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 4,647 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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Upcoming Grant Funded Projects by Cobar Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council have a number of grant funded projects coming and you have your say. Ward Oval Infrastructure Upgrade Works to be completed in 2020. This project has been jointly funded by the Cobar Shire Council and the NSW Growing Local Economies Funding Drought Stimulus Package. Concept Plans - Ward Oval 998 KB Ward Oval - 3D… Find out more ...
Kaloogleguy Regen Area

Media Release - Kaloogleguy Regeneration Area

Following recent illegal land clearing activity on the Kaloogleguy Regeneration Area (land that bounds Mulya Road and Barrier Highway on western side of town), once buried asbestos contaminated material have been exposed due to these activities. Given the risks associated with this material, it is advised that unauthorised access on… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Hours Amended - Odds & Evens System - 18 December 2019

Our water supply is currently facing a number of issues, so Council has no choice but to ask our residents and the community to save as much water as possible. This is due to: The severe drought conditions has and will affect the amount of water that we get from the Burrendong Dam. As well as the major pump at Hermidale failing… Find out more ...