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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Funding Announcement for Multi-Purpose Health Services in Cobar

It has been announced that Cobar will be receiving $15 million to investigate the creation of a Multi-Purpose Health Service facility which will incorporate both the Hospital and Lilliane Brady Village. The Project is currently in the planning phase and Cobar Residents are encouraged to have their say when opportunities arise. The… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement for the Kidman Way

It has been announced that Cobar Shire Council will be undertaking on behalf of the RMS a $4.25 million worth of shoulder widening and reconstruction works on the Kidman Way South. The works will commence in 2015/2016 and is a continuation on from current works being completed by Cobar Shire Council. It is expected that… Find out more ...
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Funding Announcement - Fixing Country Roads Program

Cobar Shire Council has been successful with two (2) Fixing Country Roads Program Grant Applications: for works on Whitbarrow Way at the Kangaroo Springs Curve and Causeway and at Acres Billabong on the Tilpa Road. The Whitbarrow Way works involve construction of a new curve and strengthening of a causeway pavement with the $800k… 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 Information

The Cobar Skate Park Project has now been completed and is available for use, with the Official Opening of the Peak Skate Park on Saturday, 14 March 2015 Council wishes all uses enjoy the new facility. A video of the Skate Park Project works can be found on the below link which is featured on Youtube:… Find out more ...
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Development Proposal - Integrated Development - Cobar Management Pty Ltd

Applicant: Cobar Management Pty Ltd Location: Lot 4277 in DP766965 Red Tank CSA Access Road, Cobar Consent Authority: Cobar Shire Council - 36 Linsley St, Cobar Description of Proposal: Installation of Steel Surface Fan This proposed development is defined as Integrated Development pursuant to Section 91 of the Environmental… Find out more ...