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Kiandra wildflowerYou can make a difference...

As with any place with a small population, there's always more that could be done and not many people to do it.

So if it's not all happening the way you'd like - get in and have a go. You could make Adaminaby, Shannons Flat or Anglers Reach a better place for everyone!

It's our district & its future is in our hands. We're told that the old town had a strong spirit of sharing, of belonging, of true community. That's a heritage to value.

With the feasibility study underway into expanding the Snowy Hydro Scheme, this region is in the news and hopes are rising for the future.

Stronger Communities Fund: Local Projects

This program (extra $ made available to merged councils) is administered by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Local projects More info on the Council's website

Adaminaby Community Shed

Everyone welcome. For more info: contact Des on 0407 266 014.

School News

Keep up with all that's happening at Adaminaby Public School, and see samples of students' work.

Read the current school newsletter.

Visit the school classroom website.

NSW Crown Lands Management

The NSW Government plans to alter the management of Crown lands, including commons.

Find out more...

Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Community

Council received $20M funding from the NSW Government: $5M for merger costs and $15M for community projects. Interested groups are encouraged to apply for the community component. Call SMRC on 6455 1777 or visit their website.

The meeting discussed many ideas - small and large - to boost our town. There are some great proposals underway, eg a Men's Shed; a training hub (see the Adaminaby Facebook page).

Council

The Snowy Monaro Regional Council election will be held on 9 September 2017.

Polling places will be advertised closer to the date.

Pre poll voting locations Postal votes

3rd Round of Funding - Mobile Black Spots

The Commonwealth Government is targetting locations which lack mobile coverage. Round 3 ($60M) will cover some priority locations whic have already been selected, as well as new community nominations.

View a map of mobile black spot locations already in the national database, and nominate new locations:

Mobile Black Spot Program

Bookmobile

The Mobile Library is in Adaminaby on alternate Fridays:

Baker St (by the playground)  10:30am - 11:30am

Cosgrove St (by the school)   11:45am - 12:45am

CWA News

Tai Chi Exercise Group

Learn this ancient form of controlled, gentle exercise. Tai Chi helps with balance and preventing falls.

Come along to learn this discipline in the warm, friendly atmosphere of the CWA Rooms and follow up with morning tea and a catch-up with friends. There will be a small charge of $5.00.

For more information, please ring 6454 1624 or come on Tuesday at 10am.

Seniors' Lunches

The CWA is holding a lunch once a month for our older residents - you must live in the 2629 postcode to be eligible.

You can come along and enjoy delicious old-fashioned food in the company of friends in the warm cosy atmosphere of the CWA Rooms.

Choice of two mains and a dessert for $10.00.

We can assist with transport if that will enable you to come along.

To confirm your place, please advise Mrs Jacqueline MacFarlane at the Op Shop on Mondays or ring Judy on 6454 1624.

NBN Tower

Internet coverage around Adaminaby is being improved by a fixed wireless facility.  Fixed wireless is used by the National Broadband Network (NBN) in areas beyond the reach of its fibre network.

The new tower will provide Internet for a set number of premises. The bandwidth available for each household is designed to stay consistent even in peak times of use.

Each customer will need a small antenna installed on the outside of their home or business, in direct line of sight with the tower. An NBN installer checks whether the radio signal is adequate at your house, and installs the antenna.

Eligible homes and businesses will receive more information from service providers (Telstra etc) about costs, speed and quality of service. Your old modems are likely not to work with the new system.

Mobile Phone Blackspots Programme - Improved Coverage

Funding has been approved for a number of mobile phone blackspots including Anglers Reach.

Dalgety and Avonside also benefit.

Quick facts:
  • 6221 black spot locations were identified in the first round of the program
  • some 3000 of these locations will receive handheld or external antenna coverage (totally or in part)
  • the Australian Government committed $100M
  • total cost is $385M
  • NSW, Vic, Qld, WA and Tasmania, plus some local governments, businesses and community organisations, have agreed to co-funding
  • Telstra will spend $165M and Vodafone $20M
  • 499 new and upgraded mobile base stations - 429 Telstra base stations and 70 Vodafone base stations
  • new and upgraded handheld coverage to 68,600 square kilometres of regional Australia
  • in addition, over 150,000 square kilometres of regional Australia will receive new external antenna coverage and over 5,700 kilometres of major transport routes will receive either new external antenna or handheld coverage.

Map of locations which will receive new or upgraded coverage under Round 1

Telstra will also deploy up to 200 4G small cell sites in towns around Australia where suitable infrastructure is available, with the locations to be mutually agreed between Telstra and the Government.

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