Forbes Council is pleased with the ideas and comments from the community to inform the Forbes Community Plan 2027. Consultation forums have been underway since November in Forbes and at Bedgerabong, Ootha and Wirrinya with 133 people attending. If you were not able to attend in person, there is still time to have your say via the community survey, which was delivered to every household in the Shire. The survey can also be completed online at www.forbes.localvoices.com.au and closes on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.
The feedback received from these forums and the survey will prepare a shared vision for our community, which will shape Council’s future planning over the next 10 years. General Manager Danny Green said: “Your input will help Council identify where we would like to be in the future and how we can plan together to get there. We are aiming for at least 1,000 people to complete the survey.”
At each workshop, participants were asked two questions: what do you love about the Forbes Shire and what would you change about the Forbes Shire. “The most common responses to the question, what do you love, were the community, lake and people/family. Responsed
to the question, what would you change, included increased employment (job opportunities), improved roads and diversify
industry,” Danny said. Contact Council on 6850 2300 or email email@example.com.