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Correction to Village/Rural Recycling Calendar

Council apologises for the printing error in the current Village/Rural Fortnightly Recycling Collection Calendar (magnet). A revised calendar is available at here or a printed copy is available at Customer Service. Council apologises again for any inconvenience caused.

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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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 - January 2020 Cowra Shire Council Meeting

A summary of decisions from the January 2020 Council Meeting is now available here.

Cowra Community Grants Program

Are you a community group with a worthwhile project? Need new equipment or improvements to a building? Then, Cowra Council's Community Grants Program may be for you!

The next round of Cowra Council's $50,000 Community Grants Program is now open with eligible individuals and community groups having until Friday 28 February 2020 to lodge applications.

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