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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Cobar Shire Council Facebook Page

After the adoption of Council's Social Media Policy at our Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 March 2015, Cobar Shire Council wish to advise that we have created a Facebook Page to keep the Community informed of our activities, water supply interuptions, the Staff and general Council Operations. Find us… Find out more ...
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Modification Application - Manuka Mine - Black Oak Minerals Limited

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MODIFY DEVELOPMENT CONSENT Applicant: Black Oak Minerals Limited Site Location: Manuka Mine (Previously Wonawinta Silver Mine) Consent Authority: Joint Regional Planning Panel This proposal seeks to modify Development Consent No. 2010/LD-0074 Site Location: Manuka Mine (Previously Wonawinta Silver Mine) Lot… 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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Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2015/2016 Annual Operational Plan

Council’s 2015/2016 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2015/ 2016 Annual Operational Plan, Revenue Policy, Fees and Charges and Budget. In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the… Find out more ...
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Miners Memorial Design and Feedback

The Cobar Miners Memorial Steering Committee has a concept design which has been drawn up by local artist Pete Rogers and they would like your feedback on the proposed design. Below are the two drawing concepts of the Miners Memorial and a Feedback form. A Committee is currently working through options for a new memorial to be… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions

Council would like to make your household aware that the current water restrictions will change as of 7 April 2015. You are reminded that these restrictions that follow will be enforceable: Cobar, Euabalong and Euabalong West: Hand held hoses, all fixed sprinklers, irrigation systems etc are permitted between 4pm and 10am daily. No… Find out more ...