The Forbes Shire Council are looking for feedback from the Forbes Shire community to help name the new residential estate coming soon to Edward Street.
“We are so excited to open up this end of town to a new residential estate,” said Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller. “Council has considered the heritage and history of the area and determined two possible names for the Estate. Now we want the community to vote!”
The two names proposed are Blackridge Estate and Wheatfields Estate. Blackridge was the original name given to the goldfield area where current day Forbes town centre is located. This name acknowledges Forbes’ unique history as a gold rush town and its heritage significance.
Wheatfields Estate derives from Forbes’ local economy which is based on a strong and diverse agricultural industry, and particularly grain crops including cereals and legumes grown in this region.
Anyone wishing to, can complete the simple online survey and vote on the preferred name choice for the Estate. Consultation closes 31 August 2020.
“Community sentiment and feedback is so important, especially when naming something so substantial for our town,” said Phyllis. “The Estate will have up to 223 lots and a development of this size will set Forbes up for future residential housing for a long time.
“The recent trends show people are want- ing to move to regional Australia and I want Forbes to be in a position to offer them something they can’t refuse.”
The proposed site will be located at the junction of Bogan Gate Road and Edward Street, northwest of the Forbes CBD.
The Your Say survey can be found through the Forbes Shire Council community engagement site www.yoursay.forbes.nsw.gov.au. For more information please contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 02 6850 2300.