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Landers Falls in Kosciuszko National Park. Credit: Ollie Khedun

Nestled in the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains, boarded by the Kosciuszko National Park and Murray River, the Snowy Valleys is located in a prime position with close geographical ties to Canberra and Wagga Wagga.

We have a primarily rural lifestyle, with major town centres in Tumbarumba and Tumut, and smaller towns and villages including Adelong, Batlow, Brungle, Jingellic, Khancoban, Laurel Hill, Rosewood, Talbingo & Tooma.

The Snowy Valleys is always in season with crisp, cold mountain air in winter, lush, green rolling hills in spring, cool, clean waterways in summer and, of course, the blaze of colour in autumn.

Towns & Villages

Tumut, Adelong, Batlow, Brungle, Talbingo, Tumbarumba, Jingellic, Khancoban, Laurel Hill, Rosewood, Tooma.

Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins. Credit: Ollie Khedun
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Snowy Valleys Council

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1300 275 782
info@svc.nsw.gov.au
76 Capper St, Tumut, NSW 2720

Snowy Valleys Council

Wagga Wagga

Liveability

Weather

28.1
°C

Average Summer Max

11.8
°C

Average Winter Max

12
°C

Average Summer Min

0.4
°C

Average Winter Min

Population

14,884

Population

44.9

Median Age

Housing

$373k

Median House Price

Sales Quarter - DEC 22

$360

Median Rent Price

Rent Quarter - MAR 23

Distance to Cities

sydney

411km

Distance

4h 19m

Drive Time

Canberra

195km

Distance

2h 19m

Drive Time

Melbourne

523km

Distance

5h 28m

Drive Time

TRANSPORT Options

Taxi

Taxis are readily available throughout Snowy Valleys. Additionally, Wagga Wagga Airport is the nearest airport serving the region.

Taxi
Vineyards in the Tumbarumba cold climate wine region. Credit: Ollie Khedun
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Industries & Opportunities

The main industries of the Snowy Valleys include Agriculture, Forestry, Healthcare & Social Assistance, Manufacturing & Construction, Energy and Tourism.

Primary employers include AKD softwoods, Hyne Mill, Visy Pulp and Paper, Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Forestry Corporation of NSW, National Parks & Wildlife Services, Snowy Hydro & Future Generation Joint Venture, Valmar Support Services.

Skill gaps in the region: Health Services, Trade Labour, Engineering Trades

Main Industries

Primary Employers

Setting Up Your Own Business

Local Business Chambers:

Business Snowy Valleys

Email: admin@businesssnowyvalleys.com.au

Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce

Email: tumbarumbachamber@gmail.com

Freshly picked apples in Batlow. Credit: Ollie Khedun
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Jobs in This Region

