Railway Lane and Brisbane St road closures
Stirloch Construction has commenced the demolition and construction of a new building opposite the Motor Registry in Railway Lane (the old Ellis building). Barricading and new pedestrian access are expected to be finalised by Monday, July 9 with construction traffic on the site from next week.
Residents should note that parking arrangements adjacent to the Motor Registry in Railway Lane have been changed from hourly (1P) parking to "No Stopping" meaning that no stopping or parking is permitted in this vicinity. Pedestrians however will still have access at this juncture and the Bus Zone in Railway Lane will remain in operation.
Site Manager for Stirloch Construction, Shannon Kearns, has assured Council that every effort will be made to minimise disruption to this key business area. For more information, contact: Shannon Kearns ShannonK@stirloch.com.au
CBD Master Plan in shopfront display
Find out more about Cowra Council’s draft proposal main street redevelopment from Council staff at a special shopfront display.
The shopfront allows residents to find out more about the CBD Traffic Management and Redevelopment Master Plan recently approved for public exhibition by Cowra Council.
Council’s staff will be available at the shopfront to answer any questions, concerns, or issues on the proposed redevelopment.
The public exhibition will be in the shopfront on the corner of Kendal and Macquarie Street Cowra starting on Tuesday, July 3 from 10–4pm and open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a four-week period.
The plans can also be viewed at Cowra Council Chambers in Kendal St, at Cowra Library in Darling St, and at: www.cowraregion.com.au/home/?id=2468
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.
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 Hartley Street;
• Olympic Way (Young Road) from the intersection with the Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road) extending south to the intersection with Lyall Street;
• 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.
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.
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 Operations Department on 6340 2070.
In the event a home-owner experiencing a discharge of sewer from a boundary inspection shaft or gully trap, the first course of action should be to contact a plumber. The plumber will then determine responsibility for the spill.
Cowra Regional Art Gallery — News
Now showing — SHELL-SHOCKED: Australia after Armistice. A touring exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War I from the National Archives of Australia, Canberra.
This memorable exhibition explores the personal impact of war on Australian men, women and children, and the nation’s attempts to recover from the loss or injury of almost three-quarters of its soldiers serving overseas. It shows how the nation channelled its grief into public commemoration, honouring the fallen with national monuments and ubiquitous small town memorials.
The exhibition features photographs, personal letters, service files and memorabilia from the National Archives collection — continues to 22 July 2012.
Shell- Shocked is accompanied by Mapping our Anzacs, an innovative and popular website including information on servicemen and their communities in a fundamentally different way, using Google Maps technology. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10–4pm and Sunday 2–4pm. General admission free. Groups welcome.
For more information tel: 6340 2190.