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Mayoral Column

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Posted on: 15 February, 2018

Summer in the Snowy Monaro, a hot spot for tourist - Mayoral column 14 February 2018

The Snowy Monaro is renowned for its natural beauty. It’s a region we are fortunate to call home. This summer, the Snowy Monaro has been buzzing with tourists. The region’s appeal come the warmer months is continually on the increase as visitors enjoy the...Read on...

Posted on: 8 February, 2018

It’s show time in the Snowy Monaro - Mayoral column 7 February 2018

The first of our country shows was staged on Saturday with a fantastic crowd heading along to the Nimmitabel Show. Launching what will be a busy and exciting show season, the Nimmitabel Show displayed the very best of living in the Snowy Monaro. I had the...Read on...

Posted on: 24 January, 2018

Our Snowy Monaro has your Australia Day celebrations covered - Mayoral column 24 January 2018

Australia Day is a time for our communities to come together, to celebrate our country and the wonderful area we live in. We are fortunate to live in the Snowy Monaro. It’s a region I’m enormously proud to call home.

Cooma’s Centennial Park will host ...Read on...

Posted on: 10 January, 2018

Happy New Year - Mayoral column 10 January 2018

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I hope you and your family have enjoyed a relaxing and rewarding break. With the New Year upon us, I look forward to meeting many new people across the Snowy Monaro.

There was a wonderful turnout for the Christmas Day lunch at The Hub in Cooma. 40 loca...Read on...

Posted on: 20 December, 2017

Council meeting recap and season’s greetings - Mayoral column 20 December 2017

Last Thursday, Councillors met for the final meeting of the year. It was a long meeting as we discussed and deliberated on wide-range of issues.

In each of my Mayoral columns following a Council meeting, I’ll outline the key decisions we made and info...Read on...

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Posted on: 13 December, 2017

Generous Snowy Monaro Community: Mayoral Column 13 December 2017

I would like to start by offering my condolences to the family and friends of Neen Pendergast OAM, on her recent passing. Neen was a wonderful advocate for her community and served as a Snowy River Shire Councillor for 23 years.

Neen forged strong bon...Read on...

Posted on: 5 December, 2017

Project O girls congratulated: Mayoral Column - 5 December, 2017

I would like to start by congratulating the Monaro High School girls who were involved in the Project O Colourathon event last week. Colourathon is an initiative of BighArt's Project O, a program that empowers young women in rural, remote and regio...Read on...

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Posted on: 29 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 29 November 2017

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We have certainly seen some much needed rain fall across the region over the last week. The rain didn’t spare the Adaminaby Races on Saturday with the races called off after an almighty storm hit. Despite the weather, I had pleasure of attending the Adami...Read on...

Posted on: 15 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 15 November 2017


I hope you have all had an enjoyable week since last Wednesday’s update. I had the privilege of opening the first Michelago Spring Fair on Sunday. It was a wonderful occasion to show off the town and the day was a great success. The weather was nice and M...Read on...

Posted on: 8 November, 2017

Mayoral Column - 8 November 2017

What a wonderful weekend we were treated to in the Snowy Monaro. It was jam-packed with events that attracted thousands of visitors to the region. The Snowy Monaro has some wonderful events throughout the year, and I hope you were able to enjoy a few of t...Read on...