Become a SnowDragon this Summer!

BECOME A SNOWDRAGON THIS SUMMER!

COME & TRY DRAGON BOATING ON LAKE JINDABYNE

Lake Jindabyne “SnowDragons” Dragonboat Club invites you to “Come & Try” Dragonboating on picturesque Lake Jindabyne. They welcome you to take up this opportunity on Saturday Mornings. Starting at 8:15am for a couple of hours, launching from the shores of Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne.

THIS COULD BE YOU!

Jump in a boat and circle Lion and Cub Islands, paddle down towards Jindabyne Dam or swing past Curiosity Rocks and meet up for a coffee afterwards and get to know the other Team Members. They’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about joining the Club.

Currently there are around 35-40 SnowDragons, and they’d love to see that number grow, especially as in early 2019 Jindabyne plays host to The Flowing Festival (a truly spectacular event where many teams come together to compete) and close by in Canberra in April, the National Dragonboat Championships will be held.

Dragon boating is a fast, fun and furious team sport. Its origins can be traced back 2500 years ago to ancient China where races played an important role during religious ceremonies and festivals. What better location to partake in this very social sport than Lake Jindabyne?

DRAGON BOATING HISTORY

Across the world today thousands of paddlers, men and women from the ages of twelve to over sixty, compete in events from local social races to huge international regattas. The Jindabyne SnowDragons Dragonboating Club welcomes you to experience for yourself the thrill of a paddle and the breathtaking views of Lake Jindabyne from within a Dragonboat.

WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO!

Whether it be for fitness, friendships, competition or fun, dragon boating is a welcome addition to an active lifestyle here in the Snowy Mountains.

Go on! Come and Give it a Try! It’s the best workout you’ll have sitting down!

 

BECOME A SNOWDRAGON THIS SUMMER!

New Solar Power Business for Jindabyne

Russell Vine, an active member of the community and Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce operates Snowy Regional Solar (SRS), a solar consultation, design and installation business to directly service the people in the Snowy-Monaro.

His business focus is based on reliably actioning work when it is expected, providing innovative, industry leading products, a deep choice of CEC approved products, efficiently and seamless installs, but most importantly, genuine service and meeting or exceeding your expectations.

As an accredited Clean Energy Council (CEC) design and installer, Russell can customise an integrated solar energy system to your requirements, as he combines the unusual and not found often in this industry, knowledge of both the product and the Snowy Region climatic challenges. Full CEC accreditation also ensures you receive all the small-scale Technical Certificates (STC’s) for your new system.

Russell will visit your premises, whether new, or existing residential or commercial, and discuss solar expectations and current electricity usage. If need be, a more comprehensive electrical energy audit from SRS might be appropriate. He will then make practical recommendations on how to improve consumption by changing habits, load shifting of tasks to cheaper energy time slots, and a comprehensive quote for an appropriate solar solution.

 


SRS supports their mantra of making solar easy on their website with a comprehensive “8 step process” and Q&A.


 

Russell Vine at the recent Mitre 10 Trade Expo in Jindabyne, explains the benefits of an LG solar system

Are you fed up with paying too much for your electricity?

Do you have a new house to build or renovation to complete and want a better energy solution? Are you one of the 51% of solar owners who have an underperforming or non-compliant solar system…or do you simply want to create a smaller carbon footprint as you pass through life?

Whatever the reason, if you find that you can answer “yes” to any of the above Snowy Regional Solar can help so give Russell a call on 02 6457 2864

 


“A huge thanks to Snowy Regional Solar and Managing Director, Russell Vine, for getting my solar panels, Tesla battery and PowerDiverter all working correctly together. Their expertise, attention to detail, and promptness was outstanding.”

Tony, from Tyrolean Village, East Jindabyne


 

Grand Opening Special

FREE for the summer months in the Snowy Monaro area, SRS is offering a PowerDiverter supplied and installed with every 5kW system ordered. The PowerDiverter can redirect up to 4.8kW of excess solar energy into the hot water storage or electric under flooring heating system saving you money from day one of your new solar energy installation.

Check out the offer at https://www.snowyregionalsolar.com.au/offer


 

Jindabyne Night Bus Timetable

Jindabyne Night Bus

The Jindabyne night bus service has started for 2017, operating all winter until 9 September.

Now in its 19th year, the evening service runs each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night during the ski season. The buses pick up and drop off passengers at key bus stops and local venues throughout Jindabyne, and buses have on-board security.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said last year that the Jindabyne night bus provides a safe late night transport option for the large population during the snow season.

