Weather conditions in Cobar Shire can change suddenly. Road conditions and closures can change regularly. To check current road conditions within Cobar Shire Council please click the link below.
Cobar Shire Council appeals to all drivers planning to travel within the Cobar Shire area to assist in preventing damage to the unsealed roads by choosing an alternative route or waiting until drier conditions prevail when wet weather occurs. Flagrant and irresponsible disregard for this appeal could lead to prosecution to the full extent of the law.
Please ensure to check surrounding Road Condition Reports as our unsealed road network connects with other Shires.
You can also check Transport NSW for up to date conditions.
For information on road conditions in the unincorporated area please monitor the Live Traffic NSW Website.
The Rural Roads Advisory Committee was established in order to provide a forum for ratepayers, in particular rural property owners, to communicate with Council’s Senior Staff and Councillors in regard to Council’s road network.
There are usually 4 meetings of the committee held annually, generally on the first Wednesday of the month commencing February on a quarterly basis, with the locations rotating around the shire. The purpose of this rotation is to ensure that all rural property owners have the opportunity of attending one committee meeting in their locality. It also gives rural property owners the opportunity to travel on rural roads in other parts of the shire to attend the meetings.
Copies of previous minutes for these meetings are available by accessing the below links.
To obtain copies of minutes prior to 2011 please contact Council’s Engineering Services Department on (02) 6836 5888.
The Kidman Way is named in honour of Sir Sidney Kidman, who was an Australian cattle king who owned a large number of cattle stations along its way.
Cobar Shire is the second largest shire in New South Wales and is in the Western Region. It is bounded to the North by Bourke Shire, in the South by Carrathool Shire, the west by Central Darling Shire and the East by Bogan and Lachlan shires and is over 44,000 square kilometres.
The Cobar Shire Council is responsible for the maintenance of all sealed and unsealed roads within the shire which includes highways, regional and rural roads.
In the Cobar Shire Council the two highways that pass through are the Barrier and the Kidman. These two road networks gather a total of 471.84km which is sealed road. The Barrier Highway begins at Nygnan and goes west through Cobar Shire and heads towards Broken Hill and Beyond. The Kidman Way starts south of Griffith and continues north to Bourke.
There are seven main rest areas within our shire all strategically placed to eliminate driver fatigue. We encourage all our road users to stop at these well serviced rest areas and take a much needed break from our vast roads.
Our rest areas include:
All of our rest areas are clean, tidy and have plenty of room with lovely shaded areas.
Regional Roads works as collector roads to move traffic to major roads from local roads. Cobar Shire Council is responsible for 13 Regional Roads (sealed and unsealed) which total to 620kms. Approximately 300kms of this is sealed with 320 being unsealed constructed of natural material and gravel sheeting.
Shire Roads are roads that function as feeders to Regional roads. The shire has 46 shire roads totalling 1630kms. Approximately 170kms are sealed and the remainder are either natural or gravelled. There are 5 bridges that are within the Cobar Shire which it is responsible for with an additional 2 being on the boundary and maintained by surrounding shires.
These roads make up the Cobar township and Shire Villages which include Nymagee, Euabalong, Euabalong West, Mt Hope and Canbelego. The sealed roads comprise approximately 61.6kms (sealed) and various unsealed roads. Roughly half of these streets have kerb and gutter which were predominately installed around the 1920s. Similar to other country towns Cobar streets act as gutters which can cause significant flooding in the town streets. This is something motorists should be mindful during wet weather.
In the Shire there are approximately 5 airstrips that the shire is responsible for. The Cobar airstrip is sealed – 1.7km and the rest are unsealed – 6.2km. The main use of the Cobar air service is to transport travellers to Sydney. The other airstrips are used by private or emergency services. Cobar has a freight rail link to Dubbo. At present this does not cater for tourists or travellers and is only used for hauling ore, concentrate and agricultural products.
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