On Australia Day, we reflect on our nation's true history, which began tens of thousands of years ago with the First Australians – the world's oldest living culture – and on the impact that European settlement had on our First Australians and their way of life.
We respect their extensive of knowledge of land, sea and sky, which allowed them to care for Country as they would a family member. We reflect on our modern history – the waves of immigration that have shaped us into one of the world's great multicultural success stories.
We respect that, regardless of where we come from, the faith we follow or the language we grew up speaking, we are all Australian and we all have a contribution to make.
And we celebrate our nation's place in the world – a proud, ancient, multicultural nation built on shared values that allow us to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that other nations aspire to.
We celebrate Country and how the land and sky defines our Australian identity – from the saltwater to the freshwater, from the rainforest to the desert.
Exploring 30 years of life in the Cowra Shire, Cowra: Into the 21st Century includes contributions from over 150 local authors and photographers. This beautifully illustrated 400 page hard cover book, provides an overview of the progress and development of the Shire from the years 1988 to 2018, shining a light on its residents and their achievements. Cowra: Into the 21st Century retails for $49.95 and can be purchased from Council's Customer Service Centre in Kendal St, or from a number of awesome local retailers or venues: Read more.
Cowra Council will commence sewer pipe relining from Friday 18 September in the vicinity of the following roads:
Allambie Place, Berowra Street, Belmore Street, Binni Creek Road, Bourke Street, Cooyal Street, Courallie Street, Comerford Street, Coolabah Crescent, Darling Street, Dowell Street, Dungaleer Street, Fitzroy Street, Holman Lane, Holman Place, Kanangra Street, Jindalee Circuit, Kite Street, LachIan Street, LachIan Industrial Road, Lentara Street, Liverpool Street, Logan Street, Lowan Place, Lyall Street, Macquarie Street, Morilla Street, Mulyan Street, Narang Place, Nangar Street, Nelson Street, Parkes Street, Phillips Street, Pitt Street, Redfern Street, Sidlowe Place, Taronga Drive, Victor Street, Yarrabilly Drive, Wahroonga Street, Weeroona Place.
Work is expected to be completed over the next five to six months - weather permitting. Residents will be notified by mail within 48 hours before work is to be carried out in your area. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, contact Cowra Council on 6340 2070.
Scholarships are now open for Cowra Council's Charles Sturt University (CSU) Scholarship for 2021.
The $3000 scholarship is awarded annually by Council for a local student in their first year at CSU at either the Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga or Port Macquarie campuses.
Scholarship applications will close on Monday, 08 February 2020. Apply here.
Council will be undertaking heavy patching maintenance works from Monday 25 January until Thursday 28 January from 7.00am to 3.00pm. Work will be undertaken on the following streets on the following days:
- Monday 25 January: Liverpool Street and Pridham Street, between Nangar Street and Glenlogan Road.
- Tuesday 26 January: No work
- Wednesday 27 January: Vaux Street, between Darling Street and Macquarie Street.
- Thursday 28 January: Vaux Street.
Council requests there be no parking on the streets listed above on the relevant day to facilitate the work, between the hours of 7.00am and 3.00pm.
Council apologise for the inconvenience. For more information, please contact Infrastructure and Operations on 6340 2070.