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Community Funding Opportunities — Small Environmental Projects

Cowra Shire Council's Natural Resources Management Advisory Committee is currently seeking expressions of interest from schools, community groups and organisations interested in undertaking small environmental projects that make a positive difference to the natural living environment in the Cowra Shire.

The project's aim is to encourage community involvement in environmental awareness, through sustainable practices, rehabilitation, education and/or restoration.

Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals outlining their project. Projects with an educational component and joint projects with other community groups are encouraged. For more information and to see past projects, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y7qzsacu

‘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.