Forbes Shire Council
  • Government & public services

Forbes is a vibrant and young town nestled on the Lachlan river. Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight, and a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane, and have the benefits of country living with young families, couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.

Forbes Council is a hive of activity, operational delivery to the community and diversity in the workforce. Roles range of Masters and Degree qualified professionals (engineers, surveyors and planners) to experienced labourers, trainees and a diverse range of officers in administration, strategy, environment and economic development and community. We have nearly 150 employees across a range of disciplines, flexible work arrangement, study support and exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to the community engagement and delivery.

We have $22 million...

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Forbes is a vibrant and young town nestled on the Lachlan river. Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight, and a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane, and have the benefits of country living with young families, couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.

Forbes Council is a hive of activity, operational delivery to the community and diversity in the workforce. Roles range of Masters and Degree qualified professionals (engineers, surveyors and planners) to experienced labourers, trainees and a diverse range of officers in administration, strategy, environment and economic development and community. We have nearly 150 employees across a range of disciplines, flexible work arrangement, study support and exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to the community engagement and delivery.

We have $22 million capital works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects such as a Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD re-development projects, major works at the water and sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Council is currently delivering major projects in the people and technology spaces 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 Governments in 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!


 

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