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Future

Expressions of interest are invited from anyone who could be interested in developing the Lachlan Vintage Village. There is scope to develop a wide variety of uses for the property. Development could be in stages to take advantage of the features of the property.

In 2005 a planning report on the Lachlan Vintage Village was submitted to Forbes Shire Council as it formulated a Local Environmental Plan (LEP). The report discusses a number of land use options and can be downloaded from the Resources page.

The Lachlan Vintage Village site is highly visible on the South-Western approach to the Forbes township. This is an opportunity for an attractive and distinctive development at the entrance to the town.

Development options

The large area and features of the property lends itself to different types of land use in different parts of the property. On the Eastern side of the property there is a museum, light industry and residential areas. To the West there is a TAFE facility and caravan park.

A number of land use options for the Lachlan Vintage Village are more obvious including:-

Features to incorporate

Development of the property could contribute to the community in many ways. Suggestions for a number of things could be incorporated into various land use options include:-

Other ideas

A few other ideas have also come up:-