From the deputy mayor's desk

Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb celebrating the International Day of People with Disability with all those enjoying Tuesday's pool party.
Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb celebrating the International Day of People with Disability with all those enjoying Tuesday's pool party.

I had a very interesting week last week attending the Centroc Board Meeting in Canberra.

I met with our Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack, the Hon Mark Coulton, Hon Josh Frydenburg, Hon David Littleproud, Senator Bridget McKenzie and many other influential leaders.

The meeting included many discussions such as; increasing federal assistance grants for rural regions, regional water security, drought assistance and recovery packages for primary producers and businesses in our communities.

The Central NSW region plays an important part in contributing to our Nation's Gross Productivity, with 17 per cent of employment in Australia agriculturally based, so it is important we are being heard.

If you are searching for drought assistance or support for your business, visit farmhub.org.au

This week the RMS have started investigation work on site for the proposed new Warroo Bridge. This bridge was built in 1909 and has served our community for 110 years.

The bridge was on the list of timber truss bridges to be preserved but following investigations it has been removed from this list and a concrete bridge will be installed instead.

It was lovely to take part in International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday and to see so many people join in the fun for the day.

The Forbes High School Graduation Dinner last Friday was also lovely and inspiring and I wish all graduates the best in their future endeavours.

I love the Ipomea Christmas Tree Festival at Town Hall and this year my staff have been working on our very own version of an X-Ray Christmas Tree, so please check it out this weekend, along with all the other amazing, quirky trees.

Our final Council Meeting for the year is next Thursday, make sure you tune in.

Your Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb