Cooma is the crossroads of the electorate. It’s the portal to the Sapphire Coast in the east, Snowy Mountains to the south, Snowy Valleys in the west, and Queanbeyan-Palerang region to the north. Cooma was one of Australia’s first multicultural communities with an influx of migrants settling in the community as they built the Snowy Scheme.
The region is home to the Snowy Hydro scheme which provides clean power to more than one million Australian homes and businesses, with more on the way through Snowy 2.0.
It’s a diverse electorate with employment coming from the public sector, service industries, tourism, agriculture and small business.