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Drought funds to support preschools

Services looking after our littlest learners in the Cobar Shire will share in $370,000 of NSW Government relief funding during this tough drought period. State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said this will ensure preschool services can continue to operate during the adverse economic conditions associated with the drought period. […]

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Psychs on Bikes in Cobar on “Big Ride”

A big community welcome has been planned for the Psychs on Bikes charity riders when they arrive in Cobar on Friday. Psychs on Bikes is an organisation of mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and counsellors) who are on their annual “Big Ride” from Perth to Sydney. The group has been […]

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CHS Year 12 students recognised in their final assembly

Cobar High School held their Year 12 Presentation Ceremony last Wednesday where students were recognised for their achievements throughout the year. Georgia Nicholson received a number of awards including the Outstanding Academic Achievement in English Standard, Business Studies, Geography and Community and Family Services, a Welfare and Discipline Principal’s Award […]

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Is Cobar ready for an influx of visitors?

One local business has been gearing up since June to ensure they are ready for the big influx of visitors expected for the Running on Empty festival later this month. Business owner Trudy Griffiths said she and the her Gumnuts Gifts & Homewares staff began planning back in May for […]

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Work officially underway on Cobar’s new hospital

Work on the construction of Cobar’s new $30million multipurpose health service officially got underway on Tuesday with State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries turning the first sod of dirt on the site. Building contractor Hutchinson Builders, in conjunction with two local earthworks companies, began work to clear the site adjacent […]

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Humphries declares an end to dirty water

Cobar Shire Council has finally secured $6.9million in funding from the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program to upgrade the town water supply. State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced the funding on Tuesday saying everyone in NSW deserves access to reliable and high-quality water. “At the completion of […]

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A nutritious and delicious workshop

Cancer Council NSW, in partnership with regional waste and resource management group NetWaste, conducted a free ‘Pantry to Plate’ cooking workshop in Cobar last week. Funded by NSW Environment Authority’s (EPA) Love Food Hate Waste Food Smart program, 2011 MasterChef Australia winner and mother of three, Kate Bracks, shared her […]