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THE CORRYONG COURIER
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
SNOWY VALLEYS COUNCIL
CONTACT YOUR COUNC I L
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
Tumbarumba After Hours Phone: 0409 914 417
Tumut After Hours Phone: 0427 470 555
Council meetings are held on the 4th Thursday at the month commencing at 2pm alternating
between Tumut and Tumbarumba.
The schedule of meetings for the rest of the year as follows:
Thursday 27 October at 2pm at the Tumut Council Chambers
Thursday 24 November at 2pm at the Tumbarumba Council Chambers
Thursday 22 December at 2pm at the Tumut Council Chambers
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
2pm, 13 October 2016 - Snowy Valleys Council Chambers, Bridge Street Tumbarumba
2pm, 10 November 2016 - Snowy Valleys Council Chambers, Capper Street Tumut
2pm, 8 December 2016 - Snowy Valleys Council Chambers, Bridge Street Tumbarumba
The Local Representative Committee meetings are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to
GREAT SPRING EVENTS ACROSS SNOWY VALLEYS COUNCIL
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October, Back to Adelong Reunion, Adelong Showgrounds
Friday 7th October, Swap Not Shop Clothing Exchange, Tumbarumba Library
Saturday 8th and Sunday 22nd October, Tastes of Tumbarumba, The Elms Motel Tumbarumba, a
TASTE Riverina event
Saturday 15th October, Batlow Apple Blossom Festival
Saturday 15th October, Hume and Hovell 50/100 Ultra Marathon
Wednesday 19th October - Sunday 23rd October 2016 Rosewood Country Roundup
Saturday 22nd October, National Garage Sale Trail
Saturday 22nd October, Khancoban Poker Run
Saturday 22nd October, Tumut Races, Cox Plate, Tumut Racecourse
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, Tumbarumba Tastebuds, a TASTE Riverina event, various
Saturday 29th October, Jounama Classic Fishing Competition, Talbingo
Dates for your diary
JOIN THE RE-USE
Snowy Valleys Council residents, community groups,
schools and businesses are showing their support
for the reuse movement this October 22 by taking
part in the rapidly growing national community and
sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail.
Administrator Paul Sullivan has confirmed that there
are already fifteen sales registered, from Rosewood to
Adelong, a great achievement for the community.
“I’m encouraging everyone who is having a spring clean
out to register their garage sale on the trail. It’s free and
besides that, it’s a simple act to help reduce waste that
could potentially end up in landfill,” he said.
A fun way to declutter, meet people from the local area
and uncover some unique bargains, Garage Sale Trail
is now in its sixth year and sees people across Australia
hosting thousands of garage sales on one big day. This
year, it’s expected there will be over 10,000 garage
sales representing over 2.5 million items and hundreds
of thousands of Australians taking part on the day.
By participating locally, Mr Sullivan hopes that
sellers and shoppers will rethink what they waste and
ultimately send to landfill.
“The Garage Sale Trail’s reuse message is an important
one - passing on what you don’t want to someone who
does want it is a fantastic form of sustainability.”
Garage sale sellers who, at the end of the day, find
themselves with quality unsold items are encouraged
to utilise the various charity shops in the council area.
The Garage Sale Trail is happening in the Snowy Valleys
Council and right across the country on Saturday
Register your garage sale for free or see what’s for sale
in your area at garagesaletrail.com.au
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and
experienced persons to be considered for casual work
in Council’s administration office during times of heavy
workload, or when permanent staff members are on
leave. The work offered to the successful applicant will
be based in the Tumbarumba office.
Previous experience in general administration, finance
and customer service would be beneficial.
Salary and Conditions
Casual work is on an “as needs” basis and salary
and conditions are in accordance with the Local
Government (State) Award 2014 and Council Policies
and Procedures. Salary offered is dependent on the
position being filled. Casual work attracts a 25%
loading in lieu of all leave entitlements.
