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Mount Grenfell access improved

Access to the Mount Grenfell historic aboriginal site will become much easier with the Pulpulla Road (Shire Road 6) soon to be sealed. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced last week that 14 councils in his electorate would benefit from $43.9million in funding from the Fixing Local Roads program, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Cobar Shire to get $1M funding

Cobar Shire Council is set to receive over $1million as part of the Federal Government’s boost for road and community projects that aim to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Council will workshop how their funding allocation of $1,085,211 can be put to best use. The guidelines for […]

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Water restrictions eased as dam fills

Cobar Shire Council’s announcement last week that water restrictions would be lifted completely as of June 1 has been met with trepidation by local residents rather than fanfare. Mayor Lilliane Brady announced last week that water restrictions would be completely abolished in line with Council’s draft Drought Management Plan. Cr […]


Western villages welcome new RFDS clinic buildings

Two new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) purpose-built clinics are now onsite and operational in Louth and Tilpa, with the Tilpa community holding its first clinic last week. The two clinics, which have been funded by a generous donor, will provide services to the villages and surrounding areas including primary […]