National’s MP and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack was in Forbes last week to get an update on a plethora of projects being undertaken in the shire.
It was McCormack’s first visit to Forbes since being unseated as National’s Leader by Barnaby Joyce and he took time to meet a number of community stakeholders.
Mr McCormack spoke at length about the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRICP) and how the program has provided a big boost to community infrastructure. He then completed a tour of town with Mayor Phyllis Miller to inspect the latest round of works. They included:
• Additional widening of road on Yarrabandi Road;
• The repair and restoration of the Lions Park picnic shelter and the installation of a rotunda, irrigation upgrade and subsequent electricity supply at Lions Park;
• Necessary upgrades to a problematic intersection on the Newell Highway on the Southern side entrance to Forbes, creation of a new access road and additional parking constructed to support the development of a new Visitors In-formation Centre at the former Lachlan Vintage Village;
• Refurbishment and repair of Forbes Heated Pool facility including improving accessibility for community;
• Installation of Closed Circuit TV system throughout the Forbes CBD.
“Forbes Council knows where this money is best spent in the Forbes community,” Mr McCormack said.
“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our regions, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” Mr McCormack said.