When Andrew Rawsthorne, a Trundle farmer and former Red Bend student, arrived at Forbes Shire Council as the new Grants Officer six years ago, his role was to help bring council’s vision to life. Now, he is hanging up his hat to dedicate his time to his ever-growing farming business.
“I have been lucky enough to work with some outstanding people – creative people, who I count as lifelong friends,” said Andrew. “I am privileged to have played a small part in the growth of Forbes – a town near and dear to me.”
Rawsthorne and his grants colleagues collaborated on $30million in funding during his tenure – a remarkable feat that has elevated Forbes to one of the most prosperous and idyllic rural communities to live in nationwide.
For Andrew it is all about life on the land and he wouldn’t have it any other way!