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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Legal access routes for Heavy Vehicles through Cobar

Cobar Shire Council has released a Heavy Vehicle Access Route map for trucks exceeding 12 tonnes. The highlight portions of the map outline where it is legal for trucks to pass. Heavy vehicle motorists are urged to contact council on (02) 6836 5888 if they require access into other areas of the township road network. Click here to… Find out more ...
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Development Application for Determination - Cobar Management Pty Ltd

Cobar Shire Council has received the following integrated development application for their determination as the Consent Authority. PROPOSAL: Tailings Storage Facility Wall Raise - Stage 9PROPERTY: Red Tank, CSA Access Rd, Cobar APPLICANT: Cobar Management Pty Ltd APPLICATION NO: 2019/LD-00006 APPLICATION DETAILS: Integrated… Find out more ...
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Great Cobar Project - Aurelia Metal Ltd Proposed Mineral Exploration

Great Cobar Project - Aurelia Metals Ltd for Proposed Mineral Exploration Activities: The NSW Government Resources Regulator has invited Council to comment on a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) prepared by Aurelia Metals Ltd for proposed mineral exploration activities in respect of its Great Cobar Project. Council at its… Find out more ...
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Hardship Policy

Notice to Cobar Shire Graziers: Due to the current drought conditions, Cobar Shire Council wishes to advise it has a Hardship Policy which may provide options for local graziers who are having difficulty paying Council rates. Further information is available from Council's Administration Office, 36 Linsley Street Cobar or the… Find out more ...
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Australia Day Award Recipients 2019

Cobar Shire Council are pleased to announce our 2019 Australia Day Award Recipients. The judging panel had a number of strong entries and we wish to congratulate all of the winners and those who were nominated. The categories for the 2019 Australia Day Awards were: Sports Person Award, Services to Sport Award, Community Event of the… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Increasing - Odds & Evens System - 1 February 2019

Our water supply is currently facing a number of issues, so Council has no choice but to ask our residents and the community to save as much water as possible. This is due to: The severe drought conditions has and will affect the amount of water that we get from the Burrendong Dam. As well as the major pump at Hermidale failing… Find out more ...