6 February 2024

We have some exciting progress at the Multipurpose Equestrian Centre.

We have some exciting progress at the Multipurpose Equestrian Centre, which is coming together very nicely. The trusses have been lifted and the roof sheeting will be added in the next couple of week. A huge effort to the teams on the ground, we can’t wait to start using this space.
This project will provide an exciting addition to our sporting facilities in town, filling a hole in the racecourse precinct that will cater for many fun events in the future, both existing and new to our town.

Housing is a huge issue for Forbes and as you know Council is working hard on this front. In a massive project for the Shire, the Land and Housing Corporation is seeking feedback on their master plan for the development of private, social, and affordable housing on vacant Crown Land located off Farnell and Dawson Streets. This project is set to provide over 100 new homes which will help ease housing pressures and provide more options to accommodate our growing population.
I would like to encourage everyone to attend the community feedback sessions next week to view the master plan in person, speak with the project team, and find out about the next steps for this exciting project.
The sessions will be held in the Town Hall on Wednesday 14 February between 4pm and 6pm, and Thursday 15 February between 9:30am and 11:30am.

How exciting to see the scaffolding down from around our beloved Vampire Jet. In even more exciting news, Oral Historian Rob Willis has produced an updated video outlining the history of the aircraft. This video is a part of the Digital Heritage Trail, which includes extensive information about many of our wonderful historic sites around town. I would like to thank Rob for his work on such a valuable resource to our community and visitors.
If you would like to view the Trail, information can be found on the Forbes Shire Council website or there are brochures available at the Visitor Information Centre. These brochures will be receiving an exciting update soon as well, so keep your eyes peeled!

Enjoy your week, and God bless.

Phyllis Miller, OAM Forbes Mayor