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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Capture the Feeling

"Capture the Feeling" this great new competition encourages locals to highlight the many reasons we all love Cobar, this competition is now live and open. Take a photo, send in a caption or create a funky video, whatever your interest, get invloved and help promote the wonderful opportunities and features of our great Shire. We want… 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 ...