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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Community Representatives Sought for Economic Taskforce

Last year Council established an Economic Taskforce to advise on economic development matters and to identify processes and projects that will assist in broadening and improving the economic base of Cobar Shire. The Committee meets about 3 times a year and Community Representatives are key to the group. If you’re interested in… 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 ...
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Road Conditions on Kidman Way South (Hillston Road)

Due to excessive edge break and drop off in this area, Council (in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services) have done some maintenance work on the edge breaks, however these works are tempory and caution is still advised. Council would like to remind motorists to drive according to the prevailing road conditions. Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 27 March 2014. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held hoses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 6pm to 9pm and 6am to 9am… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Submission on the Final Report of the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel October 2013 - Revitalising Local Government

The NSW Government set up an Independent Review of Local Government in 2012. The Review Panel was tasked with looking at ways to strengthen the effectiveness of local government in NSW. The Review included three rounds of consultation, as well as extensive research into council finances, service delivery, local government boundaries… 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 ...