Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town.
In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight or a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are also located half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.
Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administraion, Strategy, environment, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangement, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.
With a $22 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently deliversing major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.
Our future plans are related to the IP&R framework in Local Government and our emphasis is in the areas of preservation, growth and development in Infrasturure and asset management, governance and leadership, community development and environment and heritage. We have ambitious goals set out in our Communtiy Strategic Plan – paving the way for an ever changing and growing Forbes Shire, and Central West hub into the future. Forbes Council values vibrancy and energy, community partnerships, high quality delivery and the safest operations for our staff and the community. Come and be a part of our team!