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Posted on: 14 August, 2018

Maintenance of Bombala toilet blocks throughout August

Council wishes to advise that maintenance is scheduled to commence for both the Apex Park and Riverside park toilet blocks during August.

Weather permitting, painting of the Apex Park toilet block will commence on 20 August to completed in 5 days approx.

Painting of the Riverside Park toilet block and adjoining building will commence on 27 August, weather permitting, to be completed in 5...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: 7 August, 2018

Proposal to rename Jindabyne Pool

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is calling for submissions regarding the proposed renaming of Jindabyne Pool to the Judy Cummins Memorial Pool.

Council resolved to place the proposal on public exhibition for 14-days and submissions are being accepted until 5pm Wednesday 22 August.

Council invites submissions on the proposed amendment. These must be in writing and received by 5pm on Wednesday 2...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...

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Posted on: 31 July, 2018

Amendment to 2019 Schedule of Fees and Charges

Council is calling for feedback on the amendment of the 2019 Schedule of Fees and Charges.
Council resolved that two proposed additional fees in addition to a fee amendment, be placed on public exhibition for 28 days, until Tuesday, 28 August 2018.

Additional Fees -

Application for Disclosure of Biosecurity Directions and Undertakings $30 per holding -
The introduction of this fee is to cover administrative costs in relation to disclosing any adverse affections, (including Biosecurity Directio...Read on...

Posted on: 13 August, 2018

Local Heritage Fund 2018-2019

Individual grants of up to $4,000 will be offered to successful applicants on a dollar-for-dollar basis, with the aim of providing funding to assist in the delivery of good heritage and urban design management outcomes.

Council in conjunction with the Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) advises that the
Local Heritage Fund will again make available a total of $20,000 for works to be undertaken on heritage items listed in Schedule 5 of the Cooma-Monaro Local Envi...Read on...

Guidelines and application form...
Posted on: 27 July, 2018

Residential Aged Care Advisory Committee

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to invite nominations for its Residential Aged Care Advisory Committee. The Committee will comprise of up to 8 community representatives, Council staff and a Councillor.

We are seeking nominations from suitably qualified people as follows:
• One representative with a financial management background, preferably working within the Residential Aged Care industry• One representative from the audit/risk/compliance industry...Read on...

Application Form...
Posted on: 26 July, 2018

Slow down to 40km/h when bus lights flash

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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: 26 July, 2018

Bredbo and Michelago kerbside collection information sessions

Council’s Resource and Waste Services team will be holding community information sessions in Bredbo and Michelago to inform residents of the introduction of a domestic waste and recycling kerbside collection.

The Bredbo information session will run alongside the monthly meeting of the Bredbo Community Progress Association at 7pm Thursday 2 August, in the Bredbo Community Hall.

The Michelago information session will be held at 6.30pm Wednesday 8 August, in t...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...

For more information
Posted on: 18 July, 2018

Feedback called on proposed water usage charge rebate for Bombala residents

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 5 July 2018, Councillors voted in favour of placing on public exhibition an amendment to its Revenue Policy for water charges for Bombala residents through one billing period.

Council resolved to advertise for 28-days, commencing today (Wednesday 18 July) a proposed rebate of $1.56/KL for residential water usage charges for Bombala residents, due to water quality issues.

The proposed rebate is to be offered on the February 2...Read on...

Posted on: 11 July, 2018

Feedback called for streetscape designs

Streetscape enhancements are set to boost the economic and social viability of towns across the region with draft concept designs currently out for public comment.


Draft concept designs for nine of the ten towns benefiting from streetscape upgrades are available on Council’s Your Say website. Streetscape revitalisations are an integral part of the $14 million Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects rollout. ...Read on...

Posted on: 3 July, 2018

Submissions open for Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund

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Are you a community group in the former Cooma-Monaro and Bombala Shires? If you have a project requiring funding, then make sure you apply for the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund.

Submissions are now open until Friday 24 August.

The Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Committee was established through the development approval via the NSW Department of Planning.

Expenditure by the Committee is specifically restricted to th...Read on...

Funding guidelines and application forms
Posted on: 2 July, 2018

Council bids farewell to General Manager

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to advise that General Manager Joe Vescio will be leaving Council at the end of August.

Mr Vescio has been the General Manager of Snowy Monaro Regional Council since its formation in May 2016. Before this, Mr Vescio was the General Manager of Snowy River Shire Council for 10-years.

With a passion for local government, Mr Vescio has more t...Read on...

Posted on: 4 June, 2018

Bombala, Bibbenluke, Cathcart & Delegate area Domestic Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection

From Monday 1 July 2018 all old dark green lidded wheelie bins will no longer be collected in the Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart, Delegate areas.

Residents who receive a domestic kerbside waste and recycling service in the Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart, Delegate areas and the enroute properties between these towns and villages are advised that from Monday 1 July 2018 that the old dark green lidded ...Read on...

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

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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

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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: 26 September, 2017

Snowy Monaro Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to announce that Councillor John Rooney has been elected as the first Mayor of the Snowy Monaro region.

The inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council was held tonight (Tuesday, September 26) with Councillors Bob Stewart, Peter Beer, and John Rooney contesting the Mayoral vote.

Cr Rooney was elected Mayor ahead of Cr Stewart and Cr Beer.

Counci...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...

Additional Info...
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...