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Drought funding on the agenda

The need for more drought funding was at the top of the agenda for yesterday’s Western Division of Councils of NSW Mid-Year Conference in Cobar. President of Local Government NSW (LGNSW), Cr Linda Scott addressed the meeting and said LGNSW had lobbied hard for increased drought assistance. “We’re pleased to […]

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Residents asked about council’s future

A group of 30 locals attended the a community consultation meeting last Friday to put forward their ideas on the government’s proposed Far West Initiative (FWI). While the Cobar community members were not hostile with their comments, many said they were opposed to the FWI proposal, they questioned the need […]

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Local election results to be finalised today

Janine Lea-Barrett is currently the front runner after the first preference votes were counted on Saturday for Cobar’s 2016 local government election. As of yesterday and before the second count of preferences was finalised, Mrs Lea-Barrett looked certain of gaining one of the 12 positions on Cobar Shire Council having […]

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Murdi Paaki calls for government reform

At a meeting last month in Cobar the Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) has called for eight far west local councils to be abolished, and the establishment of a model that better reflects the future demographic. The comments came as the group discussed the Far West Initiative and the Government’s […]

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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 […]