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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Major Infrastructure Projects

Cobar Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding from the State Government through the Restart NSW Fund Resources for Regions. Over the next three years Cobar Shire Council will be delivering three major infrastructure projects: Cobar Airport Lighting and Pavement Upgrade (expected to be completed by June 2015); Cobar… 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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Peak Skate Park Official Opening Information

The Cobar Skate Park Project has now been completed and available for use from 17 December 2014 and with an Official Park Opening Scheduled for 10:00am on 14 March 2015. A video of the Skate Park Project works can be found on the below link which is featured on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj5apdPvnMM&feature=youtu.be We… 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 8 December 2014. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held hoses are permitted between 5pm and 9am daily. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 6pm and… 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 ...