Heritage and history are an important part of the fabric of our Shire.
Forbes is a town with a rich history and proud heritage. Forbes is famous for its historic buildings and important heritage places, many listed by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and some which you will recognize from the hit film 'The Dish'.
Heritage items are those things identified as having
heritage significance for a community. They are things which have survived from
an earlier time and illustrate how an area has grown and developed. Forbes has
a unique and rich history and the identification and protection of heritage
items helps to illustrate this history. Council has a responsibility to
identify local heritage items and seeks to preserve the heritage of Forbes by
encouraging sensitive management of these public and private items.
157 existing heritage items and heritage conservation areas which are listed in
Schedule 5 of Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013. They include private
dwellings, public buildings, gardens, reserves, commercial and industrial buildings,
landscape features, bus shelters and memorials.