Applicants are asked to submit an application form
and resume detailing all administrative, computer
skills and customer service experience. Casual
Administrative/Finance Officers are appointed
to work on a “as needs basis” for the various
departments within Snowy Valleys Council.
Further information may be obtained by contacting
Tanya Wilesmith on 02 6948 9103.
Applications close with the undersigned on Friday 7
October 2016 at 5.00 pm. Applications are to be placed
in an envelope clearly marked “Confidential Position
Application – Casual Administration and Finance”.
Kay Whitehead - Deputy General Manager
PO Box 61, TUMBARUMBA NSW 2653
AND FINANC E
MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS
Wednesday 12th October
Thursday 13th October
Wednesday 26th October
BIG PROGRAM OF
Road repair will dominate the spring works program
for Snowy Valleys Council as our works teams take
advantage of any fine weather to undertake essential
Director for Works Mr Wayne Bennett said that the
recent heavy rains have caused substantial damage to
the local road network.
“Finally we are beginning to see a little sunshine with
warmer temperatures, so we are taking advantage of
every opportunity to get out and begin road repairs,”
Council is also currently undertaking gravel road
maintenance which includes drainage, re-sheeting and
gravel road resurfacing.
“We have been very busy repairing both local and
state sealed roads that have been damaged by all the
heavy rain. The high rainfalls, saturation of soil and
strong winds have seen a large work load for our teams
clearing fallen trees from roadways,” Mr Bennett said.
Road maintenance works under the Roads and
Maritime Services (RMS) program has commenced and
will continue to see council staff busy over the warmer
months undertaking pothole repairs, heavy patching
and drainage works.
“The annual resealing program for both the
RMS and Council roads network has been
finalised with contracts assessed and works
hopefully to commence late spring early
summer,” Mr Bennett said.
YOUR TOP 10 CONC ERNS
from the COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Savings and benefits
HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID AT THE
Snowy Valleys Council Administrator Paul Sullivan has thanked the community for their participation in
the Community Meeting Roadshow during August.
“Over the course of three weeks we managed to visit each town and village in the council area and listen
to those issues of most concern to them,” Mr Sullivan said.
“Whilst the community concerns varied from town to town, we have been able to identify the top ten
issues that were raised again and again right across the council,” he said.
The top ten concerns (in no particular order) included the attraction of capable candidates for the 2017
local government elections; communication and engagement with the community; telecommunications
such as mobile and internet coverage, the organisational culture of the new council; tourism; road
condition; the details of the $9 million infrastructure grants; harmonisation of rates; the measurement
of savings and benefits from the merger and ensuring that communities do not get ‘lost’ or lose their
“Our staff has been right through each set of notes taken from the community meetings and drawn
out those issues that require attention. Those actions are now in the hands of the senior staff for their
action,” Mr Sullivan said.
“Some issues are relatively straight forward and can be actioned quickly. Others will require careful
thought and discussion with the Executive team and Implementation Advisory Group,” Mr Sullivan added.
Full copies of the community meeting notes are now available on the Snowy Valleys Council website
“I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who made the effort to engage in the community meeting
process,” Mr Sullivan said.
For more information or to follow up on an issue raised at a community meeting,
residents are encouraged to contact the General Manager on 6941 2555 or
GRANTS KEEP STAFF
$2.77 million worth of funding has been requested for
105 community projects through the Snowy Valleys
Council Stronger Communities grant program.
The grant assessment panel, comprising Interim
Deputy General Manager Kay Whitehead, Local
Representative Committee Chairpersons Scott
Stevenson and Ian Chaffey, Department of Premier
and Cabinet representative Trudi McDonald and Brad
Bohun from Crowe Horwath, met last Thursday to
review the applications.
“Certain applications were assessed as needing further
information to facilitate a final decision by the panel,”
said Administrator Paul Sullivan.
“This clarity activity is underway and once it’s closed
out, communication will be made to all applicants
regarding the outcome of their applications either
way,” he said. Mr Sullivan expects that announcements
regarding the funding will be made in late October.
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