The Lachlan Vintage Village was jointly developed in the 1970’s by the Forbes Municipal and Jemalong Shire Councils with considerable community input and effort. This tourism attraction showcased days-gone-by and old trades and was a popular location regionally for school excursions and visitors. The Lachlan Vintage Village, formally closed to the public in 2004. Forbes Shire Council purchased the site in 2017.
In 2021 the Lachlan Vintage Village building will be revived, repaired and refurbished to become the new location for the Forbes Visitor Information Centre with an ideal location adjacent the Newell Highway and on the way to some of Forbes Shires stunning sculptures.
“We are so excited to be rejuvenating the Lachlan Vintage Village site as Forbes Tourist Information Centre,” Forbes Mayor, Phyllis Miller OAM said.
The internal fit out and external cladding and verandah works are to be completed by December with the Visitor Information Centre operating a short time afterwards.
“Local Contractors will be utilised where possible, contributing to the local economy,” Mayor Miller said.
This project is funded by the NSW Government Drought Stimulus Program for the building component and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.