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Cowra Seniors Week 2017

NSW Seniors Week runs from 3 to 12 March 2017. Council is pleased to once again work in partnership with a range of local community organisations and businesses to deliver a full program of events for this year's Seniors Week in Cowra.

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Brisbane Street and Brisbane Avenue Connection

Cowra Council, as contractor to John Holland Group, will be undertaking road works to connect Brisbane Street to Brisbane Avenue. The work is being completed for Transport for New South Wales through John Holland Rail's Country Regional Network (CRN) contract.

Works are planned to start in early February and are expected to take 6–8 weeks to complete. Work will include drainage, kerb and gutter, a new footpath, and relocation of a water main and "stay pole" for electricity.

Access to private residences/properties will not be affected by the work. To facilitate the work there will however be no through traffic to Argoon Street from Brisbane Street, and to Neila Street from Brisbane Avenue. Residents and motorists are also advised that there may be minor disruptions to traffic during this time.

Council will have traffic control measures in place during the work and all temporary signage and traffic control measures should be followed. Council apologises for the inconvenience this project will cause while this important work is undertaken. For more information regarding the project, contact Council's Infrastructure and Operations Department on (02) 6340 2070.

Cowra Community Grants Program

Are you a Cowra Shire community group in need of new equipment or improvements to a building? Cowra Council's Community Grants Program may be for you!

Round Two of the $50,000 Cowra Community Grants Scheme 2016-17 opens on Wednesday 1 February 2017 and eligible individuals and community groups have until Tuesday 28 February 2017 to lodge their applications.

"The response to Round One of the Community Grant Program last year was very positive, with over $24,000 in funding awarded to 22 very deserving community projects," said General Manager, Paul Devery.

Successful applicants in Round One Grants were for a variety of important local projects including money for mattresses to needy families; film-making and musical workshops; restoration and repair work on community buildings; and helping local sports clubs to upgrade their equipment:

Report grass fire hazards to RFS!

Near-record winter and spring rains in the district has led to runaway grass growth in the Shire.

Cowra residents are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that grass on their properties is kept mown to a reasonable height.

Residents concerned about urban, semi-rural, and rural blocks that are becoming fire hazards are urged to contact the NSW Rural Fire Service, Canobolas Zone to log details with Zone Technical Officer, Geoff Selwood. He can be contacted on 6363 6666, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NBN guide for Central West

A new Telecommunications Infrastructure Support Guide explaining the NBN rollout and Mobile Black Spot Program was recently launched.

The Support Guide has been specifically designed to assist businesses and community groups to better understand how they might be affected by telecommunications infrastructure roll-outs planned for the region and, importantly, how they might contribute to the development of telecommunications infrastructure.

The Guide also encourages business and community groups that can contribute information to Mobile Network Operators to help rectify mobile black spots.

For a copy of the Guide, go to: www.rdacentralwest.org.au/initiatives/telecommunications/