Brett’s As Aussie As The Biscuit
Recently, Brett Clarke, one of the workers at Aussie Biscuits, celebrated his 35th year at the not-for-profit, and says the camaraderie is what makes his job so awesome. “The feeling that I get when I walk into work, it always makes me feel good,” he said. “Oh, and all the talking we do is good exercise – works the jaw bones!” Outside of work, Brett’s big loves are his dogs (Suzie, Sparky, The Big Oof, Molly, Wolly, and Peaches) and his pet python George, who’s only given him a ‘love bite’ once! www.aussiebiscuits.com.au
Old Abbies Site Sold
It’s been sitting there since 2003 but now the site of the former abattoir on the northern side of town has been sold, and developers have a big vision for the near half a million-acre property to the delight of Mayor Phyllis Miller. In an online social media post, the Mayor announced the sale and touched on the fact developers had already “put out feelers.”
“They hope to re-purpose the old abattoir site and they’ve got some great ideas meaning this is going to be another amazing development in Forbes.”
Paul Johnston is based in Forbes and involved in the redevelopment of the property with Rob Britt from Brisull Investments who is based in Sydney.
$250 Thank You Vouchers
If you’re Forbes resident with school-aged children in 2021 then the good news is you are due to receive a $250 “thank you” from the State Government as part of the NSW Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy released last week. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the vouchers are to stimulate economic activity in cities and regions with a strong focus on rebuilding and supporting businesses and communities. Only families who had a school-aged child in 2021 will receive the bonus which will be available in the form of vouchers from Service NSW in March.
RDA Appoints New CEO
Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) has welcomed Mr. Wayne Sunderland as CEO. Mr. Sunderland, who has a strong background in business and leadership, said he is dedicated to continuing the work of his predecessor Mr. Sam Harma. “I look forward to working with the team at RDA Central West and forming new connections across all levels of government, the private sector and our local community organisations.”