Due to Coronavirus and social distancing restrictions, there will be no face-to-face council meetings. The Council chambers meeting room will be closed to the public until further notice. All Council meetings can be viewed as they happen on Cowra Shire Council’s YouTube Channel. Previous Council meetings are also available to watch on this channel.
General Committee Meetings are held at 5.00pm on the 2nd Monday of each month (subject to change due to Public Holidays). The General Committee is responsible for researching and making recommendations to Council and does so in consultation with senior management and the community.
Council meetings are held at 5.00pm on the 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers (subject to change due to Public Holidays). 2020 meeting dates for both can for be viewed here.
The arrangements for community members to speak at Council meetings has changed with the decision to move meetings to a video-conferencing platform. Residents are still able to have their say on topics listed on the agenda for that meeting, but this will be done online. Speakers are still required to keep their statement to a limit of two to five mins.
If you wish to speak during the public forum section of the meeting (using video conferencing), please contact the General Manager's Office by phoning 6340 2013 by no later than midday on the day of the meeting to make arrangements.
Current or past council meeting agendas or minutes can be found here.
The NSW Parliament has passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020, comprising a broad range of amendments to existing laws to help combat the spread of the virus. The Bill amends the Local Government Act 1993 to now allow councils to hold official meetings remotely using audio visual links, instead of requiring councillors to be physically present at the meeting.