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Council News 2016-12-22T11:46:37+00:00

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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

Council invests in life saving apparatus

September 21, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has invested in five Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines to be installed throughout the organisation to increase the chance of survival of […]

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Reconciliation message unveiled at Peak Hill

September 19, 2017

A series of artworks, featuring the theme of reconciliation, have been officially unveiled as part of the new Peak Hill Community Wall installation in the […]

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Parkes Netball seals the deal on new playing surface

September 15, 2017

Parkes Shire Council have partnered with the Parkes and District Netball Association to deliver world class netball courts for McGlynn Park. The project will see […]

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Going for gold in Peak Hill

September 11, 2017

The new gold mining themed entry shelter and associated revitalisation works were officially opened at the Peak Hill Gold Mine today. NSW Minister for Tourism […]

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Parkes Secures Two Major Hockey Tournaments for 2018

September 7, 2017

Parkes will welcome some of the State’s best junior and senior hockey players in 2018, with Hockey NSW announcing that two of the 2018 Field […]

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Parkes Fun Palace 2016

Curiosity + Wonder … Parkes Fun Palace

September 7, 2017

The Parkes Library Team is pleased to announce some very special events for the 2017 Parkes Fun Palace – A family science show, and robotics […]

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Colour Parkes Campaign Set to Launch for Spring

September 7, 2017

Parkes Shire Council is celebrating the spring season with the launch of its ‘Colour Parkes’ campaign, encouraging visitors to explore the Parkes Region. The landscapes […]

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Elvis legacy King-tinues with statue to be unveiled in Parkes

September 4, 2017

The legacy of Elvis will forever live on in Parkes, with Council partnering with the Elvis Revival Inc Committee to commission a statue to be […]

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CURIOSITY + WONDER … Leigh Hobbs

August 31, 2017

Legendary Australian author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs will be in Parkes for the Curiosity + Wonder celebrations in September. Leigh Hobbs is the bestselling author […]

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Northparkes Sports Grants handed out

August 29, 2017

CMOC-Northparkes Mine (Northparkes) and the Parkes Sports Council have announced the successful applicants from the last round of the current Sports Grants Funding Program. This […]

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Mariah Williams Field Officially Opened

August 28, 2017

Parkes Hockey’s second synthetic turf was officially opened on Saturday 26 August and named in honour of local hockey celebrity and Olympian Mariah Williams. Minister […]

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Curiosity + Wonder …Saturday Storytime

August 21, 2017

Back by popular demand is Parkes Library’s Saturday family Storytime events.  At 10.30am on Saturday 2, 9 and 16 September Parkes Library will be filled […]

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Council signs historic lease

August 17, 2017

The preservation of Parkes Shire’s history will continue to thrive under the leadership of the Parkes and Districts Historical Society (PDHS), with a new three […]

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Council Concerned Over Closures of Essential Energy Depots

August 11, 2017

Mayor of Parkes Cr Ken Keith expressed his disappointment at the announcement by Essential Energy that they would be closing two depots within the Parkes […]

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Parkes Fun Palace

Curiosity + Wonder … Science, Art, Creativity

August 10, 2017

Each year Parkes Shire Library celebrates literacy, science, art and creativity, dedicating events in August and September to exploring Curiosity + Wonder! Re-awaken your sense […]

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Australia’s first CAT RM500B Rotary Mixer rolls into Parkes

August 10, 2017

Parkes Shire Council will fire up its new state-of-the-art roadworks mainstay, with the nation’s first CAT RM500B Road Reclaimer arriving in Parkes today. Previously only […]

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‘Home is where the heart is’ for 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival

August 9, 2017

With over 25,000 visitors expected to converge on town for the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, residents are being encouraged to open their homes as part […]

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Council recognised for excellence in communications

August 7, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has been recognised for its commitment to becoming a more responsive, engaging and informative organisation, awarded the RH Dougherty Award for Excellence […]

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Environmental Grant Enables Roadside Vegetation to Flourish

August 3, 2017

Parkes Shire Council is set to deliver improved environmental outcomes for all Shire roadsides thanks to a $50,000 grant from Local Government NSW (LGNSW) under […]

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Parkes Shire Council celebrates Local Government Week 2017

August 1, 2017

Discovery + Diversity + Democracy  Residents are invited to learn more about the programs, services and activities Council provides to the community as part of […]

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