Industrial estate funding a specific pool

Cobar Shire Council staff were all smiles last week following Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s announcement that Cobar will receive $4.4M for a new Industrial Estate. Some locals have however suggested the NSW Government funding could be put to better use and expressed their disappointment through social media saying it could […]

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Water allocation cut to 80 per cent

Cobar will only receive 80 per cent of its annual water allocation over the next year, while water allocations to the local mines have been reduced to 70 per cent. Cobar Shire Council announced the reductions on Monday in response to WaterNSW’s proposed new water delivery arrangements that came into […]


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 […]

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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 […]