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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 […]

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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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Gordon’s the best volunteer in the west

Cobar’s Gordon Hill was named the Overall winner of the Orana Region NSW Volunteer of the Year awards at a special ceremony in Dubbo yesterday. The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual event run by The Centre for Volunteering and is the biggest celebration of volunteering across […]

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Local business success story supports race club

Wells Ventilation Australia (formerly Wells Construction) has been the major sponsor of the Cobar Miners Race Club’s Spring Races since they first commenced three years ago. Proprietor Darran Wells, who’s worked in the family business for 29 years and took over from his father Allan 10 years ago, was pleased […]

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Roosters are west’s best

Cobar Junior Rugby League Club has won the 2018 Country Rugby League (CRL) Western Region Grassroots Club of the Year award. Club president Simone Knight was also named the CRL Western Region Volunteer of the Year with Mrs Knight collecting the two awards at a CRL awards dinner in Sydney […]

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Locals feeling the full effect of the big dry

A lot of old farming families in the Cobar district have seen too many droughts in their lifetimes like the current one that’s gripping most of southern Australia. Tom Mitchell, a second generation grazier at Gambolalley north of Cobar, has experienced his share of droughts (he’s also lived through the […]