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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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Chef Manager
Exciting opportunity for an experienced & passionate Chef Manager to lead the team in running a small site at a school in Snowy Mountains. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an amazing and experienced team in a well established education facility. The space operates Monday-Friday as a cafe during the day and is also used out of hours sometimes for private events and functions. The kitchen has all equipment you could need and has a great atmosphere and team culture. As Chef Manager, you will bring your expert experience to lead the kitchen team, work with the team to create enticing menus, and manage the entire operation of the facilities kitchen. As Kitchen manager, your role will involve: Stock control and ordering Staff rostering Budgeting and food costing Effective management of kitchen staff Ensure high standard of food is being sent ...Click here to view more detail / apply for Chef Manager
Mon, 17 Jun
Tumut, 2720, NSW
Senior Contracts Administrator
We’re changing the way Australia generates its energy, are you ready for a change? The Project UGL has been appointed Principal Contractor for TransGrid’s Maragle Switching Station and Transmission Line Project based in Maragle in New South Wales, approx. 500km /southwest of Sydney, as part of the Snowy Mountain 2.0 Project. The work involves: • Design and construction of Maragle 330kV Switching Station and supporting works. • Design and construction of two 330kV transmission lines, cut into Line 64, the installation of OPGW on a section of Line 64, and supporting works. We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Contracts Administrator to join the team and this role will be based on site on a 19:9 Roster. What will a day in this role look like: • Prepare all payment claims ensuring on-time submission and accuracy in accordance with the head contract and securities of payment legislation • Support and co-ordinate the review and timely approval (or dispute) of payment claims submitted by key subcontractors to the project • Manage and monitor contract securities, insurances, claims and variations under the head contract and key subcontracts • Conduct preliminary commercial evaluation of tenders from subcontractors and support the negotiation and compilation of subcontracts in accordance with UGL Procurement Policy • Lead the administration of subcontracts to support the project achieve its cost, time and quality targets • Support the development and maintenance of project progress and productivity reporting including S-curves and earned value management ratios. • Ensure activities comply with Government Acts, statutory regulations and ethical standards The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered. What are we looking for you to bring to the team: • Degree or Diploma in, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or equivalent • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Contracts Administration or similar position. • Experience in the use of AS forms of contract • Strong communication skills (oral & written) including strong negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at different levels both internally and externally. • Advanced skills in MS Excel with experience of SAP Software / Accounting and associated reporting is desirable What we offer • Diverse opportunities to grow, back yourself and achieve • The chance to join a 6,000+ strong organisation owned by the CIMIC Group, one of the world's leading international contractors • Pathways for you to succeed and the space for you to carve your own journey • Competitive group remuneration and benefits including: health and wellbeing program with company-funded salary continuance insurance • Flexible work arrangements - have a chat to us around how this can work for you • A culture that values diversity and innovation, evolving with market changes and new technologies What makes you right for UGL • Genuine concern for safety • Capacity to flourish in a high-performance environment • An innovative mindset and a willingness to challenge the norm • A belief that success and value are driven by real teams where everyone has a role to play About Us UGL Pty Limited is a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, construction and maintenance services. We are active across rail and transport, communications and technology systems, oil and gas, power, renewables and resources, water and defence markets. UGL partners with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprises and public institutions. We are a member of the CIMIC Group of companies. As a diversified services organisation, UGL appreciates the diversity and richness of its people, and seeks to create inclusive environments that promote your talent and skills
Tue, 04 Jun
Tumut, 2720, NSW
Site Administrator ? Tumut Location
Site Administrator - Tumut Location Job no: 510526 Work type: Full Time Location: Tumut Permanent Full-Time opportunity with work life balance Utilise your interpersonal and communication skills & be first point of contact! Play an important role in supporting internal and external stakeholders At Visy, we love solving problems. And thats something we do better working together. Were looking for people who see whats ahead and run towards it. Visy people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging. Because together, we can create a better world. The Opportunity: 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 ...Click here to view more detail / apply for Site Administrator ? Tumut Location
Wed, 05 Jun
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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