Another week and another award for Forbes Shire Council at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) last weekend.
Our Load Restraint Education Project, run in conjunction with Parkes and Lachlan Councils last year, won an IPWEA (NSW and ACT) Excellence in Road Safety award. Since this project we have seen load restraint breaches decrease by 69%.
Our fabulous outdoor team has been spraying for mozzies to keep our much-loved lake area, sportsgrounds and facilities safe for everyone. Council also has a two-pronged monitoring system in place to track risks.
Residents interested in our community’s future are urged to complete the Forbes Future Housing survey. It is available online with links on our website or Facebook page, or pick up a printed copy at the Council offices. Take time to tell us what you want our community to look like and include in the future.
Talking about our future, I am very excited to announce earthworks started on Monday at the Central West Industrial Park, adjacent to our state of the art selling facility, the Central West Livestock Exchange.
This next stage of development is expanding the industrial complex area and the number of blocks with access to utilities necessary for a top tier industrial zone, including electricity, natural gas and a good water supply.
There is already interest in the new sites, in what will become a prominently positioned industrial hub on the Newell, halfway between Melbourne and Brisbane.