Deficit worsens

The bottom line of Cobar Shire Council’s Draft Budget, expected to be put on public exhibition at tomorrow’s March Meeting, shows a deficit of $2.2 million.

Despite this being a substantial worsening of the situation, Council is not looking to increase rates above the rate pegging or cut services despite big increases in costs.

“We are having a public meeting in April for the community to come and listen and understand what’s in the budget and how it’s going to affect them.”…Full story in this week’s edition out now!