Candidates’ seminar — how to nominate
A seminar for anyone considering nominating for the Local Government elections in September is being held in Cowra.
The seminar, on Tuesday July 3, will provide information on who can be a candidate and how to nominate; campaigning and election advertising; “how-to-vote” material; the public scrutiny of candidates; and funding and disclosure obligations.
The seminar will be run by the Election Funding Authority at Cowra Council Chambers from 5–8pm; subscription is available at:
Candidates’ seminar — being a councillor
A seminar on the responsibilities of being a councillor in Local Government is being organised by Cowra Shire Council.
The seminar, to be run by Local Government Learning Solutions, is on Thursday July 12 from 6–9pm at Cowra Council Chambers.
This candidate information seminar will cover: the key requirements for becoming a councillor; code of conduct and conflict of interest issues;
key expectations and potential challenges; and the role of a Councillor in our governmental system.
For more information or to book a place for this seminar; contact Clare Taylor at Cowra Council on 6340 2013.
Road Closure – Friday July 6
Residents are advised that, as part of NAIDOC week celebrations, a public march will be held in Kendal Street, commencing at Squire Park. For this march, Kendal Street, from Brisbane Street through to Edgell Park (over the bridge) will be closed from 10.30–11.00am on Friday 6
July. For more information, contact Council's Operations Department on 6340 2070.
The next drumMUSTER will be held on Monday July 2 2012. 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.
Alcohol-free Zone for Picnic Races
Council gives notice, in accordance with Part 4 of Chapter 16 of the Local Government Act, that an Alcohol-Free Zone is in force in the following locations for one 24-hour period from 9am on 6 July 2012 (the day of the Picnic Races meeting) until 9am, 7 July 2012 for the area of:
• the Mid Western Highway (Grenfell Road) from the intersection with Olympic Way (Young Road) extending west to the intersection with
• Olympic Way (Young Road) from the intersection with the Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road) extending south to the intersection with
• Lyall Street from the intersection with the Olympic Way (Young Road) extending west to the intersection with Hartley Street;
• The entire length of Walker Street;
• The entire length of Hassan Street;
• The entire length of Haig Street;
• The entire length of Shelley Lane;
• The entire length of Shelley Street;
• The entire length of Bramall Street;
• The entire length of Bramall Lane;
• The entire length of William Lane;
• William Street from the intersection with the Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road) extending south to the intersection with Lyall Street;
• The entire length of Showground Lane;
• The entire length of Ribands Way;
• Hartley Street from the intersection with Cowra Road extending south to the intersection with Lyall Street;
• Cowra Road from the intersection with Showground Lane extending west to the intersection with Hartley Street;
• Public places within the Alcohol-Free Zone that are a carpark or part of a carpark including Bryant Park.
Railway Lane and Brisbane St road closures
From mid-June for a period of six months, Railway Lane and Brisbane Street will be partly-closed for the construction of new offices.
Railway Lane will have half the road closed from Brisbane Street to the Senior Citizens Centre, and “No Parking” will also be in place on the northern side of the street.
Those affected by these road closures will include Cowra Public School, and businesses in Railway Lane and Brisbane Street. Cowra Council apologises for the inconvenience that that these closures will incur.
Road Work on Forbes Road and Gooloogong Village
Council is undertaking widening and strengthening of the road shoulders on Forbes Road, 30–35km from Cowra through Gooloogong village. Work is expected to finish in mid-July. Council will be carrying out this work under contract for the Roads and Maritime Services
(RMS). Temporary delays will occur at various times, depending on the progress of the works.
Council apologises for the inconvenience that these delays will incur. For more information, contact Cowra OperationsDepartment on 6340
NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards
The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards are now calling for nominations.
The Awards provide an opportunity for community groups, businesses and individuals to receive recognition and acknowledgement for a job well done. By nominating someone you know achieving socially, economically or environmentally, we can showcase the valuable assets of our community – our people.
Nominations are open in the following categories:
The Crown Lands Crown Reserve Trust Managers Award
The NSW Department of Primary Industries Community of the Year Award
The NSW Department of Trade & Investment Business Development Organisation Award
The NSW Department of Trade & Investment Events and Tourism Award The Salvation Army Employment Plus Business and Employment Award The Peabody Environment and Landcare Award
The Prime Super Regional and Rural Development Award
The Essential Energy Regional Service Award
Nominate for a chance to win a share in $40,000 from the Commonwealth Bank or an advertising package on PRIME7. All category winners will also receive hand-crafted glass trophies. Winners will be announced in Orange at the Gala Dinner Presentation hosted by event sponsor, Orange Ex-Services Club, on Saturday October 27.
For more information or nominations, contact the Awards Office on 1300 735 445 or visit the website at: nsw.awardsaustralia.com.
Cowra Regional Art Gallery — News
Now showing — SHELL-SHOCKED: Australia after Armistice on tour from the National Archives of Australia, Canberra. An exhibition
based on personal stories of immense power. It depicts the grief of mothers whose sons died but had no known burial place — lost forever in foreign fields. Experience the individuality of local town memorials — built by communities in an effort to come to terms with their loss and to honour those lives — continues to 22 July 2012
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10–4pm and Sunday 2–4pm. General admission free. Groups welcome. For more information tel.6340 2190
Below: A ward in an ANZAC hostel (Courtesy National Archives of Australia)