Weather conditions in Cobar Shire can change suddenly. Road conditions and closures can change regularly. To check current road conditions within Cobar Shire Council please click the link below.
Cobar Shire Council appeals to all drivers planning to travel within the Cobar Shire area to assist in preventing damage to the unsealed roads by choosing an alternative route or waiting until drier conditions prevail when wet weather occurs. Flagrant and irresponsible disregard for this appeal could lead to prosecution to the full extent of the law.
The Rural Roads Advisory Committee was established in order to provide a forum for ratepayers, in particular rural property owners, to communicate with Council's Senior Staff and Councillors in regard to Council's road network.
There are usually 4 meetings of the committee held annually, generally on the first Wednesday of the month commencing February on a quarterly basis, with the locations rotating around the shire. The purpose of this rotation is to ensure that all rural property owners have the opportunity of attending one committee meeting in their locality. It also gives rural property owners the opportunity to travel on rural roads in other parts of the shire to attend the meetings.
Copies of previous minutes for these meetings are available by accessing the below links.
To obtain copies of minutes prior to 2011 please contact Council's Engineering Services Department on (02) 6836 5888.
Cobar Shire is in the western Region of NSW. It is bounded to the North by Bourke Shire, in the South by Carrathool Shire and the west by Central Darling Shire and the East by Bogan Shire. Cobar has two highways passing through it, the Kidman Way and the Barrier Highway.
The Kidman Way is named in honour of Sir Sidney Kidman, who was an Australian cattle king who owned a large number of cattle stations along its way. In the Cobar Shire the Kidman Way comes from the Bourke end of the shire and goes down towards Griffith and beyond.
The Barrier Highway begins at Nyngan and goes west through Cobar Shire and heads towards Broken Hill and beyond.
There are six main rest areas within our shire all strategically placed to eliminate driver fatigue. We encourage all our road users to stop at these well serviced rest areas and take a much needed break from our vast roads. Our rest areas include:
All of our rest areas are clean, tidy and have plenty of rom with lovely shaded areas.
Scheduled Road Works
Cobar Shire Council is currently undertaking a heavy patching and reseal program at various areas within the shire. Minor delays can be expected during this work.