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Road closures during commemorations

Cowra's 70th anniversary commemorations of the POW Breakout will require a number of temporary road closures during the official ceremonies.

These events are on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5 with these closures necessary.

The closures comprise:

  • Sakura Ave — Monday, August 4 between 4– 6pm;
  • Darling Street between Bartlett St and Kendal St on Monday, August 4 between 4– 6pm;
  • Scenic Drive one-way from Bellevue Hill to Carleton Street on Monday, August 4 between 4– 6pm;
  • Heavy vehicle bypass of Kendal Street via Liverpool Street on Monday, August 4 between 4– 6pm.

There will also be speed limit reductions to 40km/h for Canowindra Road and Doncaster Drive on Monday, August 4 from 2–4pm and for parts of Wiltondale and Wynnefield Roads from 8–9am and Canowindra Road and Doncaster Drive from 10–12 noon on Tuesday, August 5.

For more information, contact Cowra Council on 6340 2070.

Download the 70th Anniversary Breakout Commemorations Program

70th Anniversary Breakout Program.pdf   

Cowra Tree Day give-away July 27

Cowra Council will be holding its annual tree day this Sunday, July 27 from 9–12 noon at Cowra Showground near the Sheep Pavilion.

Council will give away 2800 native trees, shrubs and grasses at the event which is Council's contribution to National Tree Day coordinated each year by Planet Ark with the theme this year of "Get Into Nature. Grow".

Tube stock that will be available free include native species indigenous to this area such as white box eucalyptus, yellow box eucalyptus, Blakely red gum, melaleuca tea tree, acacia, she-oaks, and native grasses.

Local Landcare groups including at Gooloogong also take advantage of the day for mass plantings of native trees in their areas.

To find out more about National Tree Day, contact Cowra Council National Tree Day Coordinator Mark Tucker on: 6340 2039 or visit treeday.planetark.org

Sewer re-lining for Cowra

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.