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Mookhey visits Cobar on western listening tour

Labor’s spokesperson for Barwon Daniel Mookhey MLC was in Cobar yesterday as part of his week-long “listening tour” of Western NSW. In addition to speaking with Mayor Lilliane Brady yesterday Mr Mookhey also met with Broken Hill mayor Darriea Turley. During his tour Mr Mookhey was keen to speak to […]

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Community shows support for campers

The issue of free camping at the Newey has stirred the community with a packed gallery at last week’s ordinary meeting of Cobar Shire Council. Cr Julie Payne, whose motion prompted the discussion on the matter, admitted that while her motion may not have originally been correctly worded, her use […]

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Grant funding to build new hotel in Cobar

A new $750,000 hotel and conference centre to be built on the Copper City Motel site has secured NSW and Commonwealth Government tourism funding. The new Copper City Hotel will rise as part of an adjunct to the 30-room Copper City Motel, which Out of the Ordinary Outback tourism company […]

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Uncertainty over Far West Initiative

The eight Far West councils who were earmarked to be included in the Far West Initiative (FWI) are unsure where they now stand on the matter. Conflicting statements made about the FWI by various State Government politicians during and after last week’s Western Division Council Conference at Wentworth have confused […]