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Mechanic (Heavy Vehicle/Truck Mechanic (North) Tumut
An exciting opportunity exists to join our Workshop as a Mechanic at our Tumut Depot. The position is for a suitably qualified Heavy Vehicle/ Truck Mechanic Primary Purpose Contribute to the operational needs of the council by applying trade mechanic skills to a broad range of Council and private works vehicles, plant and equipment. Key components of this position will include: Deliver plant and equipment maintenance, servicing and repair services to meet operational needs. Provide on the job training to apprentices to support the development of appropriate knowledge and skills. Promote information sharing and knowledge transfer to drive evidence-based decision-making, enhance capability and optimise capacity. Do you have the following skills and experience? Essential Criteria Automotive Trade Certificate (Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or in the process of completing 3rd year of training) Experience in the maintenance, servicing and repair of heavy, light vehicles and plant and equipment. Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of customer service to internal and external customers. Demonstrated ability to diagnose mechanical problems and efficiently resolve issues. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Construction Induction Certificate (White Card). Class C drivers' licence. Class MR drivers' licence Desirable Criteria Class HR drivers' licence Contemporary experience in the maintenance, servicing and repair of light vehicles. Post trade qualification (e.g. hydraulics, welding, auto electrics). RMS Vehicle Inspector Ticket/s. (Pink slips) Demonstrated ability to utilise diagnostic equipment and internet resources. Obtaining a forklift licence within 6 months of employment. Council does have flexible work arrangements and whereby there is a 9-day fortnight and or compressed hours working for 4 days a week. Other benefits include: Parental leave make-up for the period up to a maximum of 18 weeks. Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years Significant leave benefits (up to 228 hours Winter Time Off in Lieu, 15 days sick/personal leave, 2 days health and wellbeing leave per year) Learning and Development opportunities For details on salary offered please call Mick Rusconi Manager Fleet & Depots on 0437410849 to discuss. HOW TO APPLY To apply please address the Essential and Desirable Criteria as noted in the attached Position Description, provide a Cover letter explaining your interest in the role and current Resume/CV. Please apply online at www.snowyvalleys.nsw.gov.au CLOSING DATE Sunday 19 May 2024 at 10.00 pm FURTHER INFORMATION For further information about this position, please contact the Mick Rusconi on 0437410849 or email mrusconisvc.nsw.gov.au and Council encourages applicants to arrange a tour for the Tumut facilities and discuss the position. Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please contact our People and Culture team at hrcorosvc.nsw.qov.au to discuss how we can support you with your needs. Council welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and values diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ and culturally diverse communities to consider opportunities for employment with Council. Council has a No Smoking in the Workplace Policy and operates a random drug and alcohol testing program. Snowy Valleys Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Snowy Valleys Council and surrounding region. We pay our respects to them and their culture, and to the elder's past, present and emerging. Snowy Valleys Council acknowledges the richness of our diverse community and respectfully advocate for the rights of each other, our community and environment. Snowy Valleys Council is a Child Safe Organisation, and we have zero tolerance of any form of abuse, bullying or harassment.
Tue, 23 Apr
Tumut, 2720, NSW
Team Member Cleaner (Tumbarumba)
An exciting opportunity exists to join our Cleaning Department as a Permanent Part Time Cleaner 31 Hours per week based in Tumbarumba cleaning the administration buildings, Council Chambers, Depot and other locations. Primary Purpose Contribute to the operational needs of the council by carrying out works to clean and maintain facilities and amenities. Key components of this position will include: Deliver general cleaning and maintenance work to meet agreed service levels. Promote information sharing and knowledge transfer to drive evidence-based decision-making, enhance capability and optimise capacity. Work unsupervised. Position is permanent Part Time working 31 Hours per week or 62 hours per fortnight. Do you have the following skills and experience? Essential Criteria Contemporary knowledge of cleaning practices and procedures. Contemporary knowledge of Safety Data Sheets for hazardous cleaning chemicals. Demonstrated ability to operate cleaning tools and equipment correctly and safely. Demonstrated ability to work effectively unsupervised. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of customer service to internal and external customers. Class C drivers' licence. Desirable Criteria Previous experience in commercial/industrial cleaning. AQF3 Chemical accreditation SALARY Salary will be paid in accordance with the Snowy Valleys Council Salary System at Grade 2 which ranges from $26.55 per hours gross to $29.88 per hour gross dependant on skills, qualifications and experience plus 11% superannuation and allowances. Other benefits include: Parental leave make-up for the period up to a maximum of 18 weeks. Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years Significant leave benefits (up to 228 hours Winter Time Off in Lieu, 15 days sick/personal leave, 2 days health and wellbeing leave per year) Learning and Development opportunities HOW TO APPLY To apply please address the Essential and Desirable Criteria (above) and noted in the attached Position Description, provide a Cover letter explaining your interest in the role and current Resume/CV. Please go to Council webpage www.snowyvalleys.nsw.qov.au Careers at Council to submit your application. CLOSING DATE Sunday 12 May 2024 at 10.00pm. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information about this position, please contact either Brian Cook Team Leader Tumbarumba Town Services on 0428 744 122 or bcooksvc.nsw.gov.au Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please contact our People and Culture team at [email protected] to discuss how we can support you with your needs. Council welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and values diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ and culturally diverse communities to consider opportunities for employment with Council. Council has a No Smoking in the Workplace Policy and operates a random drug and alcohol testing program. Snowy Valleys Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Snowy Valleys Council and surrounding region. We pay our respects to them and their culture, and to the elder's past, present and emerging. Snowy Valleys Council acknowledges the richness of our diverse community and respectfully advocate for the rights of each other, our community and environment. Snowy Valleys Council is a Child Safe Organisation, and we have zero tolerance of any form of abuse, bullying or harassment.
Tue, 23 Apr
Tumut, 2720, NSW
Process Operator - Dry Mill
MANUFACTURING MACHINERY / TOOL OPERATION TUMBARUMBA PERMANENT / FULL TIME 23/4/2024 Located in Tumbarumba, NSW We're looking for people who are willing to learn, grow and develop Become a part of our Dry Mill Team ABOUT US Hyne Timber is a leading Australian producer of sustainable timber products. Our products are the basic building blocks for the construction of quality, sustainable homes and buildings. We are a 140-year-old family-owned business with an innovative spirit, progressive culture and plenty of opportunity. With multiple locations along the Australian east coast and New Zealand, the Hyne Group’s 750 employees, deliver an exceptional quality service that provides customer focused solutions in a sustainable manner. YOUR NEXT ROLE Due to growth within our business Hyne are offering exciting opportunities to grow, develop and learn as a Process Operator in our Dry Mill (Day and Afternoon Shift) at our Tumbarumba Mill. In this role you will be supported with training on the operation of various parts of our business and be shown our processes and procedures to create a high-quality timber product. TUMBARUMBA You will be based at our plant in Tumbarumba, NSW. This idyllic country town offers affordable living and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive community of people and is situated within 90 minutes drive of Wagga Wagga & Albury. SHIFT DETAILS DRY MILL AFTERNOON SHIFT Hours: 2:30pm – 10:30pm 5 days a week - Monday - Friday Full Time Job Opportunity with leave entitlements Includes 15% Shift Allowance DRY MILL NIGHT SHIFT Hours: 8 hour shifts, 10:30pm - 6:30am 5 days a week - Sunday - Friday Full Time Job Opportunity with leave entitlements Includes 30% Shift Allowance ABOUT YOU A high commitment to safety, quality, and attention to detail. Ability to work as part of a team with good problem-solving skills. A desire to learn and high level of enthusiasm to develop new skills. Self-motivated and keen to provide new solutions and ideas that improve our operations. Embracing and respecting others to assist in promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce. Basic computer and problem-solving skills. No Experience Required WHY HYNE TIMBER? As a Hyne Timber team member you will enjoy benefits such as: Career Development Rewarding work People-focused Leadership Wellbeing programs – employee assistance program to support you and your immediate family with counselling and support as needed Above award wages Dollar matching to support your fundraising TO APPLY: Submit your application for this role on our website at www.hyne.com.au/careers, via email at recruitment@hyne.com.au or drop your resume at our gatehouse. QUESTIONS: If you would like to discuss the position further feel free to contact us on 0467 709 965.
Wed, 24 Apr
Tumbarumba, 2653, NSW
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History

