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Your Council

Ordinary, Extraordinary and Committee Meetings of Council, agendas and minutes are provided online in this section for public information.

There are contact details for the Mayor and Councillors and Executive Management along with other information relating to their respective positions. The Mayor also provides a weekly report which is made available in this section.

The public notices section is for information from Council relating to any of its activities. This information is also publicly advertised through local media and on our Council Facebook Page.

Current rates, fees and charges and other relevant information is also available in this section along with copies of Council’s current Annual Report, Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework documents and Policies and Codes. 

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Council's Values


Councillors and staff of Cobar Shire Council are committed to delivering value to our community by aligning to our core values of Accountability, Communication, Effective Leadership, Integrity and Teamwork. The abbreviated mantra “ACE IT” represents who we are as an organisation, these core values are the guiding principles for how we carry out our duties and interact with our community.

Our goal is that our employees and others describe Cobar Shire Council as an organisation where people take personal responsibility, there is clarity and transparency, teamwork is effective across the business and we are considered by our customers and the community to add value.

Council are committed to behave and act in accordance with our core values. 

 AccountabilityCommunicationEffective LeadershipIntegrityTeam Work
We valueWe are responsible for our actions, our behavior and the satisfactory completion of allocated tasksWe communicate openly and respectfully, sharing timely and appropriate information with othersWe lead by positive example, embodying all of Council’s agreed ValuesWe are consistently honest, transparent ethical and fair, regardless of the situationWe work collaboratively to achieve shared goals for Council and the community
My BehaviorsI actively participate in the organizationI consider how I say it, why I say it, when I say it and where I say itI act with courage, challenge the status quo and seek out ways to improve our organizationI do and say the right thing, even when no one is watchingI share my knowledge, skills and experience with others
I take full ownership of my role, including my mistakes, and learn from my actionsI listen actively and ask questions to gain a shared understanding I support and encourage others to learn, develop and growI take personal responsibility for my own actions and behaviorI support others to achieve goals and celebrate success
I inspire excellence by performing my role with prideI show empathy and consider things from other’s point of viewI am approachable and treat others consistently and respectfullyI uphold strong moral principles and do what i say I am going to doI consciously choose to work positively with others
I acknowledge my actions and behavior can impact and influence outcomesI provide and receive timely, constructive feedbackI inspire and expect everyone to always do their bestI am professional, treating others just as I expect to be treatedI commit to working together to find solutions

Corporate Goals

Finance and Corporate Services

To provide effective financial planning and reporting to ensure Council remains in a sound financial position, implement revenue policies which provide a fair and equitable distribution of the rate burden and maximise revenue from user charges, regulatory fees and contributions, ensure effective use of information technology throughout all the operations of Council and maintain effective administrative support to fulfill Council’s broad range of services and activities. 

Engineering Services

To provide, develop and maintains the Shire’s infrastructure assets in terms of its transport services (roads, pathways, airport), utility services (water, sewerage, drainage) and open space recreation facilities (parks, reserves, sporting ovals, swimming pool) and to provide adequate resources to facilitate emergency service requirements.

Planning and Environmental Services

To promote, develop and maintain the natural and built environment and protect the community from risks to health and safety by properly monitoring buildings, development, food and waste services and facilitating services for a safe, clean healthy and orderly environment which will in turn improve the quality of life for citizens of the Shire and to undertake timely and effective forward planning of the Shire land use and infrastructure requirements. 

Aged Services

To provide for the appropriate care of the aged within the Cobar community in a caring and homelike environment. 


Cobar Shire Council’s location in far western New South Wales in recent years has led to its development as a regional centre, and Council actively promotes and develops this concept. The infrastructure development associated with five (5) mining operations has only serviced to compound these pressures. Ongoing mineral exploration and mining is anticipated to further increase.

In addition to the functions normally associated with rural authorities, Cobar Shire Council is also responsible for the operation of the following;

  • Great Cobar Outback Heritage Centre
  • Lilliane Brady Village Nursing Home and Hostel
  • Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre
  • Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool
  • Cobar Shire Library
  • Far West Family Day Care & In Home Care
  • Cobar Outside of School Hours Care

The Shire of Cobar also includes the villages of Euabalong, Euabalong West, Mt Hope, Nymagee, Canbelego and Murrin Bridge.

Council’s solicitor is Marsdens Law Group, 49 Dumaresq Street (DX 5107), Campbelltown NSW 2560, Phone: (02) 4626 5077, Fax: (02) 4626 4826.


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