Yesterday the Thredbo Chamber AGM that was postponed from 2020 was held.
We welcomed some new members and said goodbye to some much loved long term members.
The chamber would like to thank Steve Owen for his diligent and devoted service as Chamber president and Ian Foster for his 29 years of hard work, dedication and community involvement. Long time committee member Reggae Ellis has also resigned from the committee after 20 years of service in the Chamber. Thank you so much to all of you for your many years of commitment to the chamber your presence within the committee will be missed.
Overall the meeting was quick and efficient. It was clear that one thing that needed to be focused on is community projects and involvement to bring back the community spirit.
Moving forward the Chamber would like to focus on community involvement/projects and the new constitution that will move the Chamber forward in the right direction. After the survey which was conducted there are many things to be considered and implemented looking towards the future.
We would like to announce the following members of the chamber;
Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer -
Committe Members -
KT representatives -
A chamber president has not yet been elected. Thank you for all of those who were in attendance and all who sent there apologies for not being able to make it.
A limited number of Winter 2021 Season Passes are now on sale!
If you want season-long access to Australia’s best terrain and longest runs, huge events & après calendar and Thredbo’s famous village atmosphere, this is the option for you
There’s something for everyone with 3 great pass options to choose from.
Hit the link for more info on each pass and to buy now!
Take your school holidays to new heights at the Easter Adventure Carnival!
The two-week Easter holiday extravaganza has a mountain of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Explore over 34kms of mountain bike trails, hike to the top of Australia, ride the Merritts Gondola on the Easter Long Weekend, listen to live music, take a Land Rover Experience Drive and heaps more.
Bring on the Easter adventures…
Also in this newsletter:
What's On in Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains
Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture
Thredbo Valley Track update and Fox Baiting program
Australian Business Lawyers and advisors- Definition of casual employment
* Live music at Candlelight Lodge featuring Jock from 4-7pm
* Trivia Night at the Black Bear Inn. Dinner from 6pm with Trivia starting at 8pm.
Friday the 2nd of April
* Yoga at the Shed- $20.00 per person, both cash & card accepted. Classes are 1 hour with all equipment provided.
* Twilight Sessions on the pub Deck from 3-6pm- Enjoy a Saturday session on the Local Pub deck! Grab your friends and family and head to a Thredbo favourite for tunes by DJ Max, cold drinks and good vibes.
* Jindabyne lake light sculpture
* Easter adventure Carnival
Saturday the 3rd of April
* Easter Adventure Carnival
* Adaminiby Easter Fair -
Head along on Easter Saturday for a great day out in the Snowy Mountains featuring food and market stalls plus entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Live music, dog high jump, a visit from the Easter Bunny and the famous Wacky Quacky Duck Race with $1000 prize money on offer.
The Snowy Scheme Museum will be open 10am – 3pm and Adaminaby Hall Stage Curtain viewings available.
This event will operate in line with a COVID safe event plan, check online for updates
* Jindabyne Hall Markets
* Adaminiby Markets on the green
* Cooma railway fresh produce markets
* Twilight tunes at the alpine bar Saturday 3rd April 1pm-4pm | Chekrah - Celebrate in the mountains at the Alpine Bar! Grab your friends and family and head to Australia’s best alpine outdoor après venue for tunes, cold drinks and good vibes.
* Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture
Sunday the 4th of April
* Twilight tunes at the Alpine Bar Sunday 4th April 3pm-6pm | Adam Church- Celebrate in the mountains at the Alpine Bar! Grab your friends and family and head to Australia’s best alpine outdoor après venue for tunes, cold drinks and good vibes.
* Jindabyne Lake light sculpture
* Easter Adventure Carnival
* Tumut River Brewery Tours
* Live music at Candlelight Lodge featuring Jock. Come and soak up some amazing views and fresh air on the deck whilst listening to some great tunes from 4-7pm.
