Each year Forbes Shire Council builds on heritage awareness and education whilst shining a spotlight on the great work that is carried out in our community to promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
This year is no exception with nominations now open for the 2019 Forbes Heritage Volunteer Award and the Forbes Medal.
Forbes Shire Council is asking everyone to nominate community members they think have displayed excellence in any facet of community service, development and promotion of our heritage.
“I welcome you all to nominate, a person or community group who you think has contributed to the Shire’s environmental heritage or to the understanding of that heritage,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller.
“We have a very rich and colourful past, let’s celebrate it. We want future generations to build on this legacy and continue to share it. Please also think about heritage projects in town and nominate them as well,” said Phyllis.
The Forbes Heritage Volunteer Award is for person/s or a community group who have demonstrated excellence in their field of expertise, by being an inspirational role model for the Forbes Shire’s community.
They will have demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity in their endeavours to preserve our amazing heritage.
The Forbes Heritage Medal is awarded to a project such as the conservation of a building, place or object through maintenance, preservation, repair and reconstruction, by considering the historic townscape and rural setting in which the building sits.
The medal can also be awarded to an exhibition or presentation using any medium to contribute to the understanding of the Shire’s heritage.
Heritage Week is on the 6th May and continues to the 9th May.