This week has been a busy one with a number of events taking place and visitors to our town. On Monday, I went to a luncheon at Northparkes Mines, which NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes MP, attended. Minister Stokes visited the mine to inspect how well mining can integrate into communities such as Parkes and Forbes. It was also a good opportunity for me to discuss a number of planning matters that are frustrating for Forbes Shire Council.
On Monday afternoon, we had a visit from the sitting Federal Member for the Riverina, Michael McCormack. With the new electorate boundaries, Forbes will now be sitting in his electorate and it was a great chance for Councillors to ask him a number of questions. He reassured us that he is here to represent his entire electorate and not just the southern area.
We had Golf NSW in town on Wednesday to make the announcement of a very special event for both Forbes and Grenfell with Australia’s first ever Sands/Grass Greens 36 Hole Championship for both men and women, which will be held on August 20 and 21. We’re very honoured to be a host partner and look forward to welcoming the golfers to town that weekend. Golf NSW
also announced that Forbes will host one of the 2016 NSW Open Regional Qualifying Tournaments on October 8 and 9, which is also excellent news.
Have a great week, stay safe and God bless.
Mayor, Cr Phyllis Miller OAM