Pipe replacement project progressing well

Work on the replacement of the town’s corroded water pipes is going well however the job will take a bit longer than originally planned. In an effort to address problems of “dirty water” Cobar Shire Council engaged reticulation replacement specialists Killard Infrastructure to upgrade 5.7km of corroded cast iron pipes […]


Dream of miners memorial coming true

In just four months local Barry Knight’s dream of building a miners memorial is expected to become a reality with the ceremonial first sod turned on the project on Friday by the Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall. Also joining Mr Marshall were Sam Farraway MLC and State Member for […]


Cobar comes to life with weekend events

          Narromine-based jockey Ricky Blewitt rode a winning treble at the Cobar Picnic Races on Saturday, the first of which was on Rebecca’s Quest finishing 1.5 lengths ahead of Scarpa in Race 2, the 1,000 metres Cynend Building & Construction Class B Handicap. It was the […]


Ram sale draws a good crowd

An excellent result was achieved at Cobar’s Annual Ram Sale last week with 100 per cent clearance of the 86 lots of White Dorpers, Dorpers and Australian White rams on offer. Landmark Russell’s livestock sales manager Lucas Scales said this year’s sale had great local support as well as keen […]


Local news gathering boosted by grant

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton last week announced that The Cobar Weekly will receive a $12,627 grant to support employee wages, after being successful in the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program. The Cobar Weekly was one of 107 regional news outlets across the country to benefit from the […]


Farmers still feeling drought effects

While the Cobar district has recorded some good rainfalls this year, the rain however hasn’t always been widespread and it also hasn’t been nearly enough to break the drought. According to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Combined Drought Indicator (CDI), as of the end of June the Cobar […]


Cobar continues COVID-19 caution

Staff and visitors to the Cobar Health Service are now required to wear face masks like all other hospitals and health services across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). WNSWLHD Director of Operations Mark Spittal said that NSW Health had responded to the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 […]