Snowy Monaro Regional Council weekly column by mayor John Rooney

Mayor – John Rooney

Mayor – John Rooney

I hope you have all had an enjoyable week since last Wednesday’s update. I had the privilege of opening the first Michelago Spring Fair on Sunday. It was a wonderful occasion to show off the town and the day was a great success. The weather was nice and Michelago Oval was green and picturesque.

There was a large range of attractions on offer for visitors and locals alike. Stall holders came from as far away as Canberra, Griffith, and there were some great local stalls from Cooma and Jindabyne.

As well as the stalls, there was a fire safety demonstration courtesy of the Michelago Rural Fire Brigade, sheep dog trials, and a wide-range of musical entertainment. 

Have you nominated someone for an Australia Day Award? I’m sure you know someone who deserves recognition for the outstanding contribution they make to their community. Nominations close on Friday, December 8. To nominate an individual or group please head along to council’s website or visit one of council’s office branches to fill out an application form.

Some nice feedback came across my desk late last week. A community member wished to thank Council’s parks and gardens staff for their hard work in ensuring that Centennial Park was kept clean and tidy throughout the busy weekend of November 4 and 5. 

Finally, the Bombala and Delegate communities are being asked to have their say on their respective town’s streetscape projects. These projects will be delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program. Visit


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