Funding bonanza for community spaces

Cobar Shire Council has secured a good slice of the almost $6.5million recently awarded to the Barwon Electorate from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Council is to receive $488,340 in total with $345,280 allocated to build the next stage of the Drummond Park Adventure Playground while $142,520 will […]


Council recognised for environmental efforts with awards

Cobar Shire Council has been recognised for its environmental efforts with two Local Government awards. Council received the awards under the 2016/2017 Excellence in the Environment Awards program run annually by Local Government NSW which aim to recognise the outstanding achievements by NSW councils in managing and protecting the environment. […]

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ACMA ruling to prevent 2WEB’s Cobar broadcast

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) has rejected Cobar Shire Council’s request to re-transmit Bourke’s 2WEB community radio station into Cobar. ACMA licensing officer Jackie Russell said retransmission of the Bourke 2WEB community broadcasting service to the community of Cobar was not consistent with ACMA’s current out of area […]

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Call goes out for new LBV management

The Lilliane Brady Village (LBV) should be under new management by May 2018 with Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a new provider being released last week. As part of the construction of a new medical facility in Cobar which will incorporate the Lilliane Brady Village nursing home, Cobar Shire Council […]

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Yench weighs in on carbon review

Local landholder and Cobar Shire Councillor Peter Yench last week took part in an Emissions Reduction Fund Roundtable discussion in Dubbo. Mr Yench was invited to attend the meeting which was part of the Climate Change Authority’s consultation on its review of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) legislation which governs […]

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Community can comment on pool rec area upgrades

Cobar Shire Council is seeking community feedback on proposed upgrades to the recreational areas at Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool. The proposed design is now on display at the Cobar Shire Council administration office, Cobar Shire & TAFE Library or online. Council is encouraging the public to view and have their […]