01 July 2020

Welcome to the new financial year! We have a very exciting year ahead with so many great projects planned for Forbes this year.

You would have heard Council was lucky to receive funding from Stronger Country Communities for the new Ninja Park and Spooner Oval lighting. The Ninja Park is such an exciting addition to Forbes, we will place the park near the Skate Park, making the area the best youth precinct in the Central West! Spooners’ will receive new energy efficient lighting for the oval making the oval much more user friendly for training and night time games.

Another round of funding we were lucky to receive was $1 million for the Drought Communities Program from the Federal Government. This work includes some wonderful projects around town including the upgrades to the Rotunda in Victoria Park. This Rotunda was built in 1881, and utilised regularly by many community groups and events such as Carols by Candlelight, Heritage Week and Anzac Day celebrations. It will be wonderful to see this get some TLC. The Toddlers Pool at the Forbes Olympic Pool will also have maintenance work completed, hopefully in time for summer. The Heated Pool is in its final design stages for work to begin very soon. The continuation of the Lake Forbes Activation Plan with the installation of drinking water stations around the existing five kilometre walking track, which continues to be used by residents and tourists alike. These amazing projects will help our community economically with continued employment of locals carrying out majority of the work. This is a win-win given the current situation. It is also an investment in our town’s facilities for both the community and tourists to enjoy.

God Bless.