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Latest Road Closures

Due to recent rain events within the Cowra Shire area, the following road closures have been put in place:

Closed Roads:

Back Creek Reserve Road in Cowra
Brooke Lane Cowra
Settlement Bridge Road, Canowindra
Bangaroo Bridge, Canowindra

Open with caution:

Belubula Way, Canowindra at Cherry Tree Falls bridge (40 km per hr restriction, gravel surface)
George Russell Drive, Canowindra at Gallagher's Lane

This advice is current as at 3pm Friday 22/07/2016.

Cowra Heavy Vehicle Bypass Review of Environmental Factors — Public Exhibition

The Cowra Heavy Vehicle Bypass Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is now on public exhibition and Council is inviting public comment until Friday 12 August 2016.

Copies are on public display in the foyer of Cowra Shire Council, 116 Kendal Street Cowra during office hours. The REF may also be viewed on the 'Public Exhibition' section of Council's website - here.

All submissions regarding the Cowra Heavy Vehicle Bypass REF must be made in writing to the General Manager, Cowra Shire Council, Private Bag 342, Cowra 2794 or via email to

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4pm, Friday 12 August 2016.

Expression of Interest: Festival Coordinator

The Cowra Festival of International Understanding is the premier annual festival in Cowra. In 2017 it will be held from 24 March to 7 April. The Festival showcases the culture of a different Guest Nation each year and incorporates exhibitions, a Festival Parade, a Festival Carnival and various civic and community based functions.

Click here for more information

Adopt a Pound Pet

Cowra Council's "Adopt a Pound Pet" Program is back on, now's your chance to offer a loving home to dogs and cats currently placed at the Cowra Pound.

"The program aims to reduce the euthanasia of cats and dogs that are brought to the Pound with no identification; Pound animals that are adopted are micro-chipped by Council to reduce the cost of registration by the new owner," Director — Environmental Services, Kate Alberry said.