SMRC administrators column

Administrator Dean Lynch.

Administrator Dean Lynch.

Recently the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, launched the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan. This is an important document for the larger South East region of which the Snowy Monaro is an integral part.

The plan outlines a way the nine local government areas of the South East can work together and achieve outcomes that will ensure our region continues to grow.

One of the key directions of the plan is to develop the Snowy Mountains into Australia’s premier year-round alpine destination.

To do this the plan outlines the need to develop a visitor economy strategy for the Snowy Mountains and investigate opportunities for improved access to the region through flexible transport options.

Judging by the number of cars passing through the region over the weekend, the Snowy Mountains is well on its way to achieving its place as the nation’s leading alpine location.

Council is encouraging motorists passing through the region to exercise caution as road conditions change quickly.

Speed display signs are in place on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne to monitor the speed of drivers. The signs spent six weeks in Sharp Street Cooma and there were a number of instances where drivers were recorded driving in excess of 100km/h in the 60km/h zone. Please take care and slow down.

It’s set to be an exciting time for the region as Snowy Monaro Regional Council delivers 100 important community projects.