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Have trouble reading small type? Order our “Talking” Cowra Quarterly!

Want to keep updated with all Cowra Council news but have trouble reading the small type of print publications? Cowra Council offers a free “talking book” version of the Cowra Quarterly provided on a compact disk (CD) format. Narrated by Mr Ted Baker, the copy is emailed out to all residents on our subscriber list. To add your name to the list, contact Council on 6340 2087 or 6340 2086, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or write to: Public Relations, Cowra Council, Private Bag 342, Cowra, NSW 2794.

Cowra Gallery closed during November

Ending of the popular 2017 Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards at Cowra Regional Art Gallery this Sunday, October 29 will see closure of the Gallery for four weeks.

From Monday, October 30 until Friday, November 24 the Gallery will be closed for maintenance.

The venue will then reopen with the UpstART 2017 exhibition — showcasing a diverse range of works from high schools in the region from students in Years 10,11,12.


Major roadworks by the Roads and Maritime Services on the Mid-Western Highway at Cowra are nearing completion.

The NSW Government-funded maintenance upgrade between Shelley Street and the West Lachlan Bridge in Cowra is due for completion by the end of November.  Hours of work for the project were rescheduled to between 6pm to 6am from Mondays to Fridays following delays caused to local and through traffic. 

Work has involved resurfacing the road to extend the life of the road by up to 40 years, reinstating the existing turning lanes and painted medians, resurfacing the Lachlan Valley Way and Olympic Highway intersections and repainting road markings.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience during this important improvement work.

Who Will You Nominate for Cowra’s Australia Day Awards?

***Closing date extended to Friday 1 December 2017, 4.30pm***

Now’s the time to recognise the volunteers, community leaders, and givers in our community with a nomination in Cowra’s 2018 Australia Day Awards, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.

“It’s time to recognise those hard-working people in and around Cowra that quietly toil-away in our community, making our region a better place to live,” Cr West explained.

Cr West — together with Cowra’s Australia Day Committee co-chairs Cr Bruce Miller and Cr Ray Walsh — is encouraging everyone to consider nominating an individual or group they believe deserve recognition for their work in the community.

“Cowra is very fortunate to have so many individuals and groups that volunteer their time, week-after-week, to help others,” he said.

“Although these people don’t do it for the recognition, nomination for an Australia Day Award is a nice way to let these people know that their efforts are appreciated.” Nominations are being taken for the following Awards:

• Cowra Citizen of the Year

• Cowra Young Citizen of the Year

• Cowra Community Group of the Year

• Dr Warren Whiley Memorial Award (for significant contributions to Arts, Culture and Citizenship)

To nominate a worthy individual or group in Cowra, click here