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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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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Media Release - Cross Border Tourism Promotion

Media Release - Cross Border Tourism Promotion The Mayors and General Managers of the North West New South Wales Councils of Bourke, Cobar Brewarrina and Walgett and South West Queensland Councils of Balonne, Paroo and Bulloo Shires met on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 to gauge the interest in identifying and developing a number of cross… Find out more ...
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Cobar Shire Council Projects Update

Cobar Shire Council - Projects Update Council has been busy progressing a number of projects designed to make Cobar an even better place to live and do business. With rates income of only $3.8 million, we need to work together with government and the community to undertake major capital works projects. CURRENT PROJECTS Drummond Park… 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 ...
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Media Release - $295,603 to Preserve the Great Cobar Heritage Centre

$295,603 TO PRESERVE THE GREAT COBAR HERITAGE CENTRE Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries with Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall today announced Cobar Shire Council has successfully secured $295,603 in funding as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s $100m Regional Cultural Fund (RCF). Preservation of the… Find out more ...