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Mayoral Column

14 Stories
Posted on: 28 November, 2018

Snowy Monaro welcomes third annual L’Étape Australia - Mayoral Column 28 November 2018

I often get asked, “John, you must clock up some kilometres travelling around a region the size of the Snowy Monaro?” The answer, of course, is yes. And I always add, “And what a pleasure it is”. While some days I can spend hours driving around the Snowy ...Read on...

Posted on: 21 November, 2018

Congratulations to newly appointed General Manager, Peter Bascomb - Mayoral Column 21 November 2018

Firstly, I’d like to start this week’s column by congratulating our newly appointed General Manager, Peter Bascomb.

On 9 November 2018, an Extraordinary Council Meeting was held to select the General Manager from the shortlist of candidates. I was imp...Read on...

Posted on: 14 November, 2018

Snowy Monaro set to celebrate ability - Mayoral Column 14 November 2018

On Sunday, we commemorated 100-years since the armistice that ended the First World War.

At Remembrance Day services across the Snowy Monaro, we paused to remember the sacrifices of the servicemen and servicewomen who have served our nation, in all co...Read on...

Posted on: 7 November, 2018

Spring events throughout the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 7 November 2018

On Monday, I joined the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, and the Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, for the exciting announcement of a $2.4 million masterplan for Jindabyne.

Jindabyne is the fastest growing town in our Snowy Monaro regio...Read on...

Posted on: 31 October, 2018

So much to love in and around the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral Column 31 October 2018

Our region certainly knows how to come together in support of a cause. It’s this community spirit that makes the Snowy Monaro a wonderful place to live.

On the weekend, locals came together for the Masquerade Ball at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. Money ...Read on...

Posted on: 24 October, 2018

Another successful Garage Sale Trail weekend - Mayoral Column 24 October 2018

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Spring is definitely event season here in the Snowy Monaro. On the weekend, we welcomed the annual Girder Fork Rally to the region. A wonderful collection of vintage motorcycles converged on the Cooma Car Club before heading off for two-days riding.

...Read on...

Posted on: 17 October, 2018

Business Boost Month - Mayoral Column 18 October 2018

International Day of Rural Women was celebrated on Monday with Council’s Community
Development team joining representatives from the United Nations and the Cooma Multicultural Centre for the occasion.

This inaugural event included guests from the Coo...Read on...

Posted on: 10 October, 2018

Let's play - Mayoral Column 10 October 2018

On the weekend, we welcomed about 300 Rotarians to the Snowy Monaro for the Rotary District 9710 Annual Conference. I had the pleasure of delivering the opening address at the conference.

Held in the Cooma Multifunction Centre on Saturday and Sunday, t...Read on...

Posted on: 3 October, 2018

A busy 12 months - Mayoral Column 3 October 2018

It was fantastic to see so many holiday-goers stopping in our towns and villages over the long weekend. With so much to offer tourists, our Snowy Monaro is the perfect place to visit all year round. Following a bumper winter season, we are heading for one...Read on...

Posted on: 27 September, 2018

Local Bombala students artwork unveiled on new recycling truck – Mayoral Column 26 September 2018

An exciting partnership between the Country Universities Centre (CUC) and the National Rugby League (NRL) was launched last week at the CUC Snowy Monaro.

The CUC Snowy Monaro is based in Cooma, and on Friday, the Deputy Premier John Barilaro joined NR...Read on...

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Thank you firefighters and emergency services personnel - Mayoral Column 19 September 2018

Following a community meeting in Michelago last week, the Saturday morning waste collection service will continue into the foreseeable future. Residents living outside the town will still bring their rubbish into town on a Saturday morning, an outcome the...Read on...

Posted on: 12 September, 2018

Nimmitabel CWA turns 90 – Mayoral Column 12 September 2018

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On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending the official opening of the renovated Nimmitabel Country Women’s Association (CWA) rooms. The opening also coincided with the 90th birthday of the Nimmitabel CWA.

I joined Member of the Legislative Council B...Read on...

Posted on: 5 September, 2018

Youth Council the future of our region - Mayoral Column 5 September 2018

One of the highlights in the year-since Councillors took office has been the establishment and success of the Snowy Monaro Youth Council.

The Youth Council brings together young people from across the region, who discuss issues pertinent to people the...Read on...

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Posted on: 25 July, 2018

NRMA unlocks NSW Snowy Mountains to electric vehicle motorists – Mayoral Column 23 July 2018

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This Council is committed to boosting the Snowy Monaro’s tourist potential, and on Monday, I joined Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Councillor John Castellari, former Senator and now NRMA Director Kate Lundy and representatives from the NRMA to launch two e...Read on...