Cobar Shire Council received funding from the NSW Government to develop and prepare a masterplan and business for the Cobar CBD.
Council undertook a series of community consultation sessions with business owners, community members and the youth in October 2022, in order to support the preparation of the masterplan and business case.
The masterplan and business case for our CBD was prepared to consider the community consultation sessions and the following:
These documents developed will guide and help all future improvements and works within the Cobar CBD.
Completion Date: June 2023
Cobar Shire Council received funding from Resource for Regions round 7 and round 8 to create a masterplan and business case to guide all future works at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.
The purpose of the masterplan was to include concept plans to upgrade the infrastructure, kiosk area, toilets / shower facilities, onsite storage, the main entrance, swimming club house and any new infrastructure that will enhance the memorial swimming pool.
Cobar Shire Council undertook a series of community consultation sessions in February 2022 in order to support the preparation of the masterplan and business case.
A masterplan was developed with two concept options.
A business case and cost benefit analysis were also developed, and both of these documents will guide future works at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.
Completion Date: July 2022
Cobar Shire Council received funding from both the NSW State Government and Federal Government to upgrade the Youth Centre building.
The upgrade works included:
Completion Date: October 2022
Cobar Shire Council received funding from the Federal Government to extend and upgrade the existing bus shelter/taxi rank located on the corner of Linsley and Marshall Street.
The upgrades included:
Completion Date: March 2022
Cobar Shire Council received funding from the NSW Government to realign both ovals at Ward Oval which included new irrigation and fencing.
Ward Oval grounds consists of two grassed ovals. The main oval, number one includes turf cricket pitch and lights, and oval number two includes synthetic cricket pitches.
Ward Oval is used by many sporting organisations within in our community and the including the Cobar District Cricket Association, Cobar Netball Association, Cobar Junior Netball Association, Cobar Little Athletics and Cobar Junior Soccer.
The upgrade to the ovals has increased the usability and is an asset to our community sporting groups and users.
Completion Date: November 2022
Cobar Shire Council have received funding from the Federal Government to replace the public toilets at Euabalong showground/racecourse.
This project included demolishing and decommissioning the existing toilet blocks and the installation of a new toilet block. This included 6 toilets and 2 disabled toilets that include shower facilities.
These upgrades have replaced old aging infrastructure and replaced with amenities that are more user friendly and accessible for all users.
Completion Date: March 2022
Cobar Shire Council received funding from Local Roads Community Infrastructure to invest in the beautification of the township. Multiple projects were completed to enhance the beautification including:
Cobar Shire Council received funding from NSW Drought Communities Programs round 2 to upgrade the footpaths within Cobar. In line with council’s AOP, ATP and PAMP council upgraded and constructed new footpaths that were identified as a priority. This project ensured more accessible routes within the township of Cobar.
Cobar Shire Council converted a Council house into a community facility with the aim of the building to be used as a Girl Guides Hall. This project was jointly funded by the NSW Governments Stronger Country Communities Fund round 2 and Cobar Shire Council.
Cobar Miners Memorial project was jointly funded by the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund, the Australia Governments Building Better Regions Fund, community fund raising and the Cobar Shire Council. The Cobar Miners Memorial was built in the Cobar Heritage Park. It’s a place for reflection and to remember the 180 men who have lost their lives in the mines of Cobar Shire.
Cobar Shire Council received funding by NSW Government Showground Stimulus Funding Program and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure to upgrade the horse stables at Ward Oval. The old stables were demolished as they were past the useful life. 90 new overnight stables were installed with electricity and water accessible. The upgrades ensure all users have access to complaint, safe and user-friendly stables.
Cobar Shire Council received funding from NSW Government to install toilets at Dalton Park Horse Complex. Dalton Park Horse Complex is home to 7 user groups and has minimum of 5 major events held there annually. This project was completed in April 2021.
Cobar Shire Council received funding by Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme to provide the village of Euabalong with new bus shelters. Euabalong bus shelters required upgrading as most children living in the village travel to and from Lake Cargelligo to attend High School and some to the primary school. The shelters are being used daily by local students and providing them a safe place out of the elements.
Cobar Shire Council received funding from NSW Government Stronger Country Community Fund Round 2 to provide the village of Nymagee with a public accessible toilet. This project was completed in December 2020.
The upgrades to the Euabalong playground were funded by the NSW Government Drought Communities Program. This project included installation of new playground equipment and soft fall to improve the safety of the park.