Masterplans

Forbes Shire Council presents a vision and strategic planning framework to guide the growth and change in the Shire.

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Lake Forbes Activation Plan The Lake Forbes Activation Plan is the result of extensive consultation with the community and represents the vision for Lake Forbes for the next 20 years from 2020.  The community highly values open space and the amenity it provides as well  as connection and interaction with their community.  Guiding principles for the design of this plan – expressed as values by the community are: 

Water – provide amenity for water based recreation

Exercise – provide opportunities for exercise

Eat – facilitate options for food and dining

Contemporary - update the lake with contemporary elements

Legible – well defined paths of travel

Variety – a variety of well vegetated spaces

Shade – provide shade

Access and Amenity.

The plan contains a list of ranked and costed projects and will be reviewed every 5 years to ensure the needs of the community are being met.

 Lake Forbes Activation Plan cover (PDF 95.5MB)
Gum Swamp Managment Plan The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines, directions and a framework for future management of Gum Swamp, Forbes. Gum Swamp Management Plan cover (PDF 2.8MB)
CBD Masterplan The Forbes CBD Masterplan identifies a series of actions which could be undertaken to enhance the economic viability, growth and marketability of the Forbes Town Centre. The Masterplan identifies key design initiatives to improve the overall liveability and competitive position of Forbes Shire within the Central West NSW. The Masterplan provides strategies that will improve, beautify and revitalise the Forbes CBD, analyses connectivity of areas that are underutilised, and provides a pathway to integrate tourism, art and cultural strategies into the CBD.

The CBD Masterplan is the result of extensive consultation with the community, the Forbes Business Chamber, industries and visitors and tourists of Forbes and will be delivered in a number of stages over future years.

 CBD Masterplan cover (PDF 16.3MB)

Templar St options (PDF 5.5MB)