Housing for Future Forbes

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The Forbes Shires Housing Strategy will ensure that Council is equitably and strategically planning for housing in the shire and to do this we need the input of people across the whole community to make sure that it is a success. It’s a great a chance for you to work with us to shape our towns future!

Currently there is increased demand for housing in regional NSW and Council wants to ensure there is a mix of options available for both buyers and renters. Also it is well known that the rental market here has been fully subscribed for some time and there is a need for much more rental housing in Forbes. Strategies for these issues will be addressed in the plan.

Forbes is expecting significant growth in the next ten (10) years and we need to plan for the future to ensure we have infrastructure and essential services to accommodate to population growth – and that is best done by a considered and widely consulted strategy.

The strategy will help us to address other shortfalls. For example do we need smaller units or flats as many are looking to downsize from larger rural locations and want a smaller holding in town. This is the sort of information we need to know. It will also give us valuable information to work with other partners such as businesses and support services such as childcare.

Please make sure that you take up these opportunities to make sure that our plan is a thorough one that meets the needs of our community.

As more people choose to call Forbes home, housing growth needs to be planned and managed in a way that maintains the town’s key characteristics, liveability and creates additional benefits, including:

  • increased supply of affordable housing;
  • greater choice and diversity of housing; and
  • well-designed internal and outdoor communal spaces

By completing this survey you will go in the draw to win one of 5 $50 Why Leave Town cards!

To Get Involved:

  1. Take our survey
  2. Ask us a question

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participation in the Competition is subject to the following terms and conditions and includes all information we provide on how to enter and prizes available. By submitting an entry into the Competition, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Only entries that comply with these terms and conditions will eb considered valid and eligible to win.
  2. The promoter is Forbes Shire Council ABN 860 236 145 67, PO Box 333 Forbes NSW 2870, 6850 2300, forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au.
  3. The competition commences at 00:00 AEDT on 06/12/2021 and ends at 11:59 AEDT on 20/03/2022 (competition period).

Who Can Enter the Competition:

You are eligible to enter the Competition if you are:

  1. Ordinarily a resident of the Forbes Shire Council boundaries; and
  2. Aged 18 years or over.

How to Enter the Competition:

  1. Applicants can enter the competition by completing the Housing Survey on the Forbes Shire Council Your Say Website (yoursay.forbes.nsw.gov.au)
  2. Winners will be notified by email and can collect their prize from the Forbes Shire Councils Administration Office at 2 Court Street, Forbes NSW 2871, unless arranged otherwise.

The Forbes Shires Housing Strategy will ensure that Council is equitably and strategically planning for housing in the shire and to do this we need the input of people across the whole community to make sure that it is a success. It’s a great a chance for you to work with us to shape our towns future!

Currently there is increased demand for housing in regional NSW and Council wants to ensure there is a mix of options available for both buyers and renters. Also it is well known that the rental market here has been fully subscribed for some time and there is a need for much more rental housing in Forbes. Strategies for these issues will be addressed in the plan.

Forbes is expecting significant growth in the next ten (10) years and we need to plan for the future to ensure we have infrastructure and essential services to accommodate to population growth – and that is best done by a considered and widely consulted strategy.

The strategy will help us to address other shortfalls. For example do we need smaller units or flats as many are looking to downsize from larger rural locations and want a smaller holding in town. This is the sort of information we need to know. It will also give us valuable information to work with other partners such as businesses and support services such as childcare.

Please make sure that you take up these opportunities to make sure that our plan is a thorough one that meets the needs of our community.

As more people choose to call Forbes home, housing growth needs to be planned and managed in a way that maintains the town’s key characteristics, liveability and creates additional benefits, including:

  • increased supply of affordable housing;
  • greater choice and diversity of housing; and
  • well-designed internal and outdoor communal spaces

By completing this survey you will go in the draw to win one of 5 $50 Why Leave Town cards!

To Get Involved:

  1. Take our survey
  2. Ask us a question

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participation in the Competition is subject to the following terms and conditions and includes all information we provide on how to enter and prizes available. By submitting an entry into the Competition, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Only entries that comply with these terms and conditions will eb considered valid and eligible to win.
  2. The promoter is Forbes Shire Council ABN 860 236 145 67, PO Box 333 Forbes NSW 2870, 6850 2300, forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au.
  3. The competition commences at 00:00 AEDT on 06/12/2021 and ends at 11:59 AEDT on 20/03/2022 (competition period).

Who Can Enter the Competition:

You are eligible to enter the Competition if you are:

  1. Ordinarily a resident of the Forbes Shire Council boundaries; and
  2. Aged 18 years or over.

How to Enter the Competition:

  1. Applicants can enter the competition by completing the Housing Survey on the Forbes Shire Council Your Say Website (yoursay.forbes.nsw.gov.au)
  2. Winners will be notified by email and can collect their prize from the Forbes Shire Councils Administration Office at 2 Court Street, Forbes NSW 2871, unless arranged otherwise.
Page last updated: 17 Feb 2022, 02:56 PM