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Grey Mardi Gras is an attention grabber

An idea that came up in a Cobar Shire Council workshop, the Grey Mardi Gras, is already getting plenty of attention. Cr Bob Sinclair’s idea for a unique festival for Cobar is also getting plenty of funding with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visiting last week to hand over […]

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Could Ward Oval solve a camping conundrum?

  Cobar Shire Council will look at opening up Ward Oval to free campers. The matter was discussed at last Thursday’s Ordinary Council Meeting following a notice of motion put to the meeting by Cr Peter Yench. “Something needs to be done and I think it can be done legally,” […]

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Businessman speaks on local effects of tourism decline

Local businessman Geoff McGuinness used the public access forum at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting to speak about his concerns (and that of other local business owners) on the decline of tourists stopping in Cobar. “The town is a laughing stock,” Mr McGuinness told council. “Bourke’s caravan parks are overflowing. […]

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Tensions flare at packed council meeting

Tensions flared at last Thursday night’s packed council meeting with Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko forced to call on councillors and members of the gallery to show respect to the meeting chamber. The public gallery was full with more than 50 people, including many local business owners, there […]

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Public feedback shaping pool contract

Cobar Shire Council has this week released the specifications for the new contract for the management of the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool and is expecting lots of interest. Council’s director of finance and community services, Kym Miller said the new contract has been written with community feedback taken into account. […]