Cobar Biohub

Returning our country to

agricultural productivity and native biodiversity

by creating value from weeds

It is a complex project so it is a long video

What the land


Open grassed woodland pre European settlement

Background photo: Open grass woodland near Cobar by Murray Ellis, date unknown.

What the land


Invasive Native Scrub covers > 40% of the Cobar peneplain

(approximately 3 million hectares)

Background photo: INS covered country approximately 40km north of Cobar

What the land


Open grassed woodland after INS removal and land remediation

(Background photo: INS rehabilitated country approximately 15km south of Cobar, NSW)


After obtaining government approvals, the Cobar Biohub removes Invasive Native Scrub (INS): native plants which have come to dominate original ecosystems as a result of changed land use practices from European settlement.  


The removal of the impenetrable and ecologically damaging INS results in a return to the original open grassed woodlands while providing sustainable carbon neutral inputs in to the steel industry, agriculture and manufacturing.


Your waste is our resource

Invasive native scrub is considered 'rubbish' by landholders. It is burnt if it is removed.

By selectively sorting the INS species and manufacturing higher value products we can overcome the normally project killing harvesting and transport costs. 

We think and do smarter

Photo by Kyle Ellefson on Unsplash

What's in it for the landholder?

$ /ac

save on INS removal costs

up to

increase in land value

up to

increased gross income

COBAR: Our town, our community

Jobs created

over 5 years

$ million


>$ Million/yr

in to the local economy

During the development phase


Jobs available

Research required