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Wednesday December 6, 2017
Member of Monaro
JOHN BARILARO MP
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(PO Box 998)
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The Van from Snowy River
Fatal accident at Holts Flat
A report will be prepared for the
Coroner after a man died in a
single-vehicle crash just north of
Bombala on Tuesday, November
Emergency services were called
to the intersection of Holts Flat
Siding Road and the Monaro
Highway at around 4.30pm
following reports a van had veered
off the road and rolled.
The driver, a 60-year-old man,
was treated by NSW Ambulance
paramedics; however, he died at
Officers attached to Monaro
Local Area Command established
a crime scene and commenced
inquiries into the circumstances
surrounding the crash.
Anyone with dash cam vision
or information about the crash is
urged to contact
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333
000 or use the Crime Stoppers
online reporting page, nsw.
Information you provide will
be treated in the strictest of
confidence. Police remind people
they should not report crime
information via social media pages.
Hikers found in mountains
About 3.25pm today, Friday
1/12/2017 a hiking group in the
Kosciuszko National Park activated
a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
NSW Police, NSW Ambulance
Service, NSW Fire and Rescue and
National Parks officers attended
Rawson Pass. NSW Police and
NSW Ambulance Officers arrived
at the location about 4.50pm.
There they found a 20-year-old
female suffering from hypothermia.
She was treated at the scene
before being transported to
Cooma Hospital. It is believed the
female will make a full recovery.
This incident highlights the need
to carry a PLB when hiking in the
Kosciuszko National Park.
Over the weekend with heavy
rains, roads from Berridale to
Dalgety and Dalgety to Jindabyne
were closed for a period of time
with a lot of water of these roads.
Please drive to the conditions and
be cautious of increased traffic into
the afternoon as event competitors
start to head home.
While Snowy River Brigades
were busy assisting with the
L’Etape bike race, the mob of
cattle are doing a great service
removing the grass fuel loads along
many of Monaro roads. These
grass cutters are now working
their way along Bobundra - Maffra
Road so keep an eye out for the
large mob of cattle and drive slowly
when you pass them.
Cooma Chamber of Commerce
elects new committee
Cooma Chamber of Commerce president Kathy Kelly with NBN presenters
Jonathon James and David Pollock.
The Cooma Chamber of Commerce held a very
successful annual general meeting last Tuesday
evening at the Cooma Ex Services Club.
More than 25 businesses were represented and
heard a detailed report given by President Kathy
Kelly on the Chamber’s success for the year. One of
the highlights for the Chamber this year was to be
nominated for the NSW Business Award, Best Local
Chamber, as a result of winning the South Coast
A range of training sessions were also run during
the year along with the Council meet the candidates
evening. The Cooma Gift Card is continuing to
grow and the Chamber has put significant time
and money into the card along with its corporate
sponsors of Snowy Hydro and the Cooma Ex
Services Club. Another first this year was the
formation of a Polo Flat subcommittee of the
Chamber which was formed after three meetings
of Polo Flat businesses. That group will now be
working very closely with Council in order to apply
for government funding to address the infrastructure
issues that require upgrade and to grow the
industrial area to attract in new businesses.
The 100th Chamber member coming on board
was also announced and the business was Cooma
Crash Repairs. Nikki Tonini accepted a $100 Cooma
Gift Card and then asked for this to be donated back
to a local charity of the Chamber’s choice.
A special resolution was put forward to those
present at the meeting to increase the committee
member positions from 9 to 11. The following people
were elected to the committee for the next 12
President, Kathy Kelly Boyce Chartered
Vice President, Richard Mack Mack’s Auto and
Secretary, Suzanne Dunning Cooma Visitors
Treasurer, Alana Brown Cooma Ex Services Club
Mark Herbert, Blaxland, Mawson & Rose Solicitors
Louise Lynch, Your House
Chris Hanna, Hip Pocket Workwear & Safety
Charlee Hommen, Altair Motel
Gordon Litchfield, Gordon Litchfield Wool
Sandy Schofield, Craig Schofield One Agency
Dean Lynch, Snowy Hydro
Standing down from the Committee was Steve
Allen, from Steve Allen Real Estate; Kathy thanked
Steve for his contribution to the Chamber over the
last two years.
Also attending the future Chamber Committee
meetings will be Donna Smith, Manager Cooma
Visitors Centre and Gail Eastaway, Editor The
Donna and Gail have been asked to be ex-officio
members of the committee representing council
and media respectively. Karen McGufficke will
continue in her role as the Chamber’s Executive
Officer, undertaking the day to day management and
administration side of the Chamber.
Kathy said “we are very fortunate to have our new
representation on and I am sure they will all bring a
different area of expertise to the table”.
Charlee Hommen and her husband Marty manage
the Altair Motel which has recently been renovated
and is going from strength to strength.
Charlee has been in hospitality for over 20 years
and also hold a degree in Hospitality & Tourism as
well as a Bachelors and Masters in Psychology.
Her experience and desire to be involved will be
an asset to the Chamber and the community in
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