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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 […]

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Cobar TAFE to get an upgrade

A pre-election promise for a new TAFE Connected Learning Centre to be built in Cobar is set to be funded as part of the State Government 2019-2020 Budget announced last week. As part of the budget, $61.7million is to be spent over the next four years for Tranche 3 of […]

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Government fund to plug the leaks

Critical repairs and maintenance of the Albert Priest Channel to help improve water supply efficiency for Cobar and Nyngan is to be funded by the NSW Government. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced the funding when he visited Cobar last week. The $2million is being provided to Bogan Shire Council […]

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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 […]

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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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Butler makes his parliament debut

  The new State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, delivered his inaugural speech to Parliament last week and outlined his goals for the next four years. Mr Butler restated his election commitment which was “to work hard and be honest”. He told parliament that across his electorate he had met […]

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Drought measures announced as DPI gives grim outlook

NSW primary producers continue to be challenged by the current seasonal conditions, with the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update indicating almost all the state is now in mild to severe drought. Dry and warm conditions remained through May with only isolated areas of the North […]

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2016

Locals to benefit from funding

Local children, young people and families in Cobar will benefit from a recent State Government funding announcement by Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries. Mr Humphries said his electorate would receive an extension of $5.8 million in funding for targeted early intervention and intensive programs until mid-2017. Of the $5.8 million […]

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2016

Council to apply for innovation funding

Cobar Shire Council is looking to apply for one-off grant funding from the NSW Government’s $4 million Innovation Fund to install an electronic document management system. The electronic system will help council to deliver better services and better infrastructure in the local community. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said small […]