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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Progress Update on Cobar's Multipurpose Health Service Redevelopment

The application process for the $24 million multipurpose health service upgrade is moving along, with works expected to start in the first half of this year.Health Infrastructure NSW has released the first of it's scheduled community updates citing a number of key developments, including the rezoning of land around the hospital and… Find out more ...
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Water Treatment Plant Update

Construction of the new Water Treatment Plant has commenced and is on schedule.The current works at the site include clearing of the land and a new access road constructed, the clearwater and PAC tanks have been poured and the filter wall is now under construction.These upgrades are being largely funded by the NSW Government, with… Find out more ...
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What is Youth Week?

Youth Week began as a NSW Government Inititiative in 1989 and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country. It is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across NSW and Australia. Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a… Find out more ...
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Playground Update

Playground Update: Cobar Shire Council is currently working towards three playground upgrades - Drummond Park, Dalton Park and Rankin Street playgrounds. Equipment has been ordered for Rankin Street and will be installed, along with tables and chairs over winter. It takes a couple of months for the equipment to arrive. New softball… Find out more ...
Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions have changed as of Monday, 16 April 2018. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar: Hand held houses are permitted at any time. All fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between: 4:00pm -… Find out more ...