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New role forces councillor to quit

Cr Greg Martin, who has served as a Cobar Shire councillor for the past 14 years, will be forced to resign due to his acceptance of employment as a district officer with the Rural Fire Service (RFS). Mr Martin said RFS employees are not permitted to hold the position of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Community projects get a big cash boost

Cobar Shire Council has received more than $1.8million to fund four local projects under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program. State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries was in Cobar last Thursday to hand over the $1,853,247 in funding which he hopes will breathe new life into community and local […]

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Does Cobar need a new industrial area?

 Cobar Shire Council is considering building a new purpose-built industrial estate but, before picking up any tools, they want to find out if there is a need for it. Council’s special projects officer Angela Shepherd said council recently submitted an expression of interest for State Government funding to build a […]

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Million dollar grant to seal local road

Cobar Shire Council is to receive $1Million to seal 12km of the Grain Road at Euabalong as part of $14Million in upgrades being funded under the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. The project is one of seven heavy vehicle routes in the Parkes electorate that will soon […]