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Councillors discuss Newey progress

Councillors were updated at last week’s council meeting on the temporary ban on free camping at the Newey recreation area. Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said work was progressing on the creation of a Plan of Management for the Newey. Council has received two applications from consultants to […]

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Locals have input on economic plan

Local residents from a diverse cross section of the community have provided input for a State Government regional economic development strategy. Following on from a NSW Government economic survey that received a good response from Cobar residents at the end of last year, members of the community were invited to […]

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Community backlash over Newey ban

Cobar Shire Council’s announcement of a ban on free camping at the Newey has prompted strong community backlash. Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko publically announced the ‘no camping until further notice’ rule last week after receiving a directive from the NSW Department of Industry—Crown Lands and Water. Local resident Jill […]

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Campers curtailed

Cobar Shire Council has been forced to curtail camping at the Newey following a directive last week from the NSW Department of Industry—Crown Lands and Water. Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said he had no choice in the matter which will now see all camping banned at the Newey recreation […]

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Big cash boost for miners memorial

Cobar Shire Councillors last week voted unanimously to contribute $85,000 to the Cobar Miners Memorial Project. Chairman and instigator of the memorial project Barry Knight was hard pressed to wipe the smile off his face last Friday afternoon, a full day after the decision was made at last Thursday’s Ordinary […]

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Construction close for Cobar’s new MPS

Health Infrastructure is hoping the construction of Cobar’s new health facility will commence soon. In an update from Health Infrastructure released last week, it advised the detailed planning and design stages had now been completed and they were set to start on the delivery stage of the project. The Development […]