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Draft Cowra Community Participation Plan

Cowra Council has prepared a Draft Cowra Community Participation Plan (CPP).

The requirement to prepare a CPP is a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The purpose of the CPP is to set out how Cowra Council will engage with our community on all of the planning functions that we perform.

Members of the general public are invited to make a written submission to Council on the draft plan up until close of business on 10 February 2020.

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Footpath Trading Permit

Council has recently undertaken a Footpath Trading audit of the Cowra CBD. A letter was sent to shop owners/business with existing signs and outdoor furniture advising them that they are required to lodge an application for a Footpath Trading Permit.

Council recognises the importance of having a vibrant and active main street and has resolved to waive the application fee for businesses who apply for the permit before Monday 24 February 2020. The annual fee for the permit will also be waived for the first year or until 2021.

The Footpath Trading Permit will enable business owners to provide alfresco dining, or the opportunity to promote their business through signage or furniture placed on the footpath outside their shopfront.

Businesses will be required to supply up to date insurances and site plans, as part of the application process. Applications close Monday 24 February 2020 and are to be submitted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information please contact Council’s Environmental Services Department on (02) 6340 2040.

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Apply now! 2020 CSU scholarship for Cowra students

Scholarships are now open for Cowra Council's Charles Sturt University (CSU) Scholarship for 2020.

The $3000 scholarship is awarded annually by Council for a local student in their first year at CSU at either the Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga or Port Macquarie campuses.

Scholarship applications will close on Wednesday, 05 February 2020. Apply here.

Cowra CBD Footpath Refurbishment Progress

The New Year brings work to the CBD Reconstruction Project!

There was a delay to the western end of Kendal Street over the Christmas break due to the discovery of two petrol tanks on the road reserve that date back to the 1920’s. It required the site to be closed so that environmental consultants and SafeWork NSW could assess the tanks and drain the 4,400 litres fuel and water mixture. Testing of the surrounding subsoil was also undertaken. Read more.

Summary of Decisions - December 2019 Cowra Shire Council Meeting

A summary of decisions from the December 2019 Council Meeting is now available here.