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Parliamentary inquiry into fitness of local government

The parliamentary committee inquiring into local government in NSW held a public meeting in Cobar on Monday with representatives from Cobar, Bourke, Bogan and Broken Hill councils invited to speak. Cobar Shire Council’s mayor Lilliane Brady said all were in agreeance that local governments should remain “local”. Cobar Shire’s general […]

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An air service for Cobar is gaining altitude

Regional Express (Rex) subsidiary Air Link, will offer regular commercial passenger flights to Cobar commencing at the end of the month. Air Link Chief Operating Officer David Brooksby confirmed on Monday that it will be offering Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services between Cobar and Dubbo which will connect with […]

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Howie’s legacy commemorated

  A section of Lewis Street that runs along the northern boundary of the Cobar Rugby Club and leads to the entrance of the club grounds has been officially renamed as Howie’s Drive as a legacy to Daniel ‘Howie’ Howard. A public function was held at Cobar Rugby Club’s Ailsa […]

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Crane cuts power

Essential Energy crews were quick to respond to an unplanned power outage which affected more than 900 households and businesses in Cobar, including parts of the central business district, around 1pm last Wednesday. Manager community relations Northern David Crough said for the safety of the public and their property Essential […]

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Funds to eradicate African boxthorn

Cobar Shire Council will receive State Government funding to help eradicate African boxthorn at the Old Res. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries last week announced the Barwon Electorate would receive $742,000 as part of the Public Reserves Management Funding released by Minister for Lands Niall Blair. “Barwon has received a […]

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Homelessness prevention on the local agenda last week

State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries during Homeless Prevention Week last week announced that Western NSW would receive $9.8 million this year for specialist homelessness services. Mr Humphries said the funding will help people who have become homeless and prevent others in the local community from becoming homeless. “The week […]