This week was Local Government Week and Forbes Shire Council welcomed the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements it has made in improving living standards and wellbeing for Forbes Shire residents.
Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM said in the past 12 months Forbes faced unprecedented challenges, from drought to bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Forbes Shire Council recognised the important responsibility it had to support our community through these crises,” Phyllis said.
“Local Government Week is not about blowing our own trumpet; it’s about making residents aware of the range of services councils have on offer to make their community a fantastic place to work and live.”
Phyllis said the theme of this year’s Local Government week is “Councils Do.”
“Forbes Shire Council recognises the truth of that theme – that we would provide the best possible support for our community through the broad range of services we provide and a proactive response to the many challenges our community face,” she said.
“Councils are the hub of their communities, responsible for community events, libraries, sports fields, parks, pools, building and development assessment and even cemeteries.”
Phyllis said Forbes Shire Council took its role serving the community very seriously. “Councils are the grassroots, frontline level of government for the majority of people in NSW.”
When issues arise at a local level, Council’s are usually the first point of contact and the first to protect and enhance the environment, lifestyle and well-being of the town and its residents. Council also works to draw new residents, business, and development opportunities into Forbes.
For more information on services provided by Forbes Shire Council go to www.forbes.nsw.gov.au.