Council urges community to have input on draft Civic Square plan

Cowra Council want's the community to comment on its plans for the Civic Square.
Cowra Council want's the community to comment on its plans for the Civic Square.

The community has been emphatically asked to have its say on Cowra Council's draft Civic Square Redevelopment plan.

Voting to place the plan on public exhibition for 42 days, Councillor Bruce Miller said it was an exciting plan that needed community input.

"As we know there's been a lot of discussion about it over many years, there's been a number of different iterations of it," he said.

"I think is is an exciting step forward, it clearly shows the multiple number of uses that the Civic Square could be used for.

"I do welcome the community having a a good close look at it and to engage in the process by making submissions."

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Cr Judi Smith noted the community should remember it was only a draft plan, with some details still to be worked out.

"None of this has been nutted out in terms of engineering and so on and therefore we don't have any costings," she said.

"But we also don't have the finances at the moment so we will, when we have had all our feedback and incorporated that, be looking for grant funding after we do our costings."

Cr Miller said the exhibition period could provide a distraction from the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

"People may be able to sort of get a copy of these sit down talk it over," he said.

"Talk it over with their neighbours, talk it over with their friends and say 'yes I can see what's being the objectives here and we support this for these reasons' or 'we think it can be improved along these lines'.

"So please community get involved and give us some really constructive feedback on it."

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