Snowy Monaro Regional Council administrators column

SMRC administrator, Dean Lynch.

SMRC administrator, Dean Lynch.

The Snowy Monaro region is set to receive a significant jobs and economic boost following the announcement by the Federal Government that $2 billion will be injected into the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Snowy Hydro has been a fantastic supporter of the region for many years and this announcement will let them increase their output by 50 per cent.

This project has been a long time coming, and it’s pleasing to see the government show a vision for regional development. I hope the funding receives bipartisan support from all levels of government to help create a stronger region and a new era in the proud history of the Snowy Scheme.

On Sunday, Cooma’s diverse community was celebrated at the Multicultural Festival. A highlight of the festival was the unveiling of a plaque, adding the Snowy Mountains Scheme to a list of ‘defining moments’ in the nation’s history that’s being put together by the National Museum of Australia.

Federal minister Fiona Nash visited the Snowy Monaro Universities Centre last week and was pleased at how the centre is coming along. She was impressed with its structure and the role it plays in the region. 

A meeting was held on Tuesday night in Delegate to discuss waste issues, and it was pleasing to see the community come out and have their say. The community was consulted of council’s future direction for resource and waste in Delegate and Bombala.

The Bombala Show was held over the weekend to much success and with it, show season has wrapped up for the season.