About Council

Image of the Cowra Council Logo in Colour

Our organisation

Cowra Council's Senior Management Team consists of:

Mr Paul Devery - General Manager

Ms Larissa Hackett - Director of Environmental Services
Health, building and regulatory services, planning and development, Ranger Services

Mr Dirk Wymer - Director of Infrastructure and Operations
Water, sewerage, roads, parks and gardens, airport, aquatic centre

Mr Michael Jones - Director of Corporate Services
Finance, rates and water billing, art gallery, civic centre, community events

Our vision

A leading, innovative and creative community, proud of our place in history, offering opportunity with the best of country living.

Our values

In all our dealings we will...

  • Show and grow leadership
  • Be positive and work together
  • value each other and what we have
  • create opportunities for our next generations.

Council Civic Crest

The crest portrays local rock outcrops with an eagle atop to represent “Cowra Rocks”, the site of the river crossing that became known as Cowra, and Mulyan, the aboriginal name for eagle.

Corporate Logo

The logo represents a stylised classical Japanese pagoda that symbolises the enduring ties between Cowra and Japan. These ties began with the internment of thousands of Japanese prisoners of war at Cowra during World War II and the tragic Cowra breakout in August 1944. The repetitious uneven line work of the logo; refined in shape and colour; represents that art of calligraphy and also symbolise canola crops in bloom; pastures and the waterways of the Lachlan River and Wyangala Dam; and the wings of an eagle. The logo also recognises the strong indigenous culture in Cowra and acknowledge the original custodians of the land.