Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayoral column

On Monday, I attended the heavy vehicle information session in Bombala.

SMRC mayor Peter Beer.

SMRC mayor Peter Beer.

The meeting was an opportunity for the community to pass on their feedback about the possible options for future heavy vehicle movements through the town centre.

There was a strong turnout with about 40 people in attendance.

The predominant view was that a heavy vehicle bypass would not be in the best interests of the town.

A range of new ideas were put forward and further consultation will take place through information stalls, online and hardcopy surveys.

Have you visited council's Your Say platform?

This online space allows you to provide feedback on items out for public comment.

Your Say is one of a number of ways Council consults with the community, and currently, there a number of items awaiting your input.

Whether you are a tennis player, footballer or runner, you are utilising the region's many recreational facilities.

To help ensure these facilities meet the evolving needs of the community, a survey has been developed as part of the initial stages of a recreational strategy for the Snowy Monaro region.

The strategy will support and guide our Council and stakeholders in the planning and delivery of local and regional facilities.

This survey seeks feedback on the current condition of our recreational facilities along with identifying the priorities for the future.

Already, hundreds of responses have been submitted.

It's not too late to have your say with feedback open until Friday, September 27.

Council is investigating the feasibility of constructing a recreation trail on the disused railway between Queanbeyan and Bombala.

Following a series of community meetings held in July, Council has extended the community consultation period to allow more people to have their say.

The Snowy Monaro Youth Council has launched its own clothing brand, SMYC Apparel.

SMYC Apparel comes in t-shirts, hooded jumpers, socks and caps.

These items can be purchased at the Cooma Visitors Centre.

The profits will go towards running youth projects throughout the Snowy Monaro region.

Are you empathetic? Have a warming sense of humour? Or looking to broaden your horizons as well as engage in our community? If this sounds like you, connect with council to find out how you can become a social support volunteer.