Be Informed

Read the latest Council news releases

Parkes Shire Council strives to keep the community informed of the latest news and issues affecting the region.

Media releases are regularly distributed to local and regional media outlets, covering a range of topics across all Council operations. For all media enquiries, or to be included in Council’s distribution list, please contact Council’s Communications Officer.

Why not sign up to our newsletter below?

 

Media Releases

Parkes Elvis Festival gives back

February 23, 2017

The benefits of Parkes Elvis Festival continue to flow throughout the community, with funds raised during the 2017 Elvis Photographic Competition and Exhibition donated to […]

Read More

Jack Scoble Scholarships Announced

February 22, 2017
Jack Scoble scholarship presentation

Two Parkes Shire students received a financial boost this week when they were announced the 2017 recipients of the annual Jack Scoble Educational Scholarships. The […]

Read More

New bike paths put Pedestrian and Cycle Plan in motion

February 22, 2017

Parkes Shire residents will soon be able to use pedal power to make their way across town, with construction on a series of new bike […]

Read More

What’s ON in March

February 21, 2017
Trundle Back in Time 2017

  Adding the unity in community in the Parkes Region this March Be bold and support the community this March in the Parkes Region. The […]

Read More

Rising Contemporary Artist on Exhibition

February 20, 2017

Parkes Library is hosting an exhibition from western NSW artist Gavin Coote during March. Contemporary artist Gavin is a journalist in a country town, but […]

Read More

Parkes gears up for 25th Local Government Touch Football Carnival

February 17, 2017

Parkes Shire Council staff are limbering up ahead of this year’s Local Government Touch Football Carnival at Cheney Park on Saturday 25 February 2017. The […]

Read More

Tullamore Irish Music Festival shakes it up in 2017

February 16, 2017

The Tullamore Irish Music Festival returns this Easter Long Weekend with headline artists including international performer Damien Leith, Peter Byrne and top notch acts presenting […]

Read More

Parkes Library is Celebrating Library Lovers’ day

February 13, 2017
Library Lovers' Day

Move over St Valentine’s because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day and Parkes Library will be celebrating. On Tuesday 14 February Parkes library will […]

Read More

Youth art brings Community Wall to life

February 8, 2017

The Parkes Shire Community Wall will soon come alive with new vibrant artwork as part of Council’s Public Art Program. The new Community Art Wall […]

Read More

Local retailers set to revamp as part of Back to Business Week

February 8, 2017
Retail Revamp

Retail operators in the Parkes Shire will have the opportunity to revamp their retail space as part of an exciting series of visual merchandising workshops. […]

Read More

Parkes Shire residents encouraged to Join the Conversation

February 7, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are encouraged to join the conversation to help shape the projects to be developed and delivered over the next term of Council. […]

Read More

Shop Parkes + Win Campaign Attracts Record Number of Entries

February 3, 2017

The Shop Parkes + Win this Summer campaign has wrapped up with over 7,000 entries received from over 100 local retail outlets, making it the […]

Read More

Final Concrete Pour at New Water Treatment Plant Site

February 3, 2017

Construction on the new Parkes Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has achieved a major project milestone, with the final concrete pour completed on the potable water […]

Read More

Waste to Art Exhibition- It’s the Year of Plastic Bags!

February 2, 2017
Waste to Art Exhibition

Parkes Shire Council invites the Parkes Shire community to put on their thinking caps, get creative, and enter the Parkes Local Waste to Art exhibition […]

Read More

Parkes Shire residents urged to conserve water

January 25, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are being urged to make a concerted effort to conserve water, following an influx in water usage over summer. The recent period […]

Read More

Parkes Shire celebrates Australia Day 2017

January 23, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are invited to help celebrate our unique culture and multi-faceted community this Australia Day. The Parkes Shire will host a range of […]

Read More

Northparkes Sports Grants Closing Soon

January 18, 2017

The Parkes Sports Council is encouraging incorporated sporting groups or educational institutions to apply for funding in the Northparkes Sports Grants. There is a total […]

Read More

Meet and Greet our Local Member

January 18, 2017
Meet and Greet with Parkes

Parkes Shire residents are invited to meet our newly elected Member for Orange, Philip Donato when he visits Parkes this week. Mr Donato is touring […]

Read More

$2,000 University Scholarships on Offer

January 17, 2017
Jack Scoble Scholarship

Applications close on 27 January 2017 for Parkes Shire students who have completed the Higher School Certificate, in 2015 or 2016, to apply for a […]

Read More

Australia Day Ambassador Announced

January 16, 2017

The Parkes Shire will welcome media personality Susie Elelman, as our Australia Day Ambassador for 2017. The announcement comes amid planning for the January 26 […]

Read More