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16 January 2019 - Cowra set to host another great Australia Day with a touch of romance!

31 December 2018 - Nominations are in for 2019 Australia Day Awards

19 December 2018 - GM's contract renewed for five years

19 December 2018 - 20 lots under the hammer at Valley View Estate

18 December 2018 - Apply now! CSU scholarship for Cowra students

4 December 2018 - Independent audit confirms Council's strong financial position

29 November 2018 - Dog Attack Fine Increase

22 November 2018 - Community is gearing up for 2019 Festival with Japan

31 October 2018 - Nominate and Celebrate! Australia Day Awards 2019

29 October 2018 - Central NSW ranked number 14 for top regions to visit

23 October 2018 - Festival launch announces Japan as guest nation

26 September 2018 - Aboriginal heritage preservation in Peace Precinct

26 September 2018 - Cowra pool opens with a new safety initiative for toddlers

25 September - Surveying begins for low level bridge traffic study

10 September - Human rights advocate to reflect on the Right to Peace

29 August 2018 - Low Level Bridge Traffic Study to Commence

23 August 2018 - Strong Results in Community Survey

24 July 2018 - Connect with nature this National Tree Day

4 July 2018 - Time to Have Your Say on Regional Communications

31 May 2018 - Saleyards open to highlight upgrades 

22 May 2018 - Playground initial stages open for exploration

15 May 2018 - Cemetery extension to serve community for 35 years

3 May 2018 - Get tickets now for Cowra War Memorial trip

20 April 2018 - Illegal storm-water connections threaten sewerage network

20 April 2018 - Have your say in Cowra's Seniors survey now!

17 April 2018 - Collecting Cowra's soil to remember our Anzacs

6 April 2018 - Mental health champion Nic returning to Cowra 

6 April 2018 - Saleyards upgrade to improve facilities, animal welfare

28 March 2018 - Round Two of Stronger Country Communities Fund now open

16 March 2018 - Cowra's first-ever "Seniors Festival" celebrates esteemed-elders

7 March 2018 - Climate Smart Innovation in the Central West

6 March 2018 - Nepal promises a Festival of vibrancy and inspiration

1 March 2018 - Local Environment PLan (LEP) proposal approved by Council

16 February 2018 - Tourism directory to help visitors 'Unearth' region's best experiences 

31 January 2018 - Call to local volunteer groups, apply for a Community Grant!

26 January 2018 - 2018 Australia Day Award Winners

8 January 2018 - Mental health advocate Cowra's 2018 Australia Day Ambassador

8 January 2018 - A list of local excellence in Australia Day Awards

Cowra Council’s financial position has been described as strong, with a net operating surplus of $5,237,000 for the 2017-2018 financial year.

 

Independent auditors, Intentus Chartered Accountants representing the Audit Office of NSW presented the annual Financial Statements Review at Council’s monthly meeting this week.

 

In presenting his report to Councillors, Senior Partner of Intentus, Mr John O’Malley was positive about Council’s financial management over the financial year ending June 30, 2018.

 

Mr O’Malley advised Councillors that the Council staff had done an excellent job in preparing for the audit and he was able to issue unqualified audit reports.

 

“Council has demonstrated during the turmoil in the industry over recent years, that we are financially sustainable and responsible and have consistently bettered the performance benchmarks set by the Office of Local Government,” General Manger, Paul Devery said.

 

Mayor of Cowra, Cr Bill West said that the results showed Council is acting responsibility in managing its finances and will continue its good work in service provision, long-term planning, and financial reliability.

 

"Council will continue to closely monitor our financial performance over coming years to ensure that our assets and staff continue to provide the services and facilities for our residents into the future," Cr West said.

 

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