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Recycling good for community, environment, local economy

Maximising recycling rates in Cowra Shire is good for the environment, the community, and the local economy, Cowra Tidy Towns Chair, Councillor Judi Smith said.

Cowra Council operates a range of successful recycling initiatives that save limited natural resources and reduce landfill while reducing costs to ratepayers and residents, Cr Smith said.

"As well as a regular roadside recycling service for town residents, there is also a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Cowra's Materials Recycling Facility, a service to separate rubbish loads at the MRF for recycling, a plastic shopping bag exchange, and a mobile phone drop-off service at Council," Cr Smith explained.

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Asbestos removal training

Cowra Council and TAFE are joining forces to provide the community with important asbestos removal training.

Two courses are on offer:

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• Non Friable Asbestos Removal - 2 and 3 October 2017 at TAFE Cowra

• Asbestos Removal Supervisor - 4 October 2017 at TAFE Cowra

Expressions of interest must be received by the 23 August 2017, so TAFE can secure the funding to be able to provide this training in Cowra.

Subject to funding approval from Training Services NSW, your course fees will be fully subsidised. To access Government subsidised training in NSW you must be:

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or NZ citizen
  • Aged 15yrs or older and no longer at school and
  • Living or working in NSW

The training is limited to 20 people so get in quick and register your interest!

To do this, please contact Director of Environmental Services, Kate Alberry on e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR ph: (02) 6340 2045.

Young Peacemakers to be recognised

Do you know a young person that embodies the spirit of peace in their words and actions? Well now's the time to nominate them for the 2017 Cowra Youth Peace Award.

The annual award is coordinated by the Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association and seeks to recognise a young person who has served the community by making a sustained effort to help others.

This year, the Peace Bell Association has extended the nomination process to the Rotary Club of Cowra Senior Peace Award as well, giving community members another opportunity to recognise hard-working volunteers in our town.

Nominations close on Friday, 1 September, with the Awards to be announced at the World Peace Day dinner on Tuesday, September 19. For Youth Peace Award nominations, click here. For Rotary Club of Cowra Senior Peace Award nominations, click here

Public Display of Draft Natural Resource Management Delivery Plan

Council invites all interested persons, community groups and businesses to inspect the Draft Natural Resource Management Delivery Plan, currently on public exhibition until Friday 25 August 2017.

Read more here.

Sewer Rehabilitation in Cowra

Cowra Council will be carrying out sewer rehabilitation work commencing Monday, 31 July over the next 3 months in the vicinity of the following roads:

Berowra Street, Binni Creek Road, Bligh Lane, Dowell Street, Kibbler Street, Kite Street, Kooralla Walk, Lee Street, Morilla Street, Newcombe Street, Redfern Street, Sheahan Street, Stewart Street, Taronga Drive, Victor Street and Wahroonga Street.

Residents will be notified by mail within 48 hours prior to work being carried out. It is advisable to leave your toilet lids down while cleaning works are being completed.

For more information, contact Cowra Council on 6340 2070.