Friday, December 19, 2014
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Aerial culling of Brumbies off the table

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:


The Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed today’s announcement to rule out aerial culling of one of Australia's national icons, the wild brumby.

Mr Barilaro, a strong advocate for the brumby, has fought passionately to ensure they are protected.

"I have always strongly opposed aerial culling as a means of wild horse population control,” said Mr Barilaro.

“Love it or hate it, wild horses are a part of the Kosciuszko environment. The brumbies are a quintessential Australian symbol; they have earned their place as part of the iconic bush heritage in this region and must be protected.

“This region’s economy hinges on tourism; the Kosciuszko National Park is a major drawcard and wild brumbies are part of that.

More details in Monday's news.

50 Years of Jindabyne

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:


New Jindabyne turns 50 today.

The long lunch will be starting at 11:30 with buskers in the town centre from Midday.

The Governor of NSW His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley will then be arriving with the parade starting at 3pm.

There will then be an official ceremony from 4pm with the unveiling of a new plaque.

Celebrations are to continue into the night, Tickets are also available for the Old Time Dance at Jindabyne Memorial Hall on Saturday Night. Grab them from the Snowy Region Visitor Centre.

New report outlines recommendations on homes containing Mr Fluffy asbestos insulation

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

A new report of recommendations on how New South Wales Should Handle the Mr Fluffy Lose Fill Insulation issue has drawn unanimous support from all sides of politics.

One of the main recommendations is that the NSW Government should buy and demolish homes riddled with the deadly asbestos.

This would bring the policy of the NSW Government in line with the ACT.

Country Labor Candidate for Monaro Steve Whan says it's a much better option than other recommendations like trying to seal the insulation in the roof.

All councils across the Snowy Mountains and Monaro can offer information, workcover is also available to conduct inspections on 13 10 50

New Jindabyne's 50th birthday tomorrow

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Tomorrow is the big day when New Jindabyne will celebrate it's 50th anniversary.

The long lunch will get underway from 11.30 with buskers entertaining in the town centre from midday.

Once the Governor, His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley arrives, the parade should start at around 3pm with the official ceremony at 4pm.

Tickets are also available for the Old Time Dance at Jindabyne Memorial Hall on Saturday Night.

Grab them from the Snowy Region Visitor Centre.

Contracts exchanged on land to build Lake Wallace Dam

From Andrew Page in the Local News Room:

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council has exchanged contracts to purchase land for the Nimmitabel Lake Wallace Dam Project.

With $5.3 Million dollars, the majority of funding comes from the NSW Government's Water Security for Regions Program.

Cooma Monaro Shire May Dean Lynch says construction will now be fast tracked.

BREAKING: Man with Isis flag takes hostages in Martin Place, Sydney.

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Andrew Page here with BREAKING NEWS:

A man with an Isis flag has taken hostages in Martin Place, Sydney.

Live coverage right now on 2XL.