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Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne

By Ian Campbell 22 January 2019
Lee Shearer APM helping steer a community consultation session for the Go Jindbayne Masterplan in December 2018. Photo: Supplied.

Lee Shearer APM helping steer a community consultation session for the Go Jindbayne Masterplan in December 2018. Photo: Supplied.

Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town’s future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan.

A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25).

The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round of consultation completed in Jindabyne itself before Christmas. Around 400 people attended one of nine workshops or visited the information van at Nuggets Crossing.

“We learned an enormous amount about the challenges and opportunities that exist to create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors,” says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government’s Go Jindabyne Masterplan process.

“We have made it a priority to come back to the area as early as we can in the new year and visit Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby to discover how these communities interact with Jindabyne and what they would like to see in the Masterplan.”

The Go Jindabyne Masterplan was launched in November last year with the aim of developing a carefully considered plan to ensure Jindabyne develops in a way that realises its enormous potential.

Taking in all aspects of life in Jindabyne, the plan will deal with tourism, jobs, services, accommodation, housing, roads, local products and all the factors that contribute to the character of the town.

Around 400 people attended one of nine workshops or visited the information van at Nuggets Crossing. Photo: Supplied.

Around 400 people attended one of nine workshops or visited the information van at Nuggets Crossing. Photo: Supplied.

Bruce Easton, President of the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce says people left the December sessions with confidence in the process.

“People are very optimistic and can see that things are changing. Aged care, education, infrastructure and transport were all things people wanted to talk about,” he says.

Mr Easton is keen to see more people engage and have their say.

“Come and be educated and understand what is possible and take onboard what is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to make a real difference for the lucky people who live here now and in the future.”

Mr Easton is hopeful the people of Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby will turn out and add their perspective and experience of working, shopping, and visiting Jindabyne to the mix.

Session times:

  • Thursday, 24 January, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Coolamatong Golf Club, Kosciuszko Road, Berridale;
  • Thursday, 24 January, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Buckley’s Crossing Hotel, Brierly Street, Dalgety;
  • Friday, 25 January, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Adaminaby Bowling Club, Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby.

A draft of the Go Jindabyne Masterplan will be released for the community to review before mid-2019.

To find out more and book your place in one of the community consultation sessions in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby, head to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan website

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