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Have your say in Cowra Seniors survey now!

Are you a Cowra senior and want to have your say on the Cowra Seniors Festival?

Cowra Council and Seniors Festival organisers are keen to hear your thoughts on what you really want from this annual week-long event in Cowra.

The survey follows this year's recently-concluded Festival which was our biggest-ever initiative with something exciting to do every day.

So we want to know... Was there too much on? Or not enough? Would you like different activities included? Now's your chance to let us know!

The short survey comprises eight brief questions seeking your opinion on the Festival. You can pick-up a survey form at Cowra Council's office in Kendal Street; complete an online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLCSGDD; or contact Community Projects at Council on 6340 2069 for a copy.

‘Help Us Help You’ campaign features local recycling facility staff

Barry Craig from Cowra Council features in a new ad campaign on local recycling facilities and their staff that aims to give residents a behind-the-scenes look at how recycling is sorted.

Barry says he's seen almost everything turn up in recycling waste, including dead animals.

"We are human, and we've got to touch your recycling. Take a little bit more care as to what goes in your recycling because we want to do our job and get all the recyclables out of the recycling."

Check out Barry, the Cowra MRF team and some of the Cowra Junior League players here!

Cowra leads NSW in new regional strategy project

Cowra is leading the way with planning for the future with recent launch of the State's first-ever Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS).

And the initiative wouldn't have been possible without the help of 1500 rate-paying business and agricultural property-owners in the Shire who participated in an online questionnaire, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said at the launch.

The Strategy aims to build on existing strengths in the region; identify new opportunities to enhance the development, performance and competitiveness of the region; and sets the region on a path towards sustainable economic development.

For a copy of the brochure, click here. For the full supporting analysis of the Strategy, click here.

Round Two of Stronger Country Communities Fund now open

Cowra Shire Council is encouraging sporting and community groups to put forward potential projects for Council's consideration under Round Two of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund.

"Council was successful in receiving just over $1 million in funding under Round One of this initiative for the building of an adventure playground for Cowra, enhancing the Lachlan River and Peace Precinct, and refurbishment of the Woodstock and Gooloogong halls," Cowra Mayor, Cr Bill West said.

"It's now time for Council to submit applications under Round Two on behalf of local community and sporting organisations for projects that are well advanced in their planning stages, with the necessary costings, plans and DA approvals in place if required," Cr West said.

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