A masterplan for the future of the centre of Canowindra has won support from Cabonne Council.
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At its meeting last week council backed the plans which will form the basis for future applications for government grant applications and council funding.
The Canowindra Town Centre Plan was placed on public exhibition and received a range of submissions.
There was a strong heritage focus in the submissions.
The Canowindra Business Chamber said plans for the town centre precinct should be consistent with plans for the old railway station area and the precinct around the river.
It has also called for stricter car parking rules in the town.
The CBC called for two hour parking time limits to be implemented and enforced.
It said it might require a council ranger be stationed in Canowindra.
Outside of the centre of town it has called for the Swinging Bridge area to be cleaned up.
The CBC submission also backed wine tasting facilities in the town.
Other submissions called for a promotion of local food, council funding to assist business owners in improving the look of historic buildings, restoration of the balcony of the historic Junction Hotel and improving the southern entrance to the town.
Council has also agree to nominate the construction of an amenities block and spectator seating at Tom Clyburn Oval in Canowindra as its preferred option for the latest round of Resources for Regions funding.
Cabonne has been allocated about $1.8 million and the ground is considered to be suitable for the funding application.
Meanwhile, he said council had also agreed to cutback the opening hours of village swimming pools for the 2020-21 season to meet COVID-19 restrictions.
It will see the pools cutback from being open 30 hours a week to 20 hours a week.
Cr Beatty said it was needed to ensure pool workers could control the number of people on site to meet social distancing requirements.
"We just have to follow the health guidelines," he said.
Cr Beatty said the cutbacks would not apply to the Canowindra pools.
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