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 4,969 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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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Update

At an Extrordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday, 8 June 2017 Council has awarded the Contract to design and construct a new Water Treatment Plant to Laurie Curran Water Pty Ltd. Works are due to commence immediately in terms of deisgn of the project with construction works expected to begin around September 2017. The project is… Find out more ...
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Cobar Business Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Great Cobar Business Awards are now open. There are 11 categories aimed at businesses and individuals, including: Execllence in Small Business; Excellence in Business; Business Marketing and Innovation; Tourism and Hospitality; Cobar's Favourite Tradie; Community Spirit; People's Choice for businesses; Young… Find out more ...
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Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings

Council at its June Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings and Request to Address Council Form. Any member of the public can request to address the Council either in relation to an agenda or any other item. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36… Find out more ...
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Library Arcade Project

Works are underway on the Library Arcade Project. The shop at the rear of the optometrist (previously used by the genealogy group) is being converted into a meeting room for use by the public, with initial plastering works completed and services installed. Works are well underway with Council currently waiting on Tradespeople to… Find out more ...
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MPS Update "Minister Signs off on Deal"

The Minister has signed of on the MPS development a week ago. This seemingly simple step effectively eliminates any hurdles that may have existed and it is now expected that development will progress quickly. We believe that there are a number of highly regarded providers who have expressed interest in the Aged Care compponent that… Find out more ...