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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Modification Application- Mount Boppy Mine- Black Oak Minerals Limited

Applicant: Black Oak Minerals Limited Site Location: Mount Boppy Mine- Canbelego Consent Authority: Cobar Shire Council This proposal seeks to modify Development Consent No. 2011/LD-0070 Exhibition The application and the documents accompanying the application will be on public exhibition at Cobar Shire Council, 36 Linsley Street… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement for Multi-Purpose Health Services in Cobar

It has been announced that Cobar will be receiving $15 million to investigate the creation of a Multi-Purpose Health Service facility which will incorporate both the Hospital and Lilliane Brady Village. The Project is currently in the planning phase and Cobar Residents are encouraged to have their say when opportunities arise. The… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement for the Kidman Way

It has been announced that Cobar Shire Council will be undertaking on behalf of the RMS a $4.25 million worth of shoulder widening and reconstruction works on the Kidman Way South. The works will commence in 2015/2016 and is a continuation on from current works being completed by Cobar Shire Council. It is expected that… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement - Fixing Country Roads Program

Cobar Shire Council has been successful with two (2) Fixing Country Roads Program Grant Applications: for works on Whitbarrow Way at the Kangaroo Springs Curve and Causeway and at Acres Billabong on the Tilpa Road. The Whitbarrow Way works involve construction of a new curve and strengthening of a causeway pavement with the $800k… Find out more ...
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Development Proposal - Integrated Development - Cobar Management Pty Ltd

Applicant: Cobar Management Pty Ltd Location: Lot 4277 in DP766965 Red Tank CSA Access Road, Cobar Consent Authority: Cobar Shire Council - 36 Linsley St, Cobar Description of Proposal: Installation of Steel Surface Fan This proposed development is defined as Integrated Development pursuant to Section 91 of the Environmental… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 7 April 2015. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar, Euabalong and Euabalong West: Hand held hoses, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and 10am daily. No… Find out more ...