Weekly column by Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney

On Monday, we officially welcomed council’s acting general manager Peter Bascomb. I would like to welcome Peter to council and to the Snowy Monaro region.  He brings with him a wealth of experience.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney.

As you would be aware, Council is rolling out 100 projects through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program. From upgrades to the region’s recreational facilities, streetscape projects and road enhancements, the delivery of the projects will ensure a sustained boost to our towns and villages.

To stay updated on the progress of the major projects, head along to Council’s website for regular updates.

Council is currently seeking the community’s feedback on concept designs for the Centennial Park playground in Cooma. Please visit Council’s Your Say platform to view the designs and provide feedback. You have until Thursday, August 16 to have your say.

At last Thursday’s Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors met for the first meeting in August. We considered a number of reports including the RV friendly status of Bombala, and prioritisation of projects in Bombala’s CBD.

This council is committed to ensuring we provide Bombala residents with clean drinking water. Significant improvements have been made to the town’s water quality through the flushing of mains and an extensive clean out of the water supply.

Almost 70 cubic metres of sludge residue was removed earlier this year from reservoirs and the clearwell at the Bombala Water Treatment Plan.

About $800,000 has been spent on improving the quality of the water. Water testing is ongoing, as required by Health NSW, and sample results fall within the required parameters of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Finally, Council has placed on public exhibition a proposal to rename the Jindabyne Pool. The proposed name change is the – Judy Cummins Memorial Pool.

For further information, please visit Council’s website.