Saturday, November 01, 2014
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Water main busted - East Jindabyne

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

Snowy River Shire Council says a water main broke yesterday in East Jindabyne.

The system was flushed, however residents may notice some discolouration in their water today as a result.

Councils Water Crew is currently working on re-flushing the system which should clear the water in a short time.

Shortage of men for Get Healthy Town Challenge

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

Entries for the Cooma Get Healthy Town challenge close on the 15th of November, but there appears to be a shortage of men registering.

Participants receive access to a range of free activities including, Green Gym exercises, Hula hooping and workshops on how to build a vege garden.

Manager of Population Health Lorraine Dubbai says the shortage of men is not good.

Register at


Cooma's new antique shop

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

As part of the Renew Cooma initiative in order to rejuvenate Cooma's CBD, another new shop is going to be opening tonight.

Nightbird collectables is an antique shop.

Suzanne Dunning from the Renew Cooma Committee says Cooma doesn't have an antique shop, they are hoping Nightbird collectables will fill the void.

“There is a lot of people in Cooma who are interested in antiques and collectables, so come along to this wonderful shop,” Ms Dunning said.

“ It's officially opening from 4pm til 9pm tonight (Friday) and the shop is located just up from the Alpine Hotel, next to Cooma Pie Shop,”.

Police urge Snowy Riders to take care

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

Police are calling on participants in the 2014 'Snowy Ride’ to ‘Ride to Live’ following the launch of a new motorcycle safety campaign.

More than 3000 riders are expected to take part in the 2014 'Snowy Ride’ which starts tomorrow (Saturday 1 November 2014).

The ride will see the group travel through the southern part of NSW in support of the ‘Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation,' raising money for research into childhood cancer.

As the large number of riders hit the road – with some having not ridden since last year’s ride – police are calling on them to remain vigilant and ride to the conditions.

Information on how to ride safely and make good decisions on the roads is available as part of the ‘Ride to Live’ campaign – launched yesterday by NSW Centre for Road Safety – with information available at

Drivers travelling in these areas are also being asked to be aware of riders passing through, and ensure they share the road safely.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said police will be on the roads in Adaminaby, Berridale, Bombala, Cooma, Dalgety, Jindabyne, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo to make sure participating riders enjoy the event safely.

"We will have a presence including two motorcycles, supported by Roads and Maritime and local council 'variable message' signs, all there to make sure riders and other motorists are safe during the event.

"With riders expected to come from various parts of New South Wales, Victoria, and the ACT, we want to get the message out there police will be on our roads to prevent serious injury or fatal crashes.

“With yesterdays launch of the 'ride to live' campaign, we encourage riders to log onto '' and get advice as to how to be safe on our roads, particularly those that may not have ridden for some time.

"With 50 riders having lost their lives on NSW roads so far this year, which is seven down on this time last year, police want to ensure that riders enjoy this year’s event safely, and that other road users are aware of the need to keep a proper look out,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

Work commences at Copper Tom Point

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

Snowy River Shire Council says that work to remediate Asbestos Contamination at Copper Tom Point has commenced and will continue over the next 3 months.

The proposed works will provide safe access for trail users riding from Jindabyne to the Dam wall and linking the Mill Creek Trail to Tyrolean Village.

Snowy River Shire Acting General Manager Dennis Trezise says safety is a priority and council advise it's best to avoid the area until work is complete, a fence will be constructed in cooperation with the RMS.

Plans announced to roll out NBN for Snowy Mountains Monaro

From Andrew Page in the Radio Snowy Mountains Newsroom:

Plans for the National Broadband Network in the Snowy Mountains have taken a massive turn of progress with the company announcing that 15 new fixed wireless base stations will be constructed.

Consultation with councils will now begin.

The roll out of Fixed line fibre optic services will also be accelerated in Jindabyne and Cooma with dates to come.

NBN Co's Community Relations Coordinator Tony Gibbs says the faster upload speeds will especially be good for businesses.

“Speeds with the fixed wireless service will be up to 25Mbps download speed and up to 5Mbps upload speed,” Mr Gibbs said.

“People are really going to be starting to take advantage, this will be great if your a small businesses looking at increasing productivity and reducing costs and accessing new markets but also too for people accessing education online and e-health services in a really reliable consistent manner,”