$1.375M spend on industrial area

Cobar Shire Council has been allocated $1.375 million from Round 7 of the NSW Government Resources for Regions funding to upgrade the Cobar Industrial Estate. When applying for the funding, Council proposed the money would be spent to upgrade roads (to a standard capable of withstanding use by A Double […]


New respiratory clinic opens in Cobar

As part of a collaborative response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, a new respiratory clinic opened in Cobar this week further strengthening our preparedness to fight the virus. Under the COVID-19 National Health Plan, the Commonwealth Government is supporting dedicated general practice respiratory clinics for patients with mild-to-moderate fever and […]


Yanda Creek swells for first time in years

Parts of the Cobar district have recorded their best rain in years, filling tanks and causing the Yanda Creek to swell to levels not seen for decades. The creek flooded, cutting the Barrier Highway 15km east of Cobar on Sunday afternoon, after some areas recorded rainfall upwards of 50-100mm over […]

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Rural crime the target of special police operation

A police operation targeting illegal hunting and trespass offences aims to crack down on rural crime in our area. Officers attached to Central North Police District and Central Zone Rural Crime Prevention Team launched Operation Highground last week in an effort to detect, deter and prosecute illegal hunting and rural […]

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Celebrating a piece of Cobar history

The Cobar community kicked up its heels last Thursday night to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Cobar’s museum. “If this old building could talk, what a tale she’d tell!” deputy mayor Peter Abbott said of  the Great Cobar Heritage Centre in his opening address. Cr Abbott and […]

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$4.4million boost for Cobar

Cobar will receive $4.4million to develop a new industrial estate as part of the NSW Government’s $170million Drought Stimulus Package. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and State Member for Barwon Roy Butler were in Cobar on Friday to make the funding announcement. Mr Barilaro said the […]