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30 Wednesday January 24, 2018
This week’s Australia day celebrations
will be a bit of a test for our newly
Prior to amalgamation, our three local
government areas all had their own
‘thing’ happening on Australia day.
Tying all those together into one unified
effort must have been interesting for
The previous arrangements were co-
ordinated by community volunteers,
under the auspice of their relevant
With all those committees no longer in
existence, it will be interesting to see how
all the work and contributions of those
volunteers is picked up by council.
Apart from the free labour on offer,
committees involved community
members, kept the public engaged and
dipped into the pool of resources which
exists outside of council’s chambers.
One of Cooma’s senior citizens is under
threat of euthanasia. The beautiful
big Canterbury elm on the corner of
Bombala and Sharp Streets has been
under surveillance for a few months now,
as its health was monitored.
After losing a branch recently, the tree
was given the death sentence, but some
last minute lobbying (council’s intention
weren’t made public until Monday) has
resulted in a stay of execution while an
alternative is considered.
Let us hope this mother of all the
Centennial Park trees has a longer life
span than that council had intended and
a life-saving management program can
be put in place.
Too many councils have had a chainsaw
as their tree policy for far too long.
Mon 22nd–Wed 24th: Jindy Junior Rider Summer
MTB Overnight Camp – Bungarra Alpine Centre (www.
Wednesday 24th: School Holidays Computer Challenges
Bombala Library, Primary 10am, H/S 1.30pm (Ph: 6458
Thursday 25th: Jindabyne Connect - Rydges Horizons
Snowy Mountains, 5.30pm www.destinationjindabyne.com.
Festival of Small Halls – Dalgety Hall, BBQ 6pm, (Tickets
Iona Gardens & www.festivalofsmallhalls.com)
Cooma Day View Club luncheon at Roses Restaurant.
11.30am for a 12 noon start. Bookings phone Pat, 6452
Trivia Night at the Alpine Hotel – Cooma, 7.30pm (www.
Friday 26th: Australia Day Celebration – Centennial Park,
Cooma, 8am – 1pm (Snowy Monaro Regional Council)
Aussie Day Fun Day – Bredbo Centennial Park, 11am
The Globes Big Day Out – Bombala, 12pm, family fun, live
bands from 6pm, vehicle service (Ph: 6458 3077)
Fri 26th – Sun 28th: 44th Annual Numeralla Folk Festival –
Snowy Mountains Landscape Photography Weekend –
Lake Crackenback Resort (6451 3000)
Saturday 27th: Bredbo CWA Village Markets – Bredbo
Hall, 9am–3pm (Ph: Rowena 0402 620 335)
Tuesday 30th: Tuesday Night Open Mic – Alpine Hotel,
Cooma, 7.30pm (Ph: 6452 6067)
Trivia @ the Cooma Hotel – Massie Street, 7.30pm
(Contact 6452 2003)
What is happening now with the lock-in on
I refer to my letter published
in the Monaro Post on
6 /12/17 in the article
“Neighbours’ dispute sees
landowners’ ‘locked in’ to own
It is now over seven weeks
later and we are still locked
into our property, although
that barrier is now
further fortified by five
15 star pickets and
five strand barb wire
fencing. (See picture.)
There is no available
open route to bring in
food, medical attention,
mail, feed, etc.
In the meantime, kind
neighbours are assisting
with food shopping.
We cannot sell, or
even bring in feed for
spring feed now drying
The police have been
responsive to the situation,
but advise that assistance for
our livestock can only occur in
this locked-in situation when
our livestock have reached a
very poor state of condition as
certified by a vet.
The added fortifications
now deny us any access
from emergency vehicles,
particularly ambulance and
In the event of farm
accident or snake bite, no
timely assistance can be
The only institution that can
resolve this problem is Council.
There is a solution to this
situation, that would be quite
cost effective, and would
resolve the situation with an
economic use of ratepayers’
monies, but Council has yet to
make direct contact with us to
How many others in the
Monaro area, or even the
State of NSW, are at risk of
potentially having this
type of situation happen
Could this happen to
to be put in place to
653 Werralong Road,
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