Centrally located and easily linked to the rest of the state with direct lines to all major cities in south eastern Australia, Cowra is approximately one hour from the major regional centres of Bathurst and Orange.
Cowra is a hub of the central west, providing a perfect base for manufacturing and retail providers and further transportation and distribution. Nestled in the beautiful Lachlan Valley, Cowra is known for its prime agricultural land. Diverse and fertile soils able to support a variety of agricultural enterprises such as dairy, wheat, canola, vegetables, sheep, cattle and viticulture.
Cowra has a vibrant and expanding retail and commercial centre. It boasts the services you would expect to find in a larger town while still retaining that wonderful feeling of country hospitality.
As a result of the events of the Cowra Breakout, Cowra Shire has close historical ties to Japan that manifest themselves in various forms within the town. Residents and visitors will notice the links through the Avenue of Cherry Trees, the Cowra Japanese Garden, the Cowra Peace Precinct, War Cemetery and the Sakura Matsuri Festival.
Cowra has a proud Aboriginal community. The Lachlan River is a significant indigenous site and for generations was a meeting place and food source.
The region embraces new community members from all backgrounds and is a centre for world peace.
Click here for further facts and figures on Cowra Shire’s Community Profile.
Click here for further facts and figures on Cowra Shire’s Economic Profile.
Incentives for health professionals
The Cowra region has a strong network of medical and health services including dentists, GP practices, a district hospital and an established, hard-working community Health Council. Specialist services available in Cowra include a chiropractor, optometrists, orthodontist, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists.
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Cowra Shire is classified as MMM4 under the Department of Health’s new “Modified Monash Model” classification system that categorises areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. Medical professionals moving from major city areas to Cowra may be entitled to relocation and retention benefits from the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Click here for more information on the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
Ponie De Wet
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