NSW Government

Stronger Councils | Stronger Communities

Snowy Valleys Council

The merger of Tumbarumba Shire and Tumut Shire councils

On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Snowy Valleys” 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: 14,953

Area (sq Km): 8,960

Number of councillors: 9


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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: Paul Sullivan

Interim General Manager
Name: Bob Stewart

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 Valleys Council

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Brindabella Road Upgrade Major upgrade of the section from Piccadilly Circus to the Goodradigbee bridge $308,000
Tumut Indoor Swim Centre and Community Hub Upgrade of the swim centre complex and development of a community hub in Tumut $1,008,000
Adelong Connected Creek and Caravan Park Enhancing the Adelong Creek and Falls connection and upgrade of Caravan Park $782,000
Batlow Beautification Masterplan and development of the main CBD incorporating the cannery, caravan park and town entrances $1,763,000
Tumbarumba Creekscape and Sporting Facilities Redevelopment of Tumbarumba Showgrounds and Creekscape and the construction of a mountain bike trail $1,545,000
Tumut CBD Amenity and Sporting Facilities CBD Development, Montreal Community Theatre and Bull Paddock Oval Upgrade $2,271,000
Brungle Picnic Table Installation of new picnic tables $5,000
Jingellic Multi-Use Track Construction of a multi-use track to connect the free camping ground on the Murray River to the bridge crossing $35,000
Khancoban Streetscape and General Store Acquisition and fit-out of the General Store and streetscape works $594,000
Rosewood Beautification and Play Area Enhancement of the Rosewood Memorial Park and CBD and improvements to the Rosewood Golf Club $346,000
Talbingo Beautification and Play Area Town beautification with picnic tables, shelter and children's playground equipment $200,000
Tooma Amenity Provision of picnic tables, barbeques and better access to the creek for swimming $80,000
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Tumbarumba Camera Club Training equipment $489
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. Informative signs at Cow and Calf $601
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. Streetscape improvements $2,346
Tumbarumba Rotary Club Police Paddock - Scenic Lookout design planning $2,800
Khancoban Angling Club Inc. Bringenbrong Reserve $3,026
Tumut Clay Target Club Inc. Automatic Emergency Defibrillator $3,258
Khancoban Childrens Resource Centre Inc. Electrical upgrade of wiring and lighting $3,620
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. Community ride on mower $5,000
Rotary Club of Tumut Inc. Ken Warby interpretive sign $5,000
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. Table and seating Batlow Library $5,301
Tumut Art Society Inc. Making Arts Accessible $6,200
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. Upgrade Batlow Lookout $9,430
Tumut Potters Inc. Purchase of Kiln $9,923
Tumut Town Band Inc. Repairs to bandroom roof $10,000
Lanterns on the Lagoon Inc. Promotion and growth of lanterns $11,591
Tumut Historical Society Inc. Skillion roof addition $16,000
Lions Club of Tumut Inc. Lions Junction Park $16,492
Tumbarumba Rodeo Club Upgrade to arena $17,490
Adelong Progress Association Inc. Rehabilitation Adelong Creek $20,000
Tumut Basketball Association Inc. Cooling and heating basketball stadium $21,488
Tumbarumba Polocrosse Club Polocrosse Club revamp $23,500
Tumbarumba Rotary Club Upgrade Tumbarumba Christmas Tree lights $26,762
Rotary Club of Batlow Inc. BBQ & Tables Memorial Park $27,956
Riverina Highlands Landcare Network Inc. Building Community Capacity $28,150
Talbingo Men's Shed Inc. Extension to Men's Shed $32,000
Tumut Aero Club Inc. Hangar upgrade $33,250
Tumbarumba Equine Club Upgrade of Access Road $37,130
Tumbarumba Pony Club Indoor sports facility $39,035
Tumbarumba Little Athletics Club Improving athletics in Tumbarumba $40,212
Tumbarumba Adult riding Club Construction and fencing of a sand arena $43,550
Rotary Club of Tumut Inc. Pioneer Park shelter $48,400
Batlow Senior Citizens Village Assoc. Inc. Refurbishments of units $50,000
Brungle Memorial Hall Committee Inc. Brungle Hall restoration $50,000
Gilmore Progress Association Inc. Gilmore Hall renovation $50,000
Sounds of the Mountain Inc. Upgrade broadcast infrastructure $50,000
Tumut Junior Cricket Association Inc. Enclosed multipurpose training facility $50,000
Tumut Rugby Union Football Club Inc. Jarrah Oval Playing Surface upgrade $50,000
Jingellic PA&H Society Inc. Upgrade kitchen facilities $50,000
Radio Upper Murray Inc. Replace community broadcast site $50,000
Tumbarumba Australian Football and Netball Club Netball court upgrade $50,000
Batlow Apple Blossom Festival Replacement of community items $2,629
Khancoban Golf Club Upgrade 9 Hole grass greens $3,000
Khancoban Golf Club Repair and upgrade to mower and golf cart $5,000
Brungle Tumut Local Aboriginal Land Council 50th Anniversary of the Referendum $8,431
Tumbarumba RSL Sub-branch Tumbarumba Memorial Hall upgrade $9,969
Red Energy Rock the Turf Red Energy Rock the Turf $10,000
Tumbafest Tumbafest 2017 $10,000
Friends of Tumbarumba Library Youth area redevelopment $12,000
Tumbarumba Artists On Parade Purchase of stage curtain, lighting and stage $14,500
Khancoban Country Club Beautification of beer garden and roof repairs $14,880
Christmas in Tumut Committee Tumut CBD Christmas decorations $17,278
Tumut Racecourse  Reserve Trust Upgrade of function centre $19,610
Rosewood Golf Club Equestrian Arena and Grounds Improvement Project $21,500
Glenroy Heritage Reserve Committee Refurbishment of toilets at Glenroy Heritage Reserve $23,444
Brungle Recreation Reserve Trust Playground for Brungle $27,489
Khancoban Country Club Tennis Tennis court resurfacing $49,797
Batlow RSL Club Ltd Fix the Lid $50,000
Tumut Showground Trust New amenities block $50,000
Tooma Recreation Reserve Management Committee Upgrade of Tooma Hall facilities $50,000