: 11 April, 2018

Feedback sought for Bombala’s Therry St development

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Snowy Monaro residents are being encouraged to provide feedback on the concept design for the Therry Street development in Bombala, a project that will be delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program (SCFMPP).

The area will undergo a significant upgrade with the design set to create a functional 'green corridor' along the Bombala River foreshore. This will complement the natural environment, providing a key link with the Bombala CBD.

Communit...Read on...

Provide feedback now...
Posted on: 21 March, 2018

Cracking down on illegal dumping within the Snowy Monaro


Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling on the community to report any illegal dumping with incidents on the rise across the region.

Residents are encouraged to contact Council if they witness illegal dumping in a bid to maintain the Snowy Monaro’s natural beauty and prevent additional costs borne to the community.

The increase in illegal dumping not only affects the environment but...Read on...

Hey Tosser Reporting website...
Posted on: 20 March, 2018

Stronger Communities Fund – Major Project Program Delegate Sportsground seating

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Delegate residents are the latest to benefit from the delivery of a Stronger Communities Fund Major Project with the Delegate Sportsground receiving new seating.

As the latest SCF Major Project to be completed, the upgrades to the Delegate Sportsground will allow for improved seating options at the precinct.

Council worked with the Delegate Sportsground Committee to install new seats along the edge of the spo...Read on...

More information can be found at...
Posted on: 12 March, 2018

A further three Major Projects delivered

A further three Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) Major Projects have been completed with cemeteries across the region benefiting from recent upgrades.

Bredbo, Nimmitabel, and Numeralla Cemeteries have all been enhanced as part of a major investment into public health works in the Snowy Monaro.

A new storage shed has been constructed at the Bredbo Cemetery, while the Nimmitabel Cemetery Committee welc...Read on...

Posted on: 13 December, 2017

Future playground design in safe hands

Buddy benches, reflection ponds, and even an innovative picnic table, were just some of the bright ideas Bombala students came up with as part of their studies into playground design.

Students from St Joseph’s Primary School have presented a range of thoughtful and captivating 3D playground models, paving the way for future playground construction in Bombala.

Following months of hard work, students presented their final playground d...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: 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...