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 Application for Cobar Shade Structure

Notice of Proposed Development - Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 79ACobar Shire Council has received the following integrated development application for determination as the local Consent Authority. The application was received by Council on 16 January 2020.PROPOSAL: Cobar Shade StructurePROPERTY: Marshall St,… Find out more ...
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Development Application for Cobar Heritage Centre upgrade

Notice of Proposed Development - Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 Section 79ACobar Shire Council has received the following development application for determination as the local Consent Authority. The application was received by Council on 16 January 2020.PROPOSAL: Cobar Heritage Centre UpgradePROPERTY: 6 Nyngan Rd,… Find out more ...
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Australia Day 2020 Nomination Forms Out Now

Know somebody who embodies community spirit? Do you know a top-notch sportsman or woman, or a volunteer who works tireless in the background? Nominations for the annual Australia Day awards are now open. There are a number of categories including: Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen Award; Sports Person Award; Services to Sports Award;… 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 May 2020 (after the annual Cobar Show) This project has been jointly funded by the Cobar Shire Council and the NSW Growing Local Economies Funding Drought Stimulus Package. A community… Find out more ...
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Media Release - Kaloogleguy Regeneration Area

Following recent illegal land clearing activity on the Kaloogleguy Regeneration Area (land that bounds Mulya Road and Barrier Highway on western side of town), once buried asbestos contaminated material have been exposed due to these activities. Given the risks associated with this material, it is advised that unauthorised access on… 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 ...