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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Tender for Design and Construction of Cobar Truckwash Facility

Description: Cobar Shire Council invites suitably qualified companies to submit a tender for Design and Construction of Cobar Truckwash Facility. Obtaining Documentation: RFT documents may be obtained by registering via the E-Tendering Portal: If you experience difficulties accessing the website please call… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Public Exhibition of the Draft Disability Inlcusion Action Plan (DIAP). Pursuant to Section 253 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, Council advises the Disability Inlcusion Action Plan (DIAP) will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 2 May 2018 until Wednesday 30 May 2018. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s… Find out more ...

Public Exhibition of Cobar Shire Council 2018/2019 Annual Operational Plan and Budget

Council’s 2018/2019 Draft Annual Operational Plan and Budget is on public exhibition. The Report includes the 2018/ 2019 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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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 ...