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Aerial view of Forbes map
Aerial view of Forbes project site and boundaries.


The project site comprises around 10 hectares of vacant Crown land, with access off Farnell Street and Dawson Street, just 2.2 kilometres north of Forbes town centre.

The land was zoned for residential use by Forbes Shire Council in 2013. LAHC intends to subdivide the site to create around 102 new lots to deliver around 132 private, social, and affordable homes in an inclusive community over the next 3-4 years.

Using Crown land to ease housing stress

Crown Lands oversees the state’s Crown land assets with some 34 million hectares or around 42% of NSW. Together, LAHC and Crown Lands are working to identify priority areas where there is suitable Crown land for residential development.

Together, we’re working to provide homes for key workers, social housing residents, private purchasers, and Aboriginal families.

Have your say on the master plan for Forbes

Forbes master plan which has been developed in consultation with Forbes Shire Council and other stakeholders is now on public exhibition from the 1 February 2024 to the 26 February 2024.

The master plan showcases how we will deliver more and better homes for key workers, seniors, private and social housing residents in Forbes.

Community consultation sessions

You are invited to view the master plan in person, speak with our project team and find out about the next steps at Forbes Town Hall on:

  • Wednesday 14 February 2024 between 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 15 February 2024 between 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

Forbes Town Hall is located at 2 Court St, Forbes NSW 2871.

Ways to have your say

In person: join in one of our community consultations sessions at the Forbes Town Hall

Email: send us your feedback to communityengagement@dcj.nsw.gov.au

Phone: call us with your feedback on 1800 738 718

Postal: submit your feedback form (PDF, 105.6 KB) via email or post to Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124

More information

For more information, refer to the frequently asked questions and as the project develops through the planning process over the coming months, please keep an eye on this website.

If you have any questions, please email the Community Engagement team at communityengagement@dcj.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 738 718.