Council Comments

Good Vibes: Delatorriiii Chillin’ backstage with Shephard at Vanfest in Forbes
Good Vibes: Delatorriiii Chillin’ backstage with Shephard at Vanfest in Forbes

We arrived in Rockhampton for the Australian Livestock Markets Association annual conference and annual general meeting on Tuesday. The conference has been fantastic and I will report more on this next week.

On Monday we announced that Council has secured the future of VANFEST through a leasing arrangement. This means great benefits for the community and is in line with the strategic regional development strategy of the NSW Government. Council's ongoing support will ensure the music festival continues to boost our economy though the added resources Council can provide, allowing the event to naturally grow and prosper.

The CCTV security cameras at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre are now installed and recording. This should deter a lot of the vandalism. Next week is Local Government Week and we have a number of early childhood centres visiting during the week. This is a great opportunity for children to see at a young age where Council have their meetings and find out more about Local Government.

Don't forget Council's next Scrap Metal, Organics and Bulky Waste Clean-Up is from August 7. Put your rubbish out on Sunday, August 6. Visit www.forbes.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 725 415.

Farmers, contract harvesters, transport companies and agricultural machinery retailers are invited to attend the 'Be Road Ready For Harvest' Field Day on Thursday, August 10 at the Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange. The Field Day, which is supported by the Australian Custom Harvesters Association, NSW Farmers, WFI, Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Police and the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils, will kick off with a free breakfast at 8am. Have a great weekend. Mayor, Graeme Miller