Biennial expo focuses on five Rs of zero waste

On Saturday, council's resource and waste team partnered with community groups and local businesses to stage another successful Resource and Waste Expo. The expo focussed on the 5Rs of zero waste - refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot.

Held every two years, the expo showcased the latest tips, demonstrations and techniques we can all use to make our beautiful region more sustainable.

On display was the new mobile Community Recycling Centre. This excellent initiative will allow rural residents to freely dispose of items such as car and household batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Well done to all involved with this year's Expo.

Snowy Monaro Regional Mayor John Rooney

Snowy Monaro Regional Mayor John Rooney

Currently out on public exhibition is the Draft Local Management Plan for African lovegrass. In continued efforts to tackle African lovegrass, a series of workshops will be held to further the discussion on managing the perennial weed.

A list of the times and dates for the workshops can be found on council's website.

Council recently held community information stalls to allow residents increased opportunities to provide feedback on the Draft 2020 Operational Plan. I would like to thank the many community members who took the time to submit their feedback on the operational plan, as well as providing feedback more broadly.

The latest round of aged care community conversations continue next week. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and update the community on what is happening in the aged care sector.

Conversations will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Locations and times can be found on council's website.

A reminder that the monthly council meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16, at the Bombala Community Centre from 5pm.

Business papers for meetings are available on council's website, or can be viewed at any council office.