Council welcomes a new asset manager and an engineer

Cobar Shire Council has recently welcomed two new staff members with Brett Richards taking on the role of Asset and Facilities Manager and Niduku Wijewickrama is Council’s new Water & Sewer Engineer. Brett is tasked with compiling and registering a comprehensive list of all council assets, developing an Asset Management […]


Council closes carpark to campers

Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko made a decision last week to close the council car park (behind the council building) to caravan campers. Temporary fencing was erected in the carpark last Thursday with signs reading ‘No camping on this site. Due to the inappropriate actions of previous caravanners […]


Cobar Shire Council swears in their 12th councillor

Cobar Shire Council welcomed new coun-cillor Michael Prince to their Ordinary Council Meeting last Thursday afternoon. The election of Mr Prince at the recent by-election now brings council up to its full complement of 12 councillors. With only a small meeting agenda, Mr Prince’s first meeting as a new councillor […]


By-election count continues

Counting continues this week to find a result in Cobar’s Local Government by-election. NSW Electoral Commission’s (NSWEC) returning officer Vanessa Reschke said they should have a pretty good idea by the end of the week which one of the two candidates will be elected to Cobar Shire Council. As of […]


More than $5M to be spent on industrial area

Cobar Shire Council’s plans to upgrade the industrial area will be unveiled at com-munity consultation meetings next month. Council has been granted close to $5.5 mil-lion from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program to upgrade civil services (roads and stormwater) to the existing industri-al area in east Cobar. Cr […]


Cobar Shire’s new council sworn in

Cobar’s mayor Peter Abbott and deputy mayor, Jarrod Marsden, will continue in their roles for the next two years after the mayor and deputy mayor positions were uncontested at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting. Following the swearing-in of the new council of 11 last Thursday, Cr Abbott and Cr Marsden […]


A very warm welcome

Visitors entering Cobar from the north (and locals returning to town) will be greeted with a new ‘Welcome to Cobar’ sign erected by Cobar Shire Council last week. The new sign pays homage to Cobar’s rural heritage and portrays windmills, working dogs and a crop in a field. The sign […]