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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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TRADES & SERVICES MAINTENANCE / HANDYPEOPLE TUMBARUMBA PERMANENT / FULL TIME 18/4/2024 Tumbarumba, NSW - Full-Time, Permanent Contribute to Hyne's Preventative Maintenance Strategy Become a part of our Hyne Timber 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 internal movements within our business Hyne is seeking a Lubrication Technician’s to support in safely maintaining and improving the reliability of site operational assets through effective execution of the site’s lubrication strategy. This includes ownership of the site lubrication schedules, lubrication excellence and tribology program. All our people go home in the same condition they came to work; safety before production. A ‘be of service’ attitude and operating manner is shown in everything that you are involved in to support quality working relationships and deliverables. Preventative and corrective scheduled lubrication activity is carried out in accordance with weekly or outage schedules and the preventative maintenance program. Safe and reliable operations are a key focus at all times. The functionality and performance of the site lubrication strategy is improved, within your limits. A high level of housekeeping is maintained throughout the area of responsibility using pro-active practices. 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 2 hours drive of Wagga Wagga & Albury. ABOUT YOU Trade qualification as a Mechanical Fitter (Certificate III) or proven experience in Lubrication. Understanding of fundamental lubrication concepts and application of these concepts (such as Viscosity, ISO Cleanliness Codes, Beta Filter Rating, etc.). Have a strong fundamental understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and circulating system operation, contamination control and maintenance functions. Capability to read and interpret technical documents, such as: OEM Maintenance plans Advanced Lubrication Technology instruction and recommendations Software system or CMMS instructions 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.
Fri, 19 Apr
Tumbarumba, 2653, NSW
Platypus Store Manager - Newcastle Management Opportunities
Since 1998 here at Platypus Shoes we have made it our business to deck out every single person who walks through our doors with the freshest footwear from all the biggest brands. But we reckon life goes beyond shoes. We believe it’s what you do in them that truly counts. So stay out late. Wake up early. Walk there, run back. Stand tall and be a champion in a crowd of Naysayers. We’re for the ones that dance harder, sing louder and don’t care what anyone else thinks. This is your story. Play Life Loud. Platypus Shoes is a part of the Accent Group which is the largest footwear group with over 750+ stores, 34 brands and 30+ online platforms including; Glue Store, Platypus, Skechers, Hype DC, Vans, Dr. Martens, Subtype, The Athletes Foot, CAT, Merrell, The Trybe, Timberland, Stylerunner, Hoka, UGG, Saucony, & Nude Lucy! The Role: We currently have several Store Management positions open at our Platypus stores in Newcastle, NSW! Kindly be advised that this is an Expression of Interest, and we highly encourage you to submit your application for our thorough consideration. This role will see you lead, inspire and coach a team of passionate casuals including the support from your Assistant Store Manager. Driving Sales and KPIs, customer engagement and team member coaching and development. This opportunity will see you work collaboratively with your Area Manager to identify areas of opportunity for your store and team in a high-profile space. The role & responsibilities: Ensure efficient operation of your store to achieve optimal results in sales targets, KPI’s, store presentation, visual merchandising, stock levels, wage control and shrinkage Motivate your team to achieve optimal results in KPI’s & added value targets across stores Closely monitor store sales to achieve daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly targets - acknowledge outstanding results and identify any areas of missed opportunity Effectively manage the wage costs in store, adhering to weekly wage targets and company rostering standards Coach and mentor your team to maintain high team morale and encourage their individual development by ensuring training and succession plans are in place Ensure efficient OH&S management and adhere to state and national OH&S legislation Benefits & Culture: 40% off Accent Group brands | Hype DC, Skechers, Platypus, Vans & many more Tuesday to Saturday roster – two consecutive days off in a row to maintain a healthy work life balance Access to our ‘Employee Benefits’ program which includes discounted Gym Memberships & Health Insurance packages Work amongst premium product alongside fellow passionate and dedicated sneakerheads Training & development to grow your career Opportunity to join the Future Leaders program which includes leadership training workshops, yearly global conferences, awards nights and much more To be successful in this role, you will have: 1 + years Retail Store Manager experience in a fast-paced environment A motivated & driven ‘Make it Happen’ attitude A passion for leading & inspiring a team to succeed The ability to think strategically to identify missed opportunities and have a proven track record in driving sales and KPI’s At Accent Group Limited we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and inclusion. We believe in the diversity of our people across age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability. We strive on creating an equal employment environment where everyone from any background can be themselves.The Accent Group acknowledges, and pays respect, to the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori people. Being operationally excellent and experienced with stock control and visual merchandising Experience with effectively managing a roster & wage control
Fri, 19 Apr
Green Hills, 2730, NSW
E&I Continuous Improvement Engineer (Pulp)
E&I Continuous Improvement Engineer (Pulp) Job no: 510321 Work type: Full Time Location: Tumut Tumut Location ? State of the Art Kraft Paper Mill Adhere to all site and legislative policies and procedures, particularly in the area of Chain of Responsibility Supportive & Highly Motivated Team with a Focus on Safety & Innovation About the company Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. Visy's past, present and future are linked by a commitment to growth, through meeting our customers' needs and the wise use and re-use of resources. Are you looking for a tree change and want to live in one of the most stunning and snowy regions in Australia? Do you enjoy exploring and outdoor activities like fishing, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, 4WD, and snowboarding, then you won't find a better place to live than the green rolling hills of the Snowy Valleys region. Our Visy Pulp and Paper mill is based in Tumut, a beautiful town that ...Click here to view more detail / apply for E&I Continuous Improvement Engineer (Pulp)
Tue, 16 Apr
Tumut, 2720, 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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