Council’s last meeting for the year was last Thursday and it was a very productive meeting. One of the items discussed was the aerodrome and we will be proceeding with the first stage of the subdivision in the near future. We also had a presentation from Chief Planner for NSW, Gary White, who discussed the Central West and Orana Regional Plan and provided information on mega trends. It was very informative and we appreciate Gary taking the time to come to Forbes.
Australia Day plans are well underway and our Australia Day Ambassador is former Governing and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre, Sandra Bates. Nominations are still open for the Citizen of the Year awards with nomination forms available at the council office or online at www.forbes.nsw.gov.au Don’t forget to have your say on the Forbes Community Plan 2027 by completing the survey online at www.forbes.localvoices.com.au. You should have also received a hard copy of the survey in the mail with a reply paid envelope. This is your
chance to participate in the future planning for our town. The survey closes on Tuesday, 3rd January.
On behalf of Councillors and Staff, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Council offices will be closed from 3pm today and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday, 3rd January. Mayor Graeme Miller