With Filming Complete: The ‘We Want You Back In Central NSW’ campaign has kicked off with Forbes’ very own tourism superstars, Kim and Wendy Muffet. In a visually stunning advertisement, Wendy takes viewers on a journey through their beautiful Girragirra eco farmhouse retreat. Kim and Wendy are legends in Forbes, both earning the Forbes Citizen of the Year Award earlier this year at the Australia Day celebrations by the Lake for their tireless work in promoting Forbes as a prime tourist destination. The Citizen of the Year award came on the back of winning Gold at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards for the Grazing Down the Lachlan food festival. Kim and Wendy are yet again showing the rest of Australia why Forbes is a must-see destination.
Financial Support Remains In Place For Drought-Affected Families: The Australian Government is continuing its support for drought-affected farming households by extending Round 2 of the $148.5 million Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) program until the end of this year.
Since December 2018, the Australian Government has committed $181.5 million in financial assistance to support farming households in drought-affected communities through the DCSI. St Vincent dePaul Society Chief Executive Officer, Toby O’Connor, welcomed the ongoing help for farming households through the extension of DCSI. Head of Community Engagement at The Salvation Army, Stuart Glover, said this news brings some certainty to family budgets during this period. “The extension of this funding allows us to continue to sup- port farming households who are in need because of this ongoing drought,” said Stuart. More information can be found at https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/drought-communities.aspx
Road Closures For Large Vehicles: Unsealed roads in Forbes have been closed this week to vehicles over three-tonnes with the exception of school buses, Council road and emergency vehicles, due to the wet weather. Concessions can be requested by contacting Council’s Engineering Department on 6850 2300 and selecting option two.
Going Green: The Forbes Town Hall has been illuminated in green as part of an Australia-wide acknowledgement of and gratitude for parks, gardens and green spaces, and those who maintain them during the COVID-19 restrictions. Forbes residents took to physical activities in greater numbers during the restrictions to look after both their physical, mental and social wellbeing.