NSW Premier pays a visit to Cobar

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in Cobar yesterday to announce the NSW Government would be handing back more than 15,000 hectares of land to Aboriginal owners to form the new Mount Grenfell National Park and the Mount Grenfell State Conservation Area. The Premier paid a visit to the Mount Grenfell […]

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Fines for locals not social distancing

Police from the Central North Police District have begun handing out infringement notices and fines to local residents not adhering to social distancing regulations. Cobar Police Sergeant Chris Power said  a driver and his passenger were issued with penalty infringement notices for not complying with noticed direction RE S7/8/9 COVID-19 at […]

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Employers paid to keep staff

Our Federal and State Members are hoping the government’s latest Job Keeper assistance package announced on Monday will help local employers to retain their staff. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said many towns in the west had not yet felt the health implications of the Coronavirus pandemic however all […]

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Big plans for Ward Oval after windfall

The Ward Oval sporting precinct is about to get $4million-plus makeover thanks to a government grant windfall for Cobar Shire Council. A presentation outlining the proposed upgrade for the sporting facility was made to councillors at a workshop last Thursday prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting. Sporting and community groups […]

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One stop shop for drought help

The NSW Government’s Drought Hub and the Federal Government’s Golden Wattle Department of Human Services mobile services centres were in Cobar on Friday to bring a range of information, in particular information about drought assistance. Pictured above is local grazier Dick Roberts talking to Rural Assistance Authority staff at the […]

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New plant to improve water treatment

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro flew into Cobar last week to officially open the town’s new state-of-the-art water filtration plant. The deputy premier joined Mayor Lilliane Brady and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall to cut the ribbon on the new plant last Wednesday. Mayor Brady praised the […]

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Colourful cyclists

Over 100 people participated in the Tour De Cobar Colour Ride at Ward Oval on Sunday morning. Run in conjunction with NSW Bike Week, an initiative of the NSW Government, events like this aim to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy, easy, low cost and environmentally friendly transport […]