Council Closes for Christmas Break

Published on 20 December 2021

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Residents are reminded that Snowy Valleys Council’s administration and customer service counters will close from midday on Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December 2021 for the holiday period.

Kerbside household waste, FOGO and recycling collections will continue as normal, while Resource Recovery Centres will also operate for some periods of the closure.

CEO Matthew Hyde said Council will resume normal operations on Monday, 10th January 2022 including re-opening the Tumut counter at the Riverina Highlands Building.

“While unfortunately other agencies operating out of the building will be delayed until further notice, I am pleased to advise that from Monday 10 January 2022 the Tumut building will be accessible for council business again following reparation works to fix the water damage,” he said.

Council Offices will close at midday on Friday 24 Dec and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 10 Jan 2022.

Libraries will close at midday on Friday 24 Dec reopening from Monday 10 Jan, normal hours.

Resource Recovery Centres will be closed Saturday 25 Dec, Sunday 26 Dec, Monday 27 Dec, Tuesday 28 Dec, Saturday 1 Jan and Monday 3 Jan.

Swimming Pools will be shut Saturday 25 Dec, Sunday 26 Dec and Saturday 1 Jan.

Tumut’s District Community Transport services will close over the Christmas / New Year period from 4pm Thursday 23rd December 2021. Services will resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022.

The Tumbarumba Multi Service Outlet will close at midday on Friday 24 December 2021 and will reopen again on Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 8.30am.

Mr Hyde said Council would have staff available during the closure to respond to emergency requests.

“Council will have limited staff operating throughout the holiday shutdown period to respond to emergency events”, he said.

To request urgent assistance or report an issue during the break customers can call 1300 275 782.

For all non-urgent requests people can email Council at [email protected] or submit a request through the Council website

“I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone across the Snowy Valleys a safe and happy Festive Season,” said Mr Hyde.

“We are looking forward to moving into 2022 and working with the new Councillors to achieve the goals of our community.”