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THURSDAY JULY 7, 2016
Week ending Friday 8 July 2016
SNOWY VALLEYS COUNCIL
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AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
Tumbarumba Emergency After Hours
Phone: 0409 914 417
Tumut Emergency After Hours
Phone: 0427 470 555
Dates for your diary
Regular Activities and Events
Oriental Breathing Exercise Class, Tuesdays, Wenoma Studio, 9:30am - 10:30am
Afternoon Art Group, Tuesdays, Wenoma Studio, 1:30pm - 4pm
Evening Art Group, Tuesdays, Wenoma Studio, 7pm - 9pm
Coffee, Cake and Colouring, Mondays, Nest Cinema Cafe, 2pm
Rotary Club of Tumbarumba, Mondays, Tumbarumba Hotel, 6:30pm
Tumbarumba Lions Club, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Tumbarumba Hotel, 7:30pm
Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, Tumbarumba Library, 10:30am
Tumbarumba Bridge Club, Thursdays, Wenoma Studio, 6:30pm
CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Community Building Partnership Program
The NSW Government is accepting applications from local councils, Section 355 committees and incorporated
not-for-profits for projects that will benefit their local community through the building or improvement of
facilities. Projects must deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes for their community.
Applications close strictly at 5:00pm on Friday 22 July 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.
More information can be found at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au.
Country Arts Support Program
Grants from the Country Arts Support Program are administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Arts
NSW. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to cover professional artist fees, travel and accommodation.
Applications close Thursday 28 July at 3pm. More information can be found at
Grants Available for Grandparents Day Events and Activities
The NSW Government are offering grants of up to $5,000 for community groups, volunteer organisations
and councils to host events on NSW Grandparents Day, Sunday 30 October 2016. Applications close
Friday 12 August 2016. For more information visit www.grandparentsday.org.au.
Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI)
The program aims to develop infrastructure projects that support the achievement of the Tourism
2020 objectives, grow visitation numbers and lead to a multiplication of benefits across the sector.
Funding is available for tourism-related projects undertaken by the private sector, local government
and tourism associations. Eligible projects will span environmental, built, transport and ‘enabling’
tourism infrastructure projects. Funding allocations will be for $100,000 to $750,000 per project, with
at least equal funding from another source. Applications close 9 August 2016. For more information visit
Work is complete on the replacement of Damms Bridge, near Khancoban.
The original bridge, a joint project between the New South Wales and Victorian governments, was a steel
structure with timber decking that was failing.
Director of Murray Engineering Operations, Mr Wayne Bennett, said the bridge had been in state of disrepair
for many years.
“The bridge services a major dairy on the Murray River, and provides an important access point to the
southern area of the Kosciuszko National Park for Parks staff and emergency services,” said Mr Bennett.
“Replacing the bridge was a priority for council, as it was the only access point to the adjoining dairy farm,
which moves two semi-trailer loads of unprocessed milk across the structure on a daily basis. It was a safety
issue,” he said.
At a total cost of $140,000 the Damms Bridge replacement project was funded by Council with a financial
contribution by the dairy farm owner.
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TESTING FOR LOOSE
The first budget and operational plan for the new
Snowy Valleys Council was adopted by Administrator
Paul Sullivan on Thursday.
At an Extra Ordinary meeting that lasted just fifteen
minutes, Mr Sullivan adopted the budget, operational
plan and fees and charges schedule for 2016/17.
The documents contained no surprises, being a
composite of the plans previously prepared for the
former Tumbarumba and Tumut councils. The plans
had been out on exhibition for 28 days.
Mr Sullivan said that the budget was strong and robust,
putting Council in an excellent position to continue
delivering services and programs over the next twelve
“I commend the staff on the work that has gone into
the preparation of these plans, a tough job to mesh
two separate suites of documents into one in such a
“The plans for the former Tumbarumba and Tumut
LGA’s would continue to run independently for the next
twelve months, but it is our job to begin identifying
opportunities for harmonisation and get them
“Work has already commenced merging the two former
councils and the community can expect that the next
budget and operational plan for Snowy Valleys Council
will be seamless,” he said.
First budget for Snowy Valleys
BUDGET AND PLAN
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT
Keep your kids amused, and out of the cold, these
school holidays with a visit to the Snowy Valleys
Council Tumbarumba Library.
Library Coordinator Vicki Hulm is gearing up for school
holiday fun with three hands-on sessions for kids over
the winter break.
Knit It - Thursday 7th July, 10:30am - 12 noon
Learn to knit, french knit and crochet
Board Games - Wednesday 13th July, 2pm - 4pm
Free play across a variety of popular board games
Weaving with wool - Thursday 14th July, 10:30am - 12
Enjoy a variety of weaving activities for children of all
For more information on these or any of the
Tumbarumba library program, contact Vicki on
The recently appointed Local Representative
Committees (LRC) for Snowy Valleys Council met for
the first time last week.
Appointed by Administrator Mr Paul Sullivan, the
Snowy Valleys Council has two LRCs, each representing
the former council areas of Tumbarumba and Tumut.
Mr Sullivan said, “The committees are an opportunity
for former councillors and residents to serve their
communities by sharing local views to the Council.”
The first meeting was held on Wednesday 29 June for
the Tumut LRC, with the Tumbarumba LRC meeting on
The meetings outlined the roles and responsibilities
of the committee. The committees will provide input
on a range of issues, including Operational Plans and
the harmonisation of the former two Councils as they
transition operational service delivery as one entity.
“Both meetings were very positive and provided
a platform for members to have their questions
answered on the process and role of the committees.
The LRC will be an inclusive committee that will work
together in the best interests of the entire community.
“I was extremely pleased with the first meetings and
I’m excited to be working alongside the members
to deliver the very best for the new Council,”
Mr Sullivan said.
Local Representative Committees
NSW Fair Trading will provide financial assistance
and support to affected homeowners and
tenants. Free testing is only available to those
property owners who register before 1 August
2016. To register for free sample testing, visit
www.loosefillasbestos.nsw.gov.au or call Service
MAJOR BRIDGE REPLAC EMENT
Team work and program delivery were the focus of
discussions between the Snowy Valleys Council library
staff as they came together for the first time in Tumut
Of the first combined library staff meeting, Deputy
General Manager Mrs Kay Whitehead said “it was a
good opportunity to meet library staff from Batlow,
Adelong, Talbingo, Tumut and Tumbarumba to hear
about the range of library services that are delivered
across Snowy Valleys Council.”
Snowy Valleys Council is a member of the Riverina
Regional Library, the largest regional library service
in New South Wales. Through its membership Council
libraries can access various community learning
programs, the internal delivery system facilitating
inter-branch loans and a growing number of e-Library
Snowy Valleys Council library services include the
stationary branches of Tumbarumba, Talbingo,
Batlow, Adelong and Tumut whilst the rural centres of
Tooma, Jingellic, Rosewood and Khancoban are visited
by the Riverina Regional Library mobile service on a
fortnightly or monthly basis.
In the face of advancing technology, libraries remain a
relevant and important part of our communities, playing
a significant role in community building interactions
and are often the repositories of community specific
collections, information and history.
Throughout the year, the Snowy Valleys libraries offer a
variety of programs and activities for their communities
including author talks, exhibitions, workshops and
school holiday activities.
Mrs Whitehead said that it is business as usual for the
libraries, and that the team will work on identifying
opportunities for collaboration and improvement.
“Staff are committed to learning from each other’s
experience and working together to improve the library
services that we deliver to our communities,” she said.
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