Council Departments

 Council has three main departments. The responsibilities of each department are outlined below.

To find out more about our General Manager and Directors click here.

 General Manager - Mr Steve Loane
Council's General Manager is responsible for overseeing all functions of Council and directly responsible for management of Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange.
Corporate Services  Engineering Planning & Growth 
Director - Mr Stefan Murru  Director - Mr Richard Jane Director - Mr Mathew Teale
This Department is responsible for all Corporate, Tourism and Community Services, which include:   This Department is responsible for Infrastructure
and Traffic Services, which include: 
This Department carries out regulatory functions in relation
to Town Planning, Heritage, Building Control, Regulatory
Enforcement, Waste Collection and Disposal and Public Health.
Planning and growth is responsible for property and facilities
management and economic development.

Accounts Payable & Receivable
Administration Support
Annual Budgets and Reviews
Amazing Branding
Audits and Internal Controls
Asset Management
Customer Service
Financial Management & Reporting
Grant Funding
Human Resource Management (Incl. Recruitment & Payroll)
Information & Technology
Insurances Management
Investment & Loans
Long Term Financial Planning & Strategy
Property Information & Management
Public Information
Rates and Revenue
Records Management
Tourism Initiatives, both local and regional
Visitor Information Centre
Water Billing/Meter Reading
Workplace Health & Safety
Youth Programs

After Hours Services
Building Maintenance
Cemetery Management
Depot, Workshop & Stores
Emergency Services
Fleet & Heavy Vehicle Management
Footpaths & Cycleways
Gravel Quarries
Kerb & Gutter
Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds
Private Works
Project Management
Public Carparks
Public Toilets
RMS Contract Works
Road Safety
Roads, Bridges & Culvert Maintenance and Construction
Sewerage System
Sporting Fields
Stormwater Drainage
Street Lighting & Sweeping
Streetscaping, Street Bins, Street Trees
Survey & Design
Trade Waste
Traffic Management, Signs, Linemarking, Roadside Furniture
Water Supply

Assessment of Development Applications
Building Code of Australia
Building Control
Building Inspections & Certificates
EPA Licensing
Food Premises Inspections
Footpath Obstructions
Heritage Advice
Heritage Fund
Household Hazardous Water Collection
Household Kerbside Waste Collection & Recycling Service
Impounding Motor Vehicles
Impounding Stray Stock
Management & Promotion Council business units including Apex Riverside Tourist Park, Olympic Pool
and Central West Livestock Exchange
Operation of Dog Pound
Operation of Landfill sites at Daroobalgie,
Garema, Wirrinya, Bedgerabong, Warroo & Ootha
Overgrown Vegetation
Pollution Incidents
Preparation of Planning Policies & Masterplans
Recycling Programs
Regulatory Control & Registration of Dogs and Cats
Sales & Marketing of Industrial Land
Leases of Unused Land

Statutory Planning

Strategic Planning
Swimming Pool Inspections & Certificates