Contractors for Cowra Council are scheduled to soon commence a $1million project to reline old sewer mains throughout Cowra.
The works are part of a 50 per cent Federal Government-funded program that will see approximately eight kilometres of mains being renewed.
The work will be done using trenchless technology which allows work to be done with minimal disturbance to the streetscape.
Affected residents will receive written notification from contractors prior to the work commencing. For any questions, contact Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Department on 6340 2070.
Local businesses in Railway Lane are to be notified of the closure of the Lane for a day in mid-July for final asphalting work to complete the redevelopment.
Completion of the project is expected to be finalised by late-July, weather permitting.
Shoppers and diners should note that, despite the ongoing works, local businesses "Cellarbrations" and "Tastebuds" are remaining open throughout.
The final stage of the project will involve final asphalting of the road surface and the conversion from overhead to underground power for the Lane.
Stage Four of the work has seen the closure of the Darling Street end of the works with two way-traffic conditions continuing for the Brisbane St end of the Lane.
Helping to create new employment opportunities in the central west is the aim of a new State Government initiative in the region that is being supported by Cowra Council.
The Central West Jobs Action Plan (CWJAP) is a key element of the Government's response to significant economic structural adjustments that have resulted in job losses in the region. The Plan has been developed to focus Government assistance on business investment and infrastructure projects that have strong job creation potential for the region.
The Plan includes programs and services available that could provide access to government funding, tax relief, export and relocation assistance, and more.
Businesses and organisations with projects that could result in positive economic outcomes for the Shire are invited to contact Cowra Council's Business Officer, Ponie de Wet, on 6340 2038 for more information.