Young Road, Cowra NSW 2794

(02) 6340 2011
About Us

Cowra Shire Council is committed to providing excellent customer service. We actively seek community comment on issues and offer several ways that you can bring any matter or concern to Council's attention:

Speak to a Councillor

Address Council

Village Meetings

Come & See Us

Our Customer Service staff are friendly and trained to assist you. If they are unable to help you they will refer you to the appropriate officer. Sometimes the officer you need to see is not available and an appointment can be made for another convenient time.


News & Events

Background information on Cowra Council and all current and archived news releases are available here. For additional information or to arrange an interview, please contact: -

Emma Royan-Smith

Cowra Council Public Relations Officer

Phone: (02) 6340 2087

Fax: (02) 6340 2011


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Strategic Planning

About the Plan

In 2006 the Cowra Community came together to produce the Cowra Community Strategic Plan.

The Plan was sponsored and facilitated by Cowra Shire Council but belongs to the Cowra Community. It encompasses a considerable amount of work by people who committed themselves to Cowra's future.

The Plan identified seven future directions to follow over the next 30 years:

  • Health and well-being
  • Education, Training and Research
  • Lifestyle
  • Governance
  • Business and Industry
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Natural Resource Management



Cowra needs a strong and vital economy to provide opportunity and build its desirable country lifestyle. We will promote Cowra to the rest of the world as an area of agricultural excellence and opportunity for a variety of businesses.

We need to respond to the needs of new and existing businesses, encourage innovation and high standards and develop ways to help businesses prosper. We must plan, develop and implement the facilities and infrastructure needed for business to locate to and expand in Cowra.


Cowra Council is committed to preserving and maintaining the local environment. As such, we organise and participate in various environmental projects and encourage the community to follow our lead. Council's environmental focus has grown even stronger in recent years with the Natural Resource Management Futures 30 group and Council's involvement in the Local Government Emissions Trading Scheme.

One particularly positive & practical project is the Plastic Bag Replacement Program which allows Cowra residents to exchange 20 plastic bags for a free reusable bag. The program is ongoing & residents can make the exchange at Council's Customer Service Centre, the Gooloogong Handy Mart or Woodstock General Store. For more information, contact the MRF on (02) 6340 2140 or click here.