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 4,969 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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Tender for Dry and Wet Hire Plant and Equipment - Request for Tender: EX00096

Description: Local Government Procurement Pty Ltd (LGP) on behalf of Cobar Shire Council invites suitably qualified companies to submit a tender for Dry and Wet Hire Plant and Equipment. Obtaining Documentation: RFT documents may be obtained by registering via the E-Tendering Portal: If you experience… Find out more ...
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Grants Update

Cobar Shire Council has been awarded $780,000 under the Stronger Country Communities Fund through the NSW Government. Council is currently working on three applications under this fund: 1. Stage 2 of the Drummond Park Playground upgrade so that the project can be completed in one go. It is expected that the project will cost in the… Find out more ...

Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre Painting

The Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre has currently undergone a face lift on the outside. This is thanks to the Frontier Services Outback Links Programs Volunteers. "It has been freshly painted on the outside and it looks superb" said Mayor Lilliane Brady OAM. "We are grateful for the work from the Uniting Church in particular Reverend… Find out more ...
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Festival of the Miners Ghost

Festival of the Miners Ghost The team is currently organising this years festival and are hard at work to create some new and exciting events to form part of the Festival, but we are always looking for new ideas and suggestions. We also welcome any volunteers to help in the organisation of events. The Festival will kick off on… Find out more ...
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Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings

Council at its June Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Guidelines for Speaking at Council Meetings and Request to Address Council Form. Any member of the public can request to address the Council either in relation to an agenda or any other item. Members of the public may view the document at Council’s Administration Office, 36… Find out more ...
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Library Arcade Project

Works are underway on the Library Arcade Project. The shop at the rear of the optometrist (previously used by the genealogy group) is being converted into a meeting room for use by the public, with initial plastering works completed and services installed. Works are well underway with Council currently waiting on Tradespeople to… Find out more ...