Cobar shines in Carbon Cocky awards

Local grazier Peter Yench is hoping his win last week of the ‘Carbon Cocky of the Year’ award will help to throw a spotlight on carbon farming and bring about changes to its methodology. The National Carbon Cocky Awards recognise excellence in carbon farming and emissions reduction techniques which deliver […]


$4.4million boost for Cobar

Cobar will receive $4.4million to develop a new industrial estate as part of the NSW Government’s $170million Drought Stimulus Package. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and State Member for Barwon Roy Butler were in Cobar on Friday to make the funding announcement. Mr Barilaro said the […]


Rotary reflects on big year

Peter Patton, the new president elect of the Rotary Club of Cobar, has vowed to raise the profile of the club in the community and involve more young people. Mr Patton was invested to the president’s role by Rotary District 9670 Past District Governor Brian Coffey from Maitland on Saturday […]


Pilot program gives students work skills

When it comes to getting a job in the mining industry, a group of 11 Cobar High School (CHS) students has “gotten the jump” on other students around the state. The CHS students have recently completed a nine week Work Skills Preparation course at the CSA Mine. The pilot course, […]


Drought funding on the agenda

The need for more drought funding was at the top of the agenda for yesterday’s Western Division of Councils of NSW Mid-Year Conference in Cobar. President of Local Government NSW (LGNSW), Cr Linda Scott addressed the meeting and said LGNSW had lobbied hard for increased drought assistance. “We’re pleased to […]

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Water allocation cut to 80 per cent

Cobar will only receive 80 per cent of its annual water allocation over the next year, while water allocations to the local mines have been reduced to 70 per cent. Cobar Shire Council announced the reductions on Monday in response to WaterNSW’s proposed new water delivery arrangements that came into […]


Local athletes off to Canada

Loose change donated by the patrons of the Great Western Hotel has helped raise $2,446.70 for Cobar High School athletes Hannah Carroll and Ben Griffiths to travel to Canada to compete in Athletics. Pictured with their personal trainer Khan Fugar, who has been helping them to physically and mentally prepare […]

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Cobar TAFE to get an upgrade

A pre-election promise for a new TAFE Connected Learning Centre to be built in Cobar is set to be funded as part of the State Government 2019-2020 Budget announced last week. As part of the budget, $61.7million is to be spent over the next four years for Tranche 3 of […]