His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales has announced that he and his wife will visit both Forbes and Parkes in November. “Linda and I are very much looking forward to meeting the people of Forbes and Parkes over the three days,” Governor Hurley said.
Governor Hurley has consistently demonstrated a keen interest in engaging with communities across New South Wales since becoming Governor in October 2014. Together with Mrs Hurley, they have visited Eden, Boggabilla, Balranald, Broken Hill and Bourke with countless towns and villages in between. This will be their first trip to Parkes
and Forbes since taking up residence at Government House Sydney.
“There is nothing more heartening than meeting the people of this great state and seeing first hand, and in their own backyard, not only their achievements and successes, but also the challenges that they face on a daily basis,” Governor Hurley said. “Heading into the geographical heart of New South Wales is certain to be a real highlight for us both.”
Since being sworn into the position, Governor Hurley has continued to pursue a number of priority areas such as youth engagement, regional and rural growth, innovation, industry, trade and investment, inclusiveness and diversity, and service to state and community. Governor Hurley maintains a particular interest in mental health and homelessness while also focusing on advances in science, maths and engineering, as well as Indigenous leadership opportunities.
Both the Governor and Mrs Hurley share a deep passion for schools, music and singing, while Mrs Hurley also enjoys interacting with aged care and women’s associations. The Governor will visit Forbes and Parkes over three days from 17 to 19 November. The final Vice Regal program will be released closer to the date.