Jul 06 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Holiday rental platform, Stayz, has released a new report highlighting the significant benefit of short-term accommodation to the Snowy Mountains economy. 

In NSW, short-term rentals provided a lift of nearly $2.128 billion to the NSW economy and supported over 13,000 jobs in the State.
 
In the Snowy Mountains, short-term rentals generated over $41million in economic uplift and supported up to 275 jobs in the region.

Last year, over 46,000 room nights were booked in the Snowy Mountains, generating $10.6 million in revenue for hosts. 
 
Towns like Cooma, Tumut and Jindabyne are all benefiting from the growing popularity of short-term rental accommodation.

Jul 06 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Works to upgrade Rosemeath Road have been completed.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro, Parliamentary Secretary for NSW Bronnie Taylor and Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator Dean Lynch inspected the works this week.
 
The road upgrade involved pavement strengthening and widening of a 1.2 kilometre section of the Road and improving access for heavy transport vehicles.
 
Mr Barilaro says they were looking forward to the flow-on economic benefits these works will provide to local industry and the community.
 
He adds the project will increase the productivity and efficiency of local timber, agriculture and mining industries, which are key economic drivers for the region.

Jul 04 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Last month the National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Police ran a joint law enforcement operation targeting illegal hunting in the Khancoban area.
 
The operation was conducted following reports of illegal hunting in and around Kosciuszko National Park. 

A number of vehicles were pulled over and searched during the operation and several offences were detected.
 
Multiple infringement notices and cautions were issued relating to firearms offences, as well as several offences relating to illegal access and being in charge of dogs in a national park.
  
Of particular concern is the shooting of a wild horse on the Khancoban to Cabramurra road sometime shortly after the June long weekend.
 
Police and NPWS are appealing for any information relating to the incident.
 
Penalties for offences associated with illegal hunting range from on the spot fines of $300 per offence to a maximum $11,000 and or 6 months in prison.

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