Monday the 5th of April
* Jindabyne Lake light sculpture
* Easter Adventure carnival
* A taste of Ireland Tumut
Coming up next week;
* Candlelight Live Music
* Black Bear Trivia Night
* Easter Adventure Carnival
* Cooma CMR railway fresh produce markets
* Tumut river brewery tours
* Twilight Tunes on the local pub deck with DJ Max
* Land Rover experience Drives
* Twilight Tunes at the Alpine Bar
Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition which will be held along the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of NSW from 2nd to 5th April 2021.
The Easter long weekend offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Jindabyne. The sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting with the reflections of the Snowy Mountains on the lake, providing a living studio for the artworks. It is as night falls that the real magic begins. Illumination has, since the festival’s inception, been a defining element of Lake Light Sculpture, with the sculptures lit from sunset to 10pm each evening. Artists embed lighting, reflection and optical tricks into their sculptures to play on the light of Easter’s full moon. The effect is dramatic, transforming the already interesting sculptures and revealing hidden elements. It’s an ideal time to bundle up against the autumn chill and walk hand-in-hand with the ones you love along the foreshore.
A fox control program will be undertaken adjoining Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega, including the main range track, and along Schlinks Pass from Saturday 20th March until Tuesday 20th April. The program will involve the burial of 1080 baits within the areas identified in the attached map. The fox baiting program has been undertaken since 1999 to reduce the number of foxes on the Main Range and surrounding alpine areas.
The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes cage trapping for feral cats and soft jaw trapping for foxes and feral cats during the non-snow periods and baiting during the winter months. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact of predation on native animals including the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.
Definition of Casual employment introduced for the first time
The Federal Government’s proposed Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill) has now passed both houses of Parliament in a revised and significantly reduced form.
Whilst key aspects of the Bill were jettisoned last week, the passing of the Bill remains a landmark development as it reforms a substantial and often problematic feature of the industrial relations system - casual employment.
Did you know that soft plastic such as GLAD wrap, bubble wrap, snack wrappers and cereal box liners cannot be placed in Thredbo's regular yellow recycling bags. Soft plastics need to be disposed of separately.
Plastic cannot biodegrade – it breaks down into smaller pieces and accumulates in the environment. Wildlife including fish and birds are threatened by ingesting and becoming entangled in plastics that drift into their habitat. Plastic particles also accumulate in landfill where toxic chemicals may seep into groundwater and downstream water sources. It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year!
As consumers, we need to acknowledge the problem and rethink our consumption of plastics. There are many plastic waste hierarchy’s on the web, but they all have the 4 R's in common.
Refuse single use plastics wherever possible – when grocery shopping purchase loose items not packaged in plastic, bring your own reusable bags and containers for takeaway food.
Reduce your plastic footprint – choose products that contain less plastic packaging and fewer plastic parts – what happens to those products at their end-of-life?
Reuse existing products where possible – glass and stainless steel are long-lasting, durable, healthier alternatives to plastic. If you do end up with plastic containers, you may be able to re-purpose them (storing seeds for the garden, nuts and bolts in the shed)
Recycling programs are struggling to keep up with the massive amounts of plastics they receive. Recycling is a band-aid solution rather than a prevention – and should be considered only if you cannot refuse or reuse. There are REDcycle programs across Australia for soft plastics, and most hard plastics can be recycled.
The good news is that you can collect your soft plastics and drop them off to the collection point at Woolworths in Jindabyne or Cooma.
Help keep our beautiful mountain environment plastic free!
Candlelight lodge has live music every Thursday and Sunday afternoons from4-7pm featuring Jock. Come and enjoy a drink on the deck, listen to some great music and soak up the beautiful Thredbo scenery.
On Thursday nights during Summer the Black Bear Inn will be hosting a Trivia night.
Dinner service will be from 6.00 - 8.00pm only.
Trivia will commence from 8.00pm.
Bookings are essential.
**EXCITING NEWS ** The Black Bear Inn will also be open this Wednesday and every following Wednesday until after Easter.
BLACK BEAR BAKE OFF
It’s that Time of Year Again ! Black Bear Annual Autumn Bake Off