Cobar Shire is situated in the centre of New South Wales at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way and has excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia's capital cities. With an area of 45,609 square kilometres, the Shire is approximately two-thirds the size of Tasmania.  It is home to approximately 5,120 people. The Shire's prosperity is built around the thriving mining - copper, lead, silver, zinc, gold - and pastoral industries, which are strongly supported by a wide range of attractions and activities, that make it a major tourist destination.

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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2013/2014 Annual Report Including Audited Financial Statements and Auditor's Report

Council’s 2013/2014 Annual Report is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2013/2014 Annual Report, General Purpose Financial Reports, Special Purpose Financial Reports and Special Schedules together with the Auditor's Report. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial

A committee is currently working through options for a new memorial to be placed in Heritage Park for miners who have lost their lives at work in the Cobar Shire. The list of names has largely been compiled over recent years, however it is now being refined by the staff at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre. The committee is looking at… Find out more ...
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Skate Park Update

The Cobar skate park project is well underway. The earthworks are now complete and show the basic shape and size of the park. Concreting has commenced and will take place over the coming couple of weeks. It is expected that the park will be completed by December 2014. Find out more ...
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Promoting Better Practice Review Report

A Promoting Better Practice Review of Cobar Shire Council was undertaken in February/ March 2013 by the Division of Local Government. The Promoting Better Practice Program aims to assist in strengthening the local government sector by assessing performance and promoting continuous improvement. This report identifies where better… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 1 May 2014. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held hoses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and 10am daily. No car… Find out more ...
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Grant Available to Relocate to Cobar

People wishing to relocate to Cobar from the metropolitan areas of NSW are eligible to receive $7000 from the NSW Government under their Regional Relocation Grant scheme. The scheme will operate for four years commencing 1 July 2011 and will provide eligible applicants a one-off payment to assist them with the cost of relocating… Find out more ...