Local Elders from the Toomaroombah Kunama Namadgi Indigenous Corporation (TKNIC) and the Brungle Tumut Local Aboriginal Land Council (BTLALC) have provided the following information regarding the heritage and culture of Country known as Ngarigo and Wiradjuri.

The Ngarigo peoples, known as the 'Snow People', have been the custodians of the Snowy Mountains region for thousands of years. However, due to colonial settlement, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, State Forests, and the establishment of Kosciuszko National Park, many Ngarigo peoples have been displaced. Some found refuge at Cooktown Mission in Tumbarumba, while others were relocated to places like Hollywood Mission in Yass and Moree.

Today, many Indigenous people reside in Tumbarumba. TKNIC proudly represents the Ngarigo Indigenous people of the high country.

The Brungle township was originally developed as a station. Established in 1887 as a settlement for Wiradjuri and the Wolgalu peoples between Gundagai and Tumut, the dwellings are on ground officially described as a station yet known as a settlement, reserve or mission. They were the responsibility of the Aboriginal Welfare Board of NSW in which a white Manager was in charge of managing the station. In 1945 the manager was removed and in 1955 the Aboriginal Welfare Board decided that the land was of no further use. The housing is either owned privately or is now managed by BTLALC. The land at Brungle remains very important to these Wiradjuri and the Wolgalu (Walgaloo) peoples as a site of shared memories and links with past traditions.

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Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail. Credit: Ollie Khedun
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Recreation & Arts

With so many reasons to visit year-round, we look forward to seeing you in the Snowy Valleys.

During Christmas, Blowering Dam shores are filled with campers, and Kosciuszko National Park becomes a mecca for campers, hikers, and holidaymakers.

In January, the Tumut Cycle Classic sees riders from across NSW, ACT, and Victoria experience the sensational views of Tumut and surrounds while raising money for the local hospital.

At the end of summer, Tumbarumba's park behind the main street hosts Tumbafest. The market stalls offer fresh local produce, wines, ciders, and craft beers under shady trees.

As the region changes from green to red as the leaves turn and fall it’s a busy time for festivals as everything cools once more, with Rock the Turf, Festival of the Falling Leaf, Tumut MTB’s 3 Hour Enduro, and the Snowy Valleys Cycle Challenge all take place.

Batlow CiderFest is celebrated in May, closing the main street as visitors sample ciders and craft beer from local makers and those across the country.

With so many reasons to visit, no matter the time of year, we’re sure we’ll see you soon. The Snowy Valleys, always in season.

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