The State Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to make the experience for people registering cats and dogs a lot easier.

Public users of the Registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features.

The upgraded website will make it easier to register pets, return lost animals to their owners and improve animal welfare outcomes in line with recent changes to Companion Animals legislation.

To find out more check out the details attached or watch the YouTube video or check out the latest newsletter.


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


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:

  1. Go to the grants website at
  2. Read the guidelines
  3. Register your organisation & your project
  4. Submit your application

Closing date for this year's program is 14 September.

For more information read the guidelines.

Cobar SignIdeas 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 encourage greater particpation in walking and cycling activities throughout the Shire, which can also lead to benefits in community health and wellbeing.

Members of the community are invited to contribute to the formation of the new Active Transport Plan with their ideas on walking, running and riding in the Cobar Shire. Plans are being developed in Cobar, Euabalong, Euabalong West, Murrin Bridge and Nymagee.

"The formation of the Active Transport Plan is an important step in improving our pedestrian and cycling network" Mayor Brady OAM said.

"The Strategy will also aid Council in applying for grants and funding in the future as we will have a clear program of projects to implement. I encourage all community members to be involved in the formation of the Active Transport Plan to ensure that important community projects and improvements are considered," Cr Brady added.

Interested groups and individuals are invited to complete the below survey or attend a workshop to help deliver new and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the Cobar Shire.

Copies of the survey are also available at Council's Administration Centre, 36 Linsley Street, Cobar.

Council will be conducting workshops as detailed in the table below:






Tuesday 11/9/2018


Euabalong Community Centre, Lachlan Street


Wednesday 12/9/2018


Cobar Memorial Services Club, Marshall Street.


Wednesday 12/9/2018


Cobar Memorial Services Club, Marshall Street.

Everyone is invited to get involved and share ideas by completing the survey or attending a workshop.

For further information on the Cobar Shire Active Transport Plan contact Cobar Shire Council on 02 6836 5888.

Social Plan Notice of Proposed Development - Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 79A

Cobar Shire Council has received the following integrated development application for determination as the local Consent Authority. The application was received by Council on 19 September 2018.                                   

PROPOSAL: Tailings Storage Facility Wall Lift

 Peak Gold Mine via Hillston Rd, Cobar
                       Lot 408 in DP722948                                        

APPLICANT: Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd


APPLICATION DETAILS: Integrated Development requiring approvals under the Mining Act 1992 and Protection of the Environmental Operations Act 1997.

EXHIBITION PERIOD: Thursday, 27 September 2018 – Monday, 29 October 2018.

The application and any plans and specifications relating to the development, is in the custody of Cobar Shire Council and may be inspected at the Council Administration Office, Linsley Street at any time between 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday for a period of thirty (30) days from Thursday, 27 September 2018.

If you wish to make a written submission in relation to the development application you should forward your submission to the Cobar Shire Council before 9.00am Monday, 29 October 2018. 

The development is identified in the application as Integrated Development under Section 4.46 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and requires approval in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Operation Act 1997. 

Below is a copy of the plans and associated documents.

pdf_logo Application   2.20 MB
pdf_logo Statement of Environmental Effects   3.72 MB
pdf_logo Summary of Design Changes - Golder Assoc Pty Ltd  11.2 MB