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Weeds Information Night and BBQ

Friday 1 March, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Council staff will be coming to the Fire Shed on Friday 1st March at 6 pm to host a weeds seminar. This event will replace Friday night drinks. They will provide a free BBQ, and practical advice, including alternative weed control methods. Jo and Stuart Morrison will also be present to provide local advice on pumps, sprayers, etc. Please support our local events and come along. Download flyer.

Plans for land-use along Smiths Road:
what should we tell Council

Tuesday 5 March, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday 8 April 2019 is the deadline for responses to the Snowy Monaro Region Planning and Land Use Discussion Paper. The decisions Council makes will affect block size, land use and the kinds of dwellings we can build. As a Smiths Road resident or business owner, you can either:
  1. Read the Council’s discussion paper and send them your own response and/or:
  2. Come along to the Smiths Road Community Hall on Tuesday 5 March, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and help thrash out the issues we’d like to raise as a community.
On Tuesday night:
Carolyn Page will help us brainstorm the main issues and messages:
  • What are some misconceptions Council may have about our community and landscape?
  • How can we change this?
  • Can we make a tighter link between what we want and Council’s goals for the Shire? (Council’s stated values are ‘community, economy, environment and leadership’ – plenty to work with there!)
  • What are our best arguments?
  • What risks or drawbacks can we see in Council’s ideas for land use along Smiths Road?
There will be coffee, cake and biscuits!

Good to read before Tuesday:
  1. The most important document to read is the Snowy Monaro Region Planning and Land Use Discussion Paper. It talks about Smiths Road pp. 69-70 and 72-74, and there are interesting maps on pp. 10, 14 and 27. 
  2. The previous Smith’s Road submission to the Planning and Land Use consultation process
  3. See if you can also look at the Snowy Monaro 2040 Community Strategic Plan -  it’s the ‘mother’ document and all of the Shire’s other plans sit under it: it sets out Council’s values, priorities and key outcomes.
Best pages to read if you’re short on time:
  • p. 13: NSW Premier’s Priorities + South East and Tablelands Regional Plan
  • pp. 16-17: Key themes and outcomes. (The Shire’s detailed strategies are described on following pages.)

Please take the Council’s survey on land use! 

After the brainstorm on Tuesday is over, it would be good if we could all, individually, complete the survey.
  • The discussion on Tuesday with other Smiths Road landholders may help you identify a wide range of issues you’d like to comment on.
  • The survey has been put on the Planning and Land Use Discussion Paper webpage page by the Council’s Senior Strategic Land Use Planner – so it’s a great way to give him very focussed, specific advice about the impact of zoning and block size and other land-use issues for you and for our community.
  • It’s okay to skip sections, as many of the questions are about specific localities and infrastructure plans. Focus on the bits that are most important to you.

Local Environmental Plan (LEP)
Community Consultation 

Monday 25 March, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Snowy Monaro council will be holding public consultations following the release of the draft LEP. The meeting will be held at the Fire Shed. Download flyer

2019 NSW State Elections

Saturday 23 March, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Make sure your details are up to date for the upcoming election.

Check the 2019 NSW State election voting centre locations or if you can't make it to a voting centre on election day, find out about the other ways to cast your vote.

SLRG Community Meeting

Tuesday 26 March, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for the monthly meeting for the community to get together to discuss issues and events. At the Fire Shed every fourth Tuesday of the month.
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