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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.

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Media Releases

Training day arrives at Parkes’ major project sites

March 16, 2017

With construction on the new Parkes Water and Sewage Treatment Plants wrapping up in the coming months, the plants’ new operators and engineers will commence […]

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Council Director recognised for outstanding leadership

March 14, 2017

Parkes Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure has been honoured by the Australian Water Association (AWA) for his commitment to mentoring Council’s water infrastructure staff. Andrew Francis […]

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Retailers collaborate to revamp Parkes

March 14, 2017

Local retailers have joined forces to visually transform Clarinda Street as part of Back to Business Week. Fifteen retail operators recently took part in Parkes […]

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Australia’s first celebrities come to Parkes Library in travelling display

March 13, 2017
Koalas

Before they became celebrated Australian icons, the koala and waratah left early colonists almost ‘star struck’ by their unique appearance! Explore how the koala and […]

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Author Talk – Workers on the Wallaby

March 8, 2017

Well-known Australian author Barry Brebner will visit Parkes on Thursday 16 March to tell stories of the amazing opportunities of work and travel within Australia […]

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Parkes to welcome Queen’s Baton ahead of 2018 Commonwealth Games

March 8, 2017

Parkes has been announced as one of eight overnight stops in New South Wales along the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth […]

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Parkes Shire residents encouraged to help clean up

March 2, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are invited to join the nation-wide effort to help conserve the environment as part of this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on […]

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Teamwork proves the winner at the 25th annual Parkes carnival

February 28, 2017

Parkes welcomed 18 colourful touch football teams from across the Eastern seaboard and interstate on Saturday 25 February for the 25th year of the Local […]

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Funding forum set to grant community wishlist

February 28, 2017

Parkes Shire residents will have the opportunity to learn how to write a winning grant application at the upcoming Grant Funding Forums, hosted by Parkes […]

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Parkes Mayor welcomes news of alternate route for Inland Rail

February 27, 2017

Parkes Shire Mayor has welcomed the announcement of an amendment to the proposed Inland Rail corridor, stating that the new route will have major benefits […]

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Elvis cast in bronze at 2016 Australian Tourism Awards

February 27, 2017

Parkes Elvis Festival has been awarded a podium place at the 2016 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards, taking home the bronze in the Festivals and Events […]

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Get Involved in SKYWRITERS!

February 27, 2017
Skywriters parkes

Are you a creative writer, or dreamt of becoming one? Have you gazed at the night sky with wonder, curiosity and awe? Yes? Then you […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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