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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 22 May, 2019

Thanking all Snowy Monaro volunteers - Mayoral Column 22 May 2019

It is National Volunteer Week and this provides us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate and thank all volunteers in the Snowy Monaro for their outstanding contribution to local life.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of any community. Their dedication ...Read on...

Posted on: 15 May, 2019

Another fantastic Resource and Waste Expo - Mayoral Column 15 May 2019

On Saturday, Council’s Resource and Waste team partnered with community groups and local businesses to stage another successful Resource and Waste Expo. The expo focussed on the 5Rs of zero waste – refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot.

Held every tw...Read on...

Posted on: 8 May, 2019

Locals recognised for Red Shield Appeal efforts – Mayoral Column 8 May 2019

The Snowy Monaro is home to many hardworking volunteers. Throughout May, these individuals will be proudly holding the coin buckets aloft as they collect for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

Last Friday, the Red Shield Appeal for our region was...Read on...

Posted on: 1 May, 2019

Snowy Monaro region pauses to commemorate ANZAC Day - Mayoral Column 1 May 2019

ANZAC Day commemorations were held across the Snowy Monaro to honour the men and women who have served their nation. At dawn and morning services we paused to remember the sacrifices of those who never returned home.

I attended the morning service in ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 April, 2019

Another spectacular Lake Light Sculptures event - Mayoral Column 24 April 2019

Locals and visitors flocked to the Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture event over the Easter long weekend. Held along the Lake Jindabyne foreshore, Lake Light has become one of our region’s showpiece events.

I had the privilege of presenting the Council sp...Read on...

Posted on: 17 April, 2019

Long weekend events set to attract thousands - Mayoral Column 17 April 2019

Last week, the Snowy Monaro Youth Awards were held to celebrate the achievements of young people in our region. The awards night was a wonderful occasion with around 160 people in attendance.

I had the honour of presenting the Mayor’s Award for Overal...Read on...

Posted on: 9 April, 2019

Internationally acclaimed authors visit Cooma Library - Mayoral Column Wednesday 10 April 2019

Our region has a strong connection with the Polish community. This has been achieved through the contributions of Polish workers to the Snowy Mountains Scheme and the exploration of Edmund Strzelecki.

On the weekend, our Polish friends visited the reg...Read on...

Posted on: 3 April, 2019

So much on offer for National Youth Week in the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 3 April 2019

Two of the Snowy Monaro’s smaller schools are celebrating big milestones with the Adaminaby and Nimmitabel Public Schools marking 150 years of education.

Despite the weekend’s cooler conditions, the Nimmitabel community came together to celebrate the ...Read on...

Posted on: 27 March, 2019

Nimmitabel gets their Nimmity Bell - Mayoral Column 27 March 2019

Congratulations to re-elected Member for Monaro John Barilaro. John is a strong advocate for the Snowy Monaro region and I look forward to continuing to work with him to deliver for our region. Congratulations also to Gladys Berejiklian, the first elected...Read on...

Posted on: 20 March, 2019

Cooma Multicultural Festival a huge success - Mayoral Column 20 March 2019

There was a great turnout for the Cooma Multicultural Festival on Sunday with our community coming together to celebrate and embrace the many wonderful cultures here in the Snowy Monaro.

The festival showcased a wonderful array of international perfor...Read on...

Posted on: 13 March, 2019

Council to attached Bombala Show - Mayoral Column 13 March 2019

Another fantastic local show was held last weekend. The Cooma Show attracted a large crowd with families enjoying the pavilion exhibits, rides, entertainment and to conclude the show, a fireworks display.

Well done to the Cooma Pastoral and Agricultur...Read on...

Posted on: 6 March, 2019

Showtime in the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 6 March 2019

Local show season is well and truly upon us, with the Delegate and Dalgety Shows were held over the weekend.

I enjoyed my time at the Delegate Show, getting to know more locals, and taking in the very best of rural life. I also had the pleasure of pre...Read on...

Posted on: 26 February, 2019

More exciting announcements for the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 27 February 2019

What a busy week it has been! We have seen important funding announcements for our region, a major step taken in the Snowy 2.0 project, and an Ordinary Council Meeting held last Thursday.

On Saturday, our local member John Barilaro announced the exciti...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2019

Flowing Festival makes a splash - Mayoral Column 20 February 2019

I am continually impressed with our region’s ability to host events. One of the best events in the Snowy Monaro is the Lake Jindabyne Flowing Festival.

Banjo Paterson Park was definitely the place to be on the weekend as thousands turned out for the F...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2019

International delegation visits the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 13 February 2019

It has certainly been a busy start to the week with an important announcement made on the future of Snowy 2.0.

The State Government has granted planning approval for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works, a significant step in the progression of this project. ...Read on...

Posted on: 20 February, 2019

Billy Kart Derby success, Council meeting wrap up - Mayoral Column 23 January 2019

It was a wonderful weekend in Cooma for the 2019 instalment of the Monaro Billy Kart Derby. The annual derby has quickly become one of the most exciting events in our region.

Held at the Cooma Showground on Sunday, the derby saw competitors of all age...Read on...