This week we received news that Council’s General Manager, Danny Green, has resigned and will leave Forbes Shire Council. Danny has served us very well and under his leadership we have put in place a number of initiatives and projects that will serve the Forbes Shire Council well into the future. Danny has taken the difficult decision for family reasons and while disappointed Council accepts and understands his position. We wish Danny and his family all the best.
I’ve just returned from the Australian Livestock Marketing Association Annual Conference where we heard a number of ways to better operate and market the Central West Livestock Exchange.
We inspected the Gracemere Saleyards, which are leased by Ripleys from Rockhampton Shire Council, and were impressed by what we saw. At the conference, I stood aside from my position on the board. Cr Jenny Webb was successful in gaining a position, and will serve on the board for the next 12 months.
Vanfest is shaping up as one of the best ever. It’s early days but ticket sales are well above expectations, which is great news. More sold tickets increases the economic benefits Vanfest will bring to Forbes.
Council has heard a number of people express concerns about the state of the saleyards. The saleyards are dry-cleaned with a bobcat. Due to recent rains the clean could not take place. Rest assured we strive to present this facility in the best possible condition.
Mayor Graeme Miller