“Roads and Maritime Services has provided support via the Community Road Safety fund to operate the Jindabyne night bus service for the past two decades,” he said.

“Jindabyne population balloons during winter and the service aims to improve road safety by reducing drink driving, drink walking and alcohol related safety issues.

“Two 21-seat buses have been operating on Wednesday and Saturday nights to provide a safe and reliable way for people to get home from restaurants and bars in the Jindabyne snow village, while one bus operates on Friday nights.

“Historically, the buses have moved about 5,500 patrons during the three month snow season but, this year, the figures have swelled owing to an influx of visitors due to the great snow season.

“The night bus has contributed to a reduction in drink driving and pedestrian injuries as patrons have a Plan B to make it home safely.”

Jindabyne Night Bus Key Information

  • 2 buses will operate on Wednesday & Saturday Nights from 9:45 PM – 2:04 AM
  • 1 bus will operate on Friday night from 9:45 PM – 1:44 AM
  • Buses to East Jindabyne on Wednesday only. Leaves Banjo Patterson Inn at   10:20 PM and 12:40 AM
  • Operates from 28 June to 9 September 2017
  • On-board security guard on each bus for your safety
  • $2 gold coin requested for travel

View and download the PDF timetable here or visit www.nightbus.com.au/jindabyne.

Jindabyne Night Bus 2017 poster

Skiiing is Not the Only Winter Sport in Jindabyne

Jindabyne Bushpigs player Brad Sanders

Whilst skiing and snowboarding are undoubtedly the most popular sports in Jindabyne throughout Winter, traditional winter sporting codes such as Rugby Union and Football thrive in the town.

The Jindabyne Bushpigs rugby union club has a rich history, since it was founded in 1983 over a beer between mates at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel. In their first full season in 1984 they won the ACT sub-districts grand final! The club now fields 8 teams across junior and senior competitions throughout the Monaro and South Coast region, including the Under 10s Piglets, two junior girls’ teams known as the Miss Piglets, to the senior women’s Miss Piggies and senior men’s Bushpigs.

The Bushpigs’ home ground at John Connors Oval is arguably one of the most picturesque in Australia, overlooking Lake Jindabyne and the mountain vista.

Bushpigs home ground John Connors Oval

Jindabyne Bushpigs rugby union club’s home ground would have to be one of the most picturesque in Australia

Joining a local sporting club is one of the best ways for new residents to meet people and make instant best mates, and the Bushpigs are no exception. The club mainly comprises year-round residents, but welcomes seasonal workers and long-term holiday makers alike. Basically anyone that is keen to brave the conditions and long bus trips to away games is welcome to have a run!

If you just want to watch a game, come along to the oval, sit on the grand stand or hill and enjoy a frosty beer and hot sausage sanga as you cheer the Bushpigs to a win!

The season usually starts April and runs through to July or August. Training is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45pm for Juniors and 6:00pm for Seniors. Saturday is Rugby Day!

For more information visit https://bushpigs.com.au/


 

For those who prefer “The World Game” Jindabyne Junior Soccer Club (JJSC) is a Junior Club of Cooma Football Club.

JJSC welcomes boys & girls aged 5 to 11 years to participate in the Local CFC Winter Junior Soccer Competition.

NB: Boys & Girls U/12’s+ participate in the Capital Football Competition, representing our Parent Club as a Cooma Tigers Player.

Junior soccer is FFA approved & based on small-sided football guidelines, specifically & expertly designed for each age group, ensuring more touches of the ball, fast skill development & maximum fun.

Training: JJSC Training is held each Wednesday during the Winter soccer season from 3:30pm at John Connors Oval, Jindabyne.

Registration:
Registration includes Competition, Player Insurance (however, not Ambulance Cover), End-of-Season CFC Gala Day, BBQ, Trophy & Gift Presentation (for all financially registered Players).

Form more information visit the Jindabyne Junior Soccer Club Facebook page.

So go ahead and get along to one of the town’s local sporting clubs to play team sport in Jindabyne!

Jindabyne 2016 Census Data Released

Data from the 2016 Australian Census has been released, indicating that the Jindabyne population has grown by 7.7% in the 5 years since the last census was conducted. The national growth rate according to Total Usual Resident Census Count is 8.8%.

Total population numbers for Jindabyne and the wider 2627 postcode are below, along with a snapshot of the Quickstats from the census.

 

Jindabyne

2016: 2,629

2011: 2,441

2627 Postcode

2016: 4,622

2011: 4,400