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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Development Applications Currently Under Assessment

This page has information regarding development applications that are currently under assessment by Cobar Shire Council. For further information on the proposals listed below, please contact Council's Planning & Environmental Services Department on 02 6836 5888. All electronic inquiries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Find out more ...
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LED Streetlight Project to Provide Long-term Benefits

Work to upgrade more than 794 streelights to energy efficient technology began the week of the 24th of February 2020 as part of a major energy efficiency project that will save hundreds of thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the ratepayers of Cobar Shire Council. The switch to LED technology will… Find out more ...
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Upcoming Grant Funded Projects by Cobar Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council have a number of grant funded projects coming and you have your say. Ward Oval Infrastructure Upgrade Works to be completed in 2020. This project has been jointly funded by the Cobar Shire Council and the NSW Growing Local Economies Funding Drought Stimulus Package. Concept Plans - Ward Oval 998 KB Ward Oval - 3D… Find out more ...
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Water Restrictions Hours Amended - Odds & Evens System - 18 December 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 ...