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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Site preparation works underway at hospital redevelopment site

The fences have gone up and the developers have rolled in to start the initial prepatory works for the redeveloped Cobar Multiple Purpose Health Facility in Woodiwiss Avenue. To get the latest news on the redevelopment read the September Newsletter. Find out more ...

Local Groups to Benefit from Defibrillator Funding

Local groups stand to benefit from registering with the State Government's Local Sport Defibrillator Program, with up to 75% of the cost available in funding for sporting organisations in the Far West of NSW. To register for the Local Sport Defibrillator Program you must: Go to the grants website at Read… Find out more ...
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Notice of Proposed Development

Notice of Proposed Development - Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 79A Cobar Shire Council has received the following integrated development application for Use of Surface of Sector 5 Tailings Storage Facility for determination as Consent Authority. PROPOSAL: Use of Surface of Sector 5 Tailings Storage… Find out more ...
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Active Transport Plan Community Consultation

Ideas invited to develop new Active Trasnport Plan for Cobar Shire. Have your say on the formation of the Cobar Shire Active Transport Plan. Cobar Shire Council will be developing a new Active Transport Plan for the Cobar Shire, aimed at improving the bicycle and pedestrian network. A major focus of the Active Transport Plan is to… Find out more ...
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Gateway Determination - Newey Reserve Planning Proposal

Gateway Determination - Newey Reserve Planning Proposal: Notice is given accordance with Section 2.22 and 3.34(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that an amendment to the Cobar Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 to insert ‘camping ground’ as an additional permitted use within the Newey Reserve Lot 25 DP837494,… Find out more ...
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Hardship Policy

Notice to Cobar Shire Graziers: Due to the current drought conditions, Cobar Shire Council wishes to advise it has a Hardship Policy which may provide options for local graziers who are having difficulty paying Council rates. Further information is available from Council's Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street Cobar or the… Find out more ...