In February 2022 Council accepted $11,250 in grant funding from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to undertake major rehabilitation and repair work at Cooma’s historic Christ Church Cemetery.
Council teams involved are pleased to announce that this project is now complete.
Work included the removal of rabbits and rabbit burrows, mowing and weeding, weed spraying, removal of invasive trees, rehabilitation of gravesites, and tree trimming.
This project was a collaborative effort between Council’s Biosecurity Team, inmates at Cooma Correctional Centre and local business ‘Snowy Mountains Tree Services’. Inmates on work release have been engaged to perform maintenance mowing, in addition to rabbit monitoring and weed spraying by Council’s Biosecurity Team.
Grant funded works like these provide the community with high quality services, infrastructure and maintenance at no (or low) cost to ratepayers.
Council’s commitment to financial sustainability means our pursuit of grant-funded opportunities – such as these works at Christ Church Cemetery – keeps Council’s costs down, and the level of service we provide our community high.