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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: 7 March, 2017

Bombala and Delegate Community Waste Information Sessions

Council invites the Bombala, Delegate and surrounding communities to waste information sessions to discuss the future plans for Resource and Waste Management in their areas.

Topics include: recycling information, landfill access and hours, and the future of both the Bombala and Delegate Landfills.

Delegate Session:
When: 6pm Tuesday 21 March 2017Where: Delegate School Of Arts

Bombala Session:
When: 6pm Monday 27 Mar...Read on...

Posted on: 7 March, 2017

Don’t Be a Tosser! Help Keep the Snowy Monaro Region Clean

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is encouraging residents not to be tossers by taking responsibility for their rubbish and either putting it in a bin or taking it with them.

Administrator Dean Lynch from Snowy Monaro Regional Council said that from this week the Hey Tosser! state wide marketing campaign will roll out across the state, on TV, radio, social media, billboards, and newspapers to remind people that throwing your r...Read on...

Posted on: 24 February, 2017

Resource and Waste Expo – 25 February 2017 Schedule of Events

Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste Expo will be held this Saturday 25 February. Join us at the event, have a chat with the exhibitors and enter the variety of competitions and giveaways on the day.

Learn more innovative ideas on this year’s theme: How to Reduce Reuse and Recycle. See You There!!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Jindabyne Memorial Hall10.00am - Official Opening
10.30am - DrumMUSTER Demonstration 10.45am - Solar Energy Options Demonstrati...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: 9 February, 2017

Public Notice - Water Main Replacement Work with Temporary Road Closure of Monaro Avenue, Cooma

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Please be advised, weather permitting, essential water main replacement work has been scheduled to commence in Yareen Road, between Monday 20 February 2017 and Friday 10 March 2017. Works will be carried out between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm.

A temporary road closure will be required when the water main road crossing is made to ensure the safety of staff and the general public whilst this work is undertaken and will be in affect from 8.00am till 4.00pm. The actual timing of this work will be a...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Opening of New Sheep and Calf Yards at the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre

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The public are invited to attend the opening of the new sheep/calf yards at the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre, on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 9.45am.

The opening of the new sheep/calf yards at the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre will be officially opened by Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 9.45am. Followed by the fortnightly sheep sale which commenc...Read on...

Posted on: 6 February, 2017

Public Notice - Kerbside Collection Trial Continues in Cooma Township

Snowy Monaro Regional Council are continuing to conduct a trial in the Cooma township on kerbside recycling collection, yellow lidded bins, with a side lifter collection vehicle, between Tuesday 7 February and Thursday 9 February.

Council will continue to operate its usual collection vehicle in conjunction with this trial, collecting the paper and cardboard crates. However, it would be greatly appreciated if the black paper and cardboard crates are not placed inside the recycle bin...Read on...

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: 7 December, 2016

Snowy River LRC Changing of the Guard

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council formally thanks former Snowy River Shire Council Mayor, John Cahill, for his years of service, after accepting his resignation from the Snowy River Local Representative Committee (LRC).

“The community of the former Snowy River is a richer place for John’s many years of service. John has worked hard to accomplish so many achievements throughout his service both as Councillor and Mayor. John has always been a passionate man who represented...Read on...

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Posted on: 21 September, 2016

Litter Grants Now Available for Community Groups

Are you fed up with litter in your local area? Or maybe you’re part of a group who are already doing something to clean up your neighbourhood, but could do with some extra funds to help out?

Grants of up to $5,000 are now available for community groups who are keen to tackle litter in their area and have the local knowledge to make a difference. Any community group can apply for a litter grant: youth groups, scouts and guides, surf clubs, pon...Read on...

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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