Council presents a conservative budget for coming year

Cobar Shire Council was pleased to be able to present a “good” budget to ratepayers at public meeting last Wednesday night. Council’s director of corporate and community services, Kym Miller, said he’s worked out a conservative budget for 2019/2020 that has “very little risk and significant opportunities”. “There’s no reduction […]

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Major works to bring our museum into this century

With tourism a focus of the NSW Government’s funding supplied to Joint Organisations, the Great Cobar Heritage Centre will benefit from a $1.43million upgrade.  Museum staff have described the funding as an “exciting opportunity” to update some of the current displays, some of which are over 30 years old. Many […]


Award recognises a rare talent in local council engineer

Cobar Shire Council’s Roads Works Manager Adrienne Pierini has been honoured with a Minister’s Award for Women in Local Government. Ms Pierini was announced as the winner of the Women in a Non-Traditional Role—Rural or Regional Council category last week by Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock. The Minister handed out […]


State politicians check in on Cobar

Cobar Shire Council hosted a visit from NSW State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet (far left) and the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (far right) on Saturday with the pair making funding announcements of $2million to kick start work on piping the Albert Priest Channel (which supplies our water) and $1.43million of […]


Newey plan back in the spotlight

Campers could soon be allowed to return to the Newey after councillors decided last week to immediately adopt a Plan of Management for the reserve. Councillors discussed a report on the management options for the Newey Reserve, prepared by Eco Logical Australia, at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting. Council’s general […]

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Council looks to lobby for tax change

Cobar Shire councillors are conducting further investigations into tax laws in an effort to lobby for change that would make residential workforces more appealing to mining companies. Councillors discussed the matter at their April Ordinary Council Meeting following a notice of motion from Cr Peter Abbott calling for council to […]

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Airline talks progressing for Cobar

 Plans to return air services to Cobar and other towns in the region are progressing with negotiations to commence between the Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO) and two NSW airlines. Chairperson of the Far North West Joint Organisation and Mayor of Cobar Shire Council, Lilliane Brady OAM, last week […]

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Grey Mardi Gras funding discussed

Cobar Shire Councillors are in favour of holding another Grey Mardi Gras festival again next year. The matter was discussed at Wednesday’s April Ordinary Council Meeting with all councillors agreeing that the festival had been of great benefit to the town. Cr Jarrod Marsden however said he was wary about […]