Infrastructure - Plans and reports

Cowra Heavy Vehicle Bypass REF and Options Report

As part of Council's consultation regarding the upgrade of Kendal Street, the local community expressed concerns regarding the conflict in the CBD between pedestrians and heavy vehicles.

In 2012, Council engaged GHD to prepare a report which investigated the options available for a heavy vehicle bypass of Cowra's CBD in Kendal Street. The final options report can be downloaded here(PDF, 30MB) .

The preferred route adopted by Council Option 3; a PDF image of this route can be seen here(PDF, 1MB) .

In 2014, Geolyse was engaged to prepare a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the preferred route. The final REF and appendices can be found below.

Review of Environmental Factors Cowra Heavy Vehicle Bypass(PDF, 8MB)

Appendix A - Consideration of Clause 228 (2) Factors and Matters of National Environmental Significance(PDF, 102KB)

Appendix B - Groundwater Bores(PDF, 95KB)

Appendix C - Landscape Character Zone Maps(PDF, 2MB)

Appendix D - Regulatory Consultees Responses(PDF, 5MB)

Appendix E - Summary of Councillor Meeting(PDF, 268KB)

Appendix F - Matters Raised at Public Meetings(PDF, 792KB)

Appendix G - Letter Sent to Residents(PDF, 4MB)

Appendix H - Summary of Public Submissions Received(PDF, 223KB)

Appendix I - Hydrology Analysis(PDF, 5MB)

Appendix J - Ecological Assessment(PDF, 6MB)

Appendix K - Air Quality Assessment(PDF, 4MB)

Appendix L - Noise and Vibration Assessment(PDF, 3MB)

Appendix M - Traffic Assessment(PDF, 11MB)

Appendix N - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment(PDF, 11MB)

Council is currently assessing the next steps in the planning process for the implementation of the heavy vehicle bypass.


Heavy Vehicle Routes Policy(PDF, 172KB)

Public Gates and Vehicle Bypass Policy(PDF, 230KB)