Soon you will be seeing some exciting changes for the central business district of Cooma with the confirmation that the Coomas Chamber of Commerce and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council are to support a “Renew Cooma” joint initiative, as part of Council’s economic development plan. The initiative will see Cooma’s empty shops being filled by potential short term tenants on rolling 30 day licenses promoting creative arts, local tourism and other business activity.
From around 1968 – 1978, a Canberra based contractor installed a loose-fill ceiling insulation containing asbestos into many Canberra homes.
Some homes in Queanbeyan and a number on the NSW South Coast also had the same insulation material installed.
The material was sometimes referred to as “Mr Fluffy” insulation.
In Canberra, a large-scale removal program was initiated from approximately the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Loose-fill asbestos insulation as shown on Workcover website
Council, at their extraordinary meeting on Wednesday night, adopted its Rates for the
2014 / 2015 financial year. In doing so, it took another small step in reducing the burden on the Cooma business community, by reducing the contribution from this category by 2%.
At the Council meeting 10 June 2014, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council resolved to introduce an Organics Collection Kerbside Service charge for the introduction of the new food and garden waste kerbside collection. The new service will complement Council’s existing organics processing at the Cooma Landfill Depot, and will significantly reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.