How We Can Help
Forbes Shire Council takes a comprehensive approach to economic development growth and expansion in the region. Council supports the attraction of new investment via business, events, visitors and new residents as well as development of existing businesses, expansion of new industries and destination experiences, including the tourism sector.
Forbes Economic Prospectus
Forbes is renowned for breathtaking waterways, natural landscapes, strong agriculture industry, inspiring heritage, dynamic retail sector, and our amazing arts and culture. Strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, halfway between Brisbane and Melbourne and just three hours from Canberra, the Forbes Shire is known as one of the richest agricultural areas in the state and is home to a state-of-the-art livestock selling facility, the Central West Livestock Exchange, which boasts an annual turnover of $330M.
Please download our Prospectus for more information: