Council has been running a competition to find a name for the bronze dog outside the Forbes Post Office. The installation is part of the sculpture trail in conjunction with the Forbes Arts Society, the Agents Association and Council. We received over 200 suggestions all with names relating back to Forbes history or a past farm mate. After a social media blitz and over 190 votes the community has voted for… Rosa, after the wife of the architect who designed the Post Office. Thank you to Jemma McLennan for the suggestion!
Following on from a successful application to the Federal Government last year for $100,000 in funding to upgrade JREC to better accommodate the Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Service, Yoorana Gunya has just been successful in gaining an additional $280,000 in funding through the State Government. The work includes a range of building upgrades and office spaces.
The project will allow Yoorana Gunya to employ one additional doctor and also accept up to two Registrars per term.
There are a lot of great events coming up in the Shire over the next month with the Mitchell Conservatorium presenting The String Contingent at the Forbes Town Hall, Forbes Cup on the 6th August and Bedgerabong Show on Saturday, 18th August.
Big congratulations to the Grazing Down the Lachlan team who sold over 800 tickets to make this year’s event a sell out.
Have a great week.
Mayor Graeme Miller