Brindabella petition handed to council

Brindabella Road – the Economic Link Group’s David Sheldon, Brian Nancarrow and Peter Smith present the petition to Snowy Valleys Mayor James Hayes at Tumut Council Chambers yesterday.

Snowy Valleys Council gratefully accepted a petition for the upgrade of the Brindabella Road at the Tumut chambers yesterday.

Unlike many petitions this was a form of thanks for council’s support for the project. “David Sheldon has collected several thousand signatures, both electronically and physically, and today we are thanking council for standing side by side with us, for their enthusiasm and making it their number one priority,” Brindabella Road – the Economic Link Group chairperson Brian Nancarrow said.

Mr Nancarrow is happy with the group’s progress.

“We have completed the business case and advisory statements from the region.” Snowy Valleys Council General Manager Matthew Hyde reaffirmed that the Brindabella Road project was the “highest priority” for council. Group member and Tumut resident Mr Sheldon, who has declared his independent candidacy for the Federal seat of Eden-Monaro, praised council for its “fantastic” role in supporting the project.

“However, this is a bigger project than the Snowy Valleys Shire Council; this is a federal project and it needs to go to Canberra,” he said. In accepting the petition, Snowy Valleys Shire Mayor James Hayes said the upgrade was a “major strategic aim” for council.