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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Restart NSW Resources for regions

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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Australia Day Award Nominations

With Australia Day fast approaching its time to get your nominations in. Nominations for the Australia Day Awards close on Monday, 19 January 2015. Please find the nominations forms enclosed. The categories for nominations are as follows: - Sports Person Award; - Services to Sport Award; - Community Event of the Year; - Bossie… Find out more ...
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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2013/2014 Annual Report Including Audited Financial Statements and Auditor's Report

Council’s 2013/2014 Annual Report is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2013/2014 Annual Report, General Purpose Financial Reports, Special Purpose Financial Reports and Special Schedules together with the Auditor's Report. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission… 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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Skate Park Update

The Cobar skate park project is well underway. The earthworks are now complete and show the basic shape and size of the park. Concreting has commenced and will take place over the coming couple of weeks. It is expected that the park will be completed by December 2014. Find out more ...
Community Strategic Plan

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 ...