Rotary cashes up community

The Rotary Club of Cobar handed out $6,000 worth of donations to local groups last week. The Macquarie Home Stay, Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Cobar Weekly Association, Cobar Preschool, Cobar Mobile Children’s Services and Kubby House Childcare Centre were the recipients of the club’s annual donation program. Club secretary […]

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Cobar to receive resources funds

Cobar Shire Council is set to benefit from $4.4million from the NSW Government’s revamped resources for Regions program. Deputy Premier and minister responsible for resources John Barilaro announced the changes last week. “Every year our vibrant mining towns contribute to the NSW economy, but this success can place extra pressure […]


Building set to start on Miners Memorial

After close to six years of planning, the Cobar Miners Memorial Concept 2.0 is now set to go ahead. The community-driven project, headed up by local Barry Knight, proposed to erect a memorial to miners in the heritage Park at the eastern entrance to town. The project received significant community […]


Local couple named Rotarians of the Year

  Cobar’s Gordon and Therese Hill have been named the Australasian Rotarians of the Year. Rotary District 9670 Governor Graeme Hooper presented the prestigious award to the Hills on Saturday. The award recognises continuous club and district activity reflecting Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self”. Gordon and Therese are both devoted […]


Ward Oval set for complete transformation

A big windfall for Cobar Shire Council last week has ensured that an $11.7million Community Hub can now be built at Ward Oval. Council was awarded $6.7million last week from Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the construction of an Early Learning Precinct as […]


Cobar says cheers as clubs and pubs reopen

Patrons will need to adopt some new habits if they want to once again enjoy the facilities at local pubs and clubs. Maintaining social distancing (one person per four square metres), no standing around (patrons must be seated unless ordering), providing your contact details, using hand sanitizer and sticking to […]


Few gave more to Cobar than Max

Cobar was saddened by the recent passing of Max Humphries, a man who gave over 50 years of his time to the town in a way very few people have done. Sadly, the current COVID-19 restrictions on crowd gatherings meant the people of Cobar were unable to pay a fitting […]


Big Beer Can is the best

A popular vote has seen Cobar’s Big Beer Can win the title of ‘The Best Big Attraction in Australia’. The ‘Grand Can’ was announced as the winner on Friday morning of an online Facebook competition poll run by Let’s Go Caravan and Camping. Cobar Shire Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith […]


New respiratory clinic opens in Cobar

As part of a collaborative response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, a new respiratory clinic opened in Cobar this week further strengthening our preparedness to fight the virus. Under the COVID-19 National Health Plan, the Commonwealth Government is supporting dedicated general practice respiratory clinics for patients with mild-to-moderate fever and […]