I would like to thank everyone who came along to our Contractor and Services Night. Our Shire has so much work planned for the next 12-18 months and Council wants as many locals as possible to get part of the workload.
Recently, I attended the Load Restraint Program Launch with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Mayors from Parkes and Lachlan Shires. This is such an important project and will aid in removing doubts about how to load heavy vehicles and hopefully reduce the number of dangerously loaded trucks operating on our regional roads.
I did use my time with the Deputy Prime Minister to question why some of the grants we have received recently stipulate using contractors and not using our local people to carry out the work. I will let you know his response next week.
Also met with TAFE, Adam Bennett, Michelle Cable and Adrian Flipo and I am gobsmacked to see what they have on offer through TAFE. We will work with them to ensure we have the very best training options we can available here in Forbes. Watch this space, I will give you more on that very soon.
Just a reminder about Heritage Week. The fun began on Saturday with the Heritage Festival in Victoria Park and Harold Street. There were some truly amazing stalls and entertainment on the day.
Last but definitely not least, I would also like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Youth Week Awards.