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Cowra Council goes it alone on “Fit for the Future”

Cowra Council has confirmed that it intends to apply to stand-alone under the State Government's "Fit for the Future" initiative.

Council voted unanimously to seek to retain its current status at an Extraordinary Council meeting last night, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.

"Council is, however, prepared to continue to talk with neighbouring councils that are likely to be affected by amalgamations and boundary changes," Cr West said.

"Every Council in NSW was reviewed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) who found that only 40 per cent of the State's Council's, rightly or wrongly, were suitable to stand-alone into the future — we were one of that number," Cr West said.

Illegal dumping into recycling investigated

It's the thoughtlessness that wastes days of work, endangers workers health, and costs thousands of dollars to Cowra Council; illegal dumping of cement into Council's recycling bins.

Council's Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) staff have — for the second time in three weeks — been forced to dump tonnes of recycling material into landfill after contamination by illegal depositing of concrete and ash bags into recycling units.

"We're investigating, using a process of elimination, the likely source of the bags and will be fining anyone who we're found has carried out this act," Supervisor, Waste Operations, Craig Lynch said.

Doncaster Drive Road Works

Cowra Council is upgrading Doncaster Drive at north Cowra. The work includes strengthening and widening of the pavement out to eight metres and is expected to take approximately three weeks. There may be minor disruptions from this work and Council is seeking the co-operation and patience of residents during this time.

The work includes Council sealing driveways from the edge of the new work to the edge of the table-drain.

Residents requiring a quote to continue the seal onto their boundary can contact Kris Beaumont or Tony Haydon on 6340 2070.