Members should be advised that the postponed 2020 AGM will be held on March 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm at the TAH and therefore nominations for positions on the Executive and Committee are now open. Nominations must be received no later than COB March 24th, 2021. The Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Nominations will be only accepted in accordance with the current constitution of the Association.
The Chamber looks forward to seeing you all at the upcoming AGM and encourage nominations from all members for positions on the Committee.
Please be advised that the Dead Horse Gap walking track will be closed to visitors from Friday 26th February to Thursday 1st April due to construction works.
The closure will be to ensure visitor safety while the next section of the Dead Horse Gap walking track upgrades are carried out. These upgrades will improve the quality of the walking track for visitors.
Signage will be erected at the beginning and end of the track as well as at either end of the physical construction area.
If works are completed sooner than the anticipated date then the track will reopen.
Easter Adventure Carnival
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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Business Expo
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.
* The Snowy Monaro Regional Council Business Expo
Friday the 26th of March
* Yoga at the Shed- $20.00 per person, both cash & card accepted. Classes are 1 hour with all equipment provided.
Saturday the 27th of March
* 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.
* Bombala Show - We look forward to welcoming you to Bombala show this year...And if you have any queries in the meantime, please contact our show secretary Nadean White: 0409583290 or our Horse steward Samantha Platts on 0409 032 019.
Sunday the 28th of March
* Twilight Tunes at the Alpine Bar from 3-6pm . 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 by DJ Chekrah, cold drinks and good vibes.
* Tumut River Brewery Tours- Our popular brewery tours provide the opportunity to hear our story - hosted by one of our brewers or a local volunteer with a passion for beer and our region, they are a fun and interactive experience.
Your tour includes:
An interactive tour of the brewery beginning with overview of our history, brewing process and interactive "sense awakening" experience - smell and taste the ingredients used in the brewing process
Sample our brews in a tasting paddle (4 x 200 ml glasses) or two schooners
See the current commercial brewery and our original microbrewery, at one stage the smallest microbrewery in the southern hemisphere
Receive a 10% Discount on all take away TRBC products and merchandise
Brewery tours held at 11am on Saturday and Sunday - we will contact you to confirm your attendance *
* Bredbo CWA village Markets - The Bredbo CWA Village Market is a lively market held in the small village of Bredbo on the 4th Sunday of each month
* 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.
Coming up next week;
* Candlelight Live Music
* Black Bear Trivia Night
* Easter Adventure Calendar
* Lake Light Sculpture
* Jindabyne Hall Markets
* CWA Adaminiby markets on the green
* Cooma CMR railway fresh produce markets
* Tumut river brewery tours
* A taste of Ireland - Tumut
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Business Expo
The Snowy Monaro Regional Council is hosting a Business to Business Expo this week in Jindabyne.
The Expo is open to small businesses within our region with the capability and capacity to supply goods and services to other businesses.
About the Expo
Snowy Monaro Regional Council, with Bushfire Community Recovery and Economic Resilience Funding are holding an expo, to facilitate business to business (B2B) sales in the Snowy Monaro.
There any many small businesses in the region with the capability and capacity to supply goods and services to other businesses, but the other businesses might not know that they exist.
Hence this expo aims to provide an opportunity to showcase regional products and services that are available to other local businesses.
The expo will be held on Thursday 25 March 2021, with doors opening to buyers at 12pm, and a keynote presentation from guest speaker Kay Saarinen, of Saarinen Organics.
If you have a product or service that would be of interest to another local business, register for a stall with the Exhibitor (Supplier) ticket.
If you as a business owner are interested in buying more local products or services, register to attend with the General Admission (Buyer) ticket.
Example types of businesses we hope to exhibit are a caterer who could supply cafes with baked goods OR a tech expert who can help businesses with their internal management systems and website OR a communications expert who can develop marketing strategies and assist in implementation.
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.
The part of Thredbo Valley track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery and Pallaibo walk will be closed for a 5 to 7 day window sometime between Tuesday 9 March and Thursday 1 April 2021. The closure is due to a planned hazard reduction burn.
The dates are highly dependent upon weather forecasts and other hazard burning commitments. Once the dates for the burn are confirmed a closure notice will be placed on this website for these facilities.
Keep checking the alerts page on the NPWS website as there are other closures throughout the upcoming riding season.
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