Monday 6, August
The previously-advertised announcement that Cowra Council offices would be closed on Monday 6 August has now been cancelled. Monday, 6 August will now be a normal working day for Cowra Council with all offices and services operating as per usual.
Extraordinary Council Meeting
An Extraordinary Meeting of Cowra Shire Council has been set down for 5pm on Monday, 6 August 2012 at Cowra Council Chambers. The meeting is to discuss the consideration of tenders for upgrade works at Cowra Treatment Plant.
Council staff will be making some modifications to the water supply reservoir at Koorawatha on Saturday 4 August. Because of these modifications, the village’s water supply will be affected on this day between the hours of 9–5pm.
Both of Cowra Shire Council’s garbage service vehicles were out of action due to mechanical repairs on Tuesday, 31 July.
Because of this, the recycling bins due to be emptied on Tuesday July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 were unable to picked-up this week.
All residents, however, are asked to put out their recycling bins next week with their general rubbish for pick-up. The recycling bins will be processed during the week.
Cowra Council apologises for the inconvenience that this situation has incurred for residents and ratepayers.
For more information, contact Cowra Council’s Waste Operations Supervisor Craig Lynch on (02) 6340 2140, mob. 0427 409 042.
The next drumMUSTER will be held on Monday 13 August. drumMUSTER is a program for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers. Bookings are essential and can be made with the Materials Recycling Facility on: 6340 2140.
2012 Local Government Elections — 8 September 2012
Nominations will be accepted at the Council Chambers during business hours until 12noon Wednesday 8 August 2012 by Executive Assistant, Clare Taylor who can be contacted on 6340 2013 and at the Returning Office, 189–205 Boorowa Street, Young.
The Returning Officer, Mary Moffitt will also be available to take nominations by appointment at Cowra Council Chambers on the morning of Tuesday 7 August during the nomination period. Please call 6382 7697 for an appointment.
Pre-poll voting will be available in Council’s Public Meeting Room from Monday 27 August to Friday 7 September 2012.
For further information on the 2012 Local Government Elections please call the Electoral Commission Hotline on 1300 135 736.
Cowra Council gives notice of its intention to provide financial assistance of approximately $15,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis to enable PG Aviation at Cowra Airport to engage a professional firm to investigate its business expansion options. Written submissions on this proposal may be made to Cowra Council General Manager Paul Devery by Friday, 24 August at Cowra Shire Council, Private Bag 342, Cowra 2794 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more enquiries, contact Cowra Council General Manager, Paul Devery on 6340 2013.
“No Stopping” in Railway Lane
Motorists using Railway Lane and Brisbane Street are reminded of important changes to local road conditions.
Due to demolition and construction works being carried out at the old Ellis building opposite the Motor Registry in Railway Lane, parking arrangements have been temporarily changed from hourly (1P) parking to "No Stopping".
Motorists are not permitted to stop or park for any amount of time in the sign-posted ‘No Stopping’ areas. The “No Stopping” arrangements apply at all times.
While some motorists are under the misapprehension that the conditions only apply during business and construction hours; the ‘No Stopping’ signs are 24-hours, seven days a week.
Council has received a number of complaints about motorists parking and dropping-off passengers in the “No Stopping” area and the parking rules will be closely monitored by Council and enforced. Pedestrians however will still have access at this juncture and the Bus Zone in Railway Lane will remain in operation.
Water Treatment Upgrade
Following a recent Cowra Shire Council decision; Council has resolved to spend up to $2.5 million on an upgrade of Cowra’s Water Treatment Plant. This project is to be loan-funded. Council welcomes submissions on this project on or before Friday, August 3 2012.
Cowra Regional Art Gallery — News
During the past week, the Gallery has been undergoing a facelift and will re-open at 12 noon on Saturday 4 August with the exhibition NEW DIRECTIONS: Sydney Printmakers. This is an exciting and diverse exhibition of high-quality fine art and limited edition prints by more than 50 of Australia’s leading printmakers. Commencing at 12.30pm is an exhibition floor talk followed by the official opening from 1pm.Visitors to the floor talk will be informed about the various printmaking techniques the artists have used in the exhibition including traditional techniques such as etching, lino and woodblock printing and lithographs as well as computer-generated images and ‘hybrid prints’ in which several techniques are combined. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the Gallery on: 6340 2190. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10–4pm and Sunday 2–4pm. Admission is free.
A number of local businesses have assisted with the Gallery upgrade comprising: J & D Lazarou, Cowra Carpet Court, John R Waters Electrical, Datavoice Communications, John Walsh (painter), Phill’s Blinds and Awnings, and the Cowra Men’s Shed.