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And the winners are....

Mayor of Cowra, Cr Bill West was astounded at the calibre, quantity and diversity of the Australia Day 2016 Award nominations.

This year's winners were annouced today at the Australia Day Awards presentation at the Cowra Civic Centre and received their certificates from Cowra's 2016 Australia Day Ambassador, entertainer, Deni Hines.

"With such a large number of outstanding people to choose from, I applaud the judging panel in making their choices. It would have been an extremely difficult decision knowing the significant contributions of the nominees to our community," Cr West said.

While congratulating the winners, Cr West also commended all award nominees, "who in many cases, are the quiet achievers. The people that go about their business without fuss or fanfare, donating their time to help others without expectation."

And the winners are:

Pavement Rehabilitation Works – Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road) SH6W

Pavement Rehabilitation Works – Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road) SH6W

Cowra Council will shortly commence improvements to the pavement and widening of Grenfell Road, SHW6. The project as issued by Roads and Maritime Services requires the rehabilitation of a 6km section over 3 years.

Works are planned to be completed in 2km sections, from 13km to 19km West of Cowra. The first 2km section is programmed to start on 21 January 2016 at chainage 15km (or 6km west of Barryrennie Road). Work is expected to take between 6-8 weeks weather permitting.

Access to private residences/properties will not be affected by the work.

Residents and motorists are advised that there may be minor disruptions to traffic during this time. There will be traffic control in place and all temporary signage and traffic control measures should be followed. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience while this important work is carried out.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the work please call

(02) 6340 2070.