|Simpson is part of one of the most
productive dairying centres in Australia. The town today services the needs
of 400 plus farms, through Education, Health and Produce.
A park has been set beside a natural dam in the heart of town offering visitors the chance to learn about the development of the Heytesbury Settlement, a display featuring the large equipment used to help with the clearance of the Heytesbury Forest can also be seen here.
|This 5 tonne steel land clearing "high Ball" was constructed from 19 mm mild steel plate in 1953 by Hume Steel Pty. Ltd. It was brought to the Heytesbury Forest in 1956 and was employed in all timber clearing operations on the 50,000 hectares project until completion in 1971. In operation the ball was pulled by two, 180 kw tractors one attached to 60 metre chains on either side. A tree pusher tractor followed to assist the pulling of larger trees.|