C 039Cobar 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

$345,00 for an adventure playground (including a new disability spinner provided by LiveBetter) plus seating, BBQ's, pathways and new lighting. Tender to be awarded soon.

Dalton Park

$120,000 to install new equipment and sporting gear, BBQ's, toilet and seating. Quotes received, details being finalised.

Rankin Street Park

$42,000 for new playground equipment and seating. Equipment has been ordered, installation over winter.

Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool

$145,000 for new BBQ's, shade, paths and games. Works will be completed in off season.

PROPOSED PROJECTS

Council will received $1.8 million from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Council will be submitting grant applications for these projects:

Major works at the Youthie including a new roof, new kitchen area and welcome desk, new entrance and an outdoor seating area overlooking the skatepark designed to integrate the two areas.

Miners Memorial in Heritage Park - adding to the funds raised by the community to reach the target needed for construction.

Relocate the Girl Guides - it is planned to convert the Council house at Ward Oval to a hall/ meeting room. The design will ensure the building can have a number of uses in the future.

Drummond Park Toilet Block - replacing the existing with new, attractive facilities to solve existing functional issues eg smell.

Mount Hope Hall Toilets - the current toilets are beyond their useful life and are located a long distance from the hall.

Nymagee Accessible Toilet installed at the Nymagee cricket and tennis facility.

Euablaong Hall: Council proposes investing $30,000 to upgrade the playground at the hall.

PROPOSED MAIN STREET WORKS

$50,000 for improvements to the main street, designed to encourage tourists to stop and look around. We're building on Cobar's identify as a mining town with initiatives including a mural and themed bin surrounds. This will add to the improvements already acheived with the garden beds and trees.

By working together we can acheive great things.

These projects are possible due to significant funding from the NSW Government, hard work from Council and the community's support.

 For more information, contact Council on 6836 5888.