It is Heritage Week! Forbes has a unique mix of heritage and new and I believe our town is equally excited about and supportive of both.
This week we focus on our valued heritage, celebrating our history and origin stories and bringing some of the past alive with our celebrations tomorrow. Join us for the Forbes Heritage Festival on Saturday in Victoria Park (delayed a week after last week’s rain) and later to launch the Forbes Heritage Digital Trail.
Talking rain – it is hard to believe the rain from last week. Unfortunately, it has caused delays on some of our major development projects, but while the road base and larger earthmoving tasks were pulled up, our teams are working ahead on other parts. Forbes Shire Council is in an unprecedented stage of development and it really is all systems go in every department.
I am very pleased to say the rain did not hinder or cause unnecessary damage at the winter sports grounds. It was just great to see everyone back into winter sports, and it was very pleasing to see all the off season work on the grounds ensure they held up very well.
As was discussed at last week’s Council meeting the contractor at the heated pool has had more delays. Council is working towards expediting the end of this stage so we can begin work on the toilets and amenities.
Council is very aware of the importance of this asset and the strong community need for this facility, so we are doing everything we can to make sure it is finished as soon as possible.