NSW Government

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council

The merger of Bombala, Cooma-Monaro Shire and Snowy River Shire councils

On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Snowy Monaro Regional” Council.

Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.

  • Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
  • Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
  • Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.

Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.

Key information about the new council:

Population: 20,707

Area (sq Km): 15,162

Number of councillors: 11


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Merger Benefits

Managing the implementation

An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.  

Name: Dean Lynch

Interim General Manager
Name: Joseph Vescio

For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)

Stronger Communities Fund 

With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.

Projects for Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Roads and Bridges Improvements to roads and bridges throughout the LGA $3,171,001
Building upgrades or modifications Upgrades or modifications to buildings throughout the LGA $1,636,044
Public Health (including cemetries) $440,072
Recreational facilities $5,581,620
Renewable Energy $358,028
Streetscape Projects $2,813,233
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Jindabyne Cycling Club Lake Jindabyne Shared Trail Works  $50,000
Coolamatong Snowy Mountains Country Club Ltd Club commercial kitchen and grease trap $44,922
Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce Inc. Sculptural Bicycle Racks for Jindabyne $16,000
Jindabyne Pony Club Inc. Upgrade to Jindabyne Pony Club facilities $10,000
Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne Inc. Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne $20,000
Delegate Progress Association Bundian Way Node 3 infrastructure, signs & way posts $50,000
Nimmitabel Preschool Preschool playground works $20,000
Bombala Historic Engine and Machinery Society The Crossley Engine Project $20,000
Friends of Bombala Railway Snakes Alive Project: Lawn mower, wipe snipper & equipment $11,472
Adaminaby Campdraft Association Inc. Construct mobile office & permanent PA system $12,161
Bombala Golf Club Ltd Carpark sealing & drainage $32,000
Nimmitabel Men’s Shed Install security system $1,350
Monaro Community Access Service Inc. Trailer for community support endeavours $2,000
Adaminaby Bowling & Sports Club Upgrade sewage system at club $10,510
Country Women’s Assoc. of NSW Adaminaby Branch Capital works at Adaminaby CWA rooms $38,024
The Nimmitabel and District Garden Club Nimmitabel beautification through tree planting $8,611
Upper Snowy Landcare Native plant re vegetation to tackle die back in SMRC LGA $33,000
Monaro Air Rifle Club Equipment for junior competition $5,500
Cooma Public School P&C OOSHC OOSHC equipment $1,422
Cooma Horse and Pony Club Inc. Replace clubhouse & construct storage facility $50,000
Cooma Field And Game Inc. Solar power installation to clubhouse $20,000
Cooma Lambie Street Preschool Facility bathroom refurbishment & outdoor play area $31,500
Cooma Little Theatre Inc. Car Park Renewal Project $50,000
Cooma Golf Club Ltd Cooma golf course irrigation Stage 2 $10,560
Cooma Challenge Limited Shred The Disability Employment Gap project $39,500
Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival Inc. 2017 Snowy Monaro Children’s Festival $9,575
Monaro Early Intervention Service Inc. Course fees, related to coaching, for three MEIS educators $15,330
Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club Inc. Storage shed $50,000
Rotary Club of Bombala Combined storage facility for 3 community groups at Bombala Sale Yards $41,000
Monaro Family Support Service Furniture update and technology support $8,093
Friends of the Jindabyne Community Garden auspice by Upper Snowy Landcare An accessible garden (retaining walls & access ramps) $19,302
Cooma Chamber of Commerce Regional Tourism Mobile App $23,819
Delegate Progress Association Nurse's Cottage Accommodation upgrade $43,563
Country Women’s Association of NSW Berridale Branch Upgrade and maintenance to equipment in the CWA Premises $2,700
Adaminaby Bowling & Sports Club Limited Repairs and resealing of car parking facilities $33,300
Cooma Gun Club Replacement of clay target throwers for the Cooma Gun Club Skeet Shooting layout $6,927
Nimmitabel Lions Club Gazebo renovation Lake Williams Nimmitabel $9,827
LAOKO Wildlife Education, Awareness and Member Safety (native animal harm minimisation intents) $8,260
Jindabyne Trail Stewardship Jindabyne Trail signage upgrade and installation of recreational seating (inclusive of trail mapping & counters) $50,000
YMCA Of Sydney Youth & Community Service Inc. Cooma Youth Cafe Project (coffee machine specific) $7,000
Monaro Equestrian Association Showjumps and related materials & equipment $7,303
Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre Inc. Raglan Awards for Young Artist competition $1,900
Snowy Mountains Care and Early Learning Centre OSHC OOSHC equipment & educational resources $733
Snowy Mountains Care and Early Learning Centre Preschool education resources $5,870
Cooma Universities Centre Rebranding of the Cooma Universities Centre to ‘Snowy Monaro Universities Centre’  $2,500
Bombala Exhibition Society Inc. Social Inclusion Keeping Them Safe project (access improvements, safety signage & barrier equipment at Bombala Showground) $2,959
Cooma Country Club Ltd Entrance road re-sealing and environment control upgrade (includes air-conditioning element) $44,204
Country Women’s Association Nimmitabel Branch Nimmitabel CWA Room upgrade (safety & compliance elements) $17,303