Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayoral Column

On the weekend, we welcomed about 350 Rotarians to the Snowy Monaro for the Rotary District 9710 Annual Conference. I had the pleasure of delivering the opening address at the conference.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney.

Held in the Cooma Multifunction Centre on Saturday and Sunday, the conference offered Rotarians, their guests, and the community an opportunity to come together and celebrate Rotary’s achievements.

The Snowy Monaro region is fortunate to boast Rotary clubs who make an ongoing contribution to their community. You don’t have to look far to see a project, an event or a cause supported and strengthened by Rotary. I know our residents are appreciative of all your hard work. 

It’s an exciting time for the region’s families with two new playgrounds unveiled. The Bombala Playground and Nijong Ninja Park in Cooma have opened to the public and are the latest projects delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program.

Both playgrounds were full over the weekend with children enjoying the new equipment. At the Bombala Playground, children are taking advantage of the new 25 metre Skyrider Double Flying Fox, expression swing and accessibility swing.

At the Nijong Ninja Park, children can put their ninja skills to the test. An obstacle course, zig zag climbing wall and in-ground trampoline are proving popular.

A further eight playgrounds will be built and upgraded throughout the Snowy Monaro.

October is small business month. Council has partnered with the NSW Government to facilitate Business Boost Workshops. These are free workshops to help business owners start, grow and succeed ahead of the summer tourism season.

You will learn valuable digital skills, network with other business owners and hear from small business marketing expert, Linda Hailey.

The workshops will be held in Bombala, Cooma and Jindabyne. For further details, please visit Council’s website.