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.

Cobar Shire Council are also a member of the Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO). The Far North West Joint Organisation comprises the three (3) Shire Councils of Bourke, Cobar and Walgett and was established in July 2019 by proclamation of the NSW Government.

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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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Notice of Determination Development Application - Expansion of Cobar Mine Workers Village

Notice of Determination Development Application - Expansion of Cobar Mine Workers Village To the Residents of Cobar Notice of Determination - 2019/LD-00023 Expansion of Cobar Mine Workers Village The subject development application has been determined by refusing to grant consent as set out in the Notice of Determination. Notice of… 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 commence in 2021. 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 ...