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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

Parkes residents invited to drop into Inland Rail Information Sessions

July 24, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are invited to attend information sessions about Inland Rail, after an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine section of […]

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Be Road Ready for Harvest Field Day

July 24, 2017

Farmers, contract harvesters, transport companies and agricultural machinery retailers are invited to attend the ‘Be Road Ready For Harvest’ Field Day on Thursday 10 August […]

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Funding awarded to Council to promote Parkes as a place to relocate and invest

July 21, 2017

The NSW Government has announced $50,000 under the Regional Growth Marketing and Promotion Fund towards the promotion of the Parkes Shire as an attractive place […]

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Locals invited to put down roots for National Tree Day 2017

July 21, 2017

‘Be Inspired – It’s in Our Nature’ Parkes Shire Council, in partnership with Central West Lachlan Landcare, invites the community to dig into the largest […]

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Local and Interstate Authors Coming to Parkes

July 21, 2017

Parkes Library is pleased to announce two special author visits taking place during August. On Saturday 5 August at 10.30am Parkes author Erica Brazel is […]

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Council welcomes new Rotary District Governor to town

July 18, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has officially welcomed the newly elected Rotary District Governor to the Parkes Shire at a civic reception held on Monday 17 July. […]

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Visitor economy in focus

July 18, 2017

Parkes Shire Council is set to host a Visitor Economy Workshop on Monday 7 August at the Aastro Dish Motor Inn. The workshop is aimed […]

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Major project sites switch to green energy

July 18, 2017

The PV systems at the new Parkes Water and Sewage Treatment Plants have been energised, with solar energy now being used to power both sites. […]

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Council partners up to combat climate change

July 17, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has signed on to take the next steps towards a sustainable future, as part of the Cities Power Partnership (CPP). Parkes Shire […]

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August is all About Science, Art & Children’s Literature

July 17, 2017

Parkes Library is holding an exciting range of events during August, something for everyone in community. Local artist Joseph Bonderaff is exhibiting his pen and […]

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Restraint checks securing child safety in Parkes

July 17, 2017

Last week’s free Child Restraint Checking Day, a service provided by Parkes Shire Council, Col Fletcher Ford and Kia and Parkes Tyrepower, discovered that 80% […]

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Kids Day Out returns bigger and better these school holidays

July 10, 2017

Play + Learn + Explore  Following the success of the Kids Day Out held over the Easter break, the event will return bigger and better […]

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Community art collaboration installed for NAIDOC Week

July 7, 2017

The Parkes Community Wall has been transformed to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as part of NAIDOC […]

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New staff on hand at Parkes Waste Facility

July 5, 2017

Parkes Shire Council’s new weighbridge operators have begun work out at the newly upgraded Parkes Waste Facility, marking the commencement of a new waste management […]

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Peak Hill historic gems return

July 4, 2017

The Peak Hill community recently welcomed back four restored historical photographs that are the beginning of a Peak Hill history restoration project. The original Peak […]

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Superior water quality in the pipeline

July 3, 2017

In preparation for the commissioning of the new Water Treatment Plant, Council contractors will be cleaning the water mains to ensure consumers experience optimal water […]

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2017 Parkes Shire Cultural Grants Announced

June 28, 2017

Four cultural groups from across the Parkes Shire have been successful in their application in the 2017 Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grant Program. The objectives […]

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Free child restraint checks

June 22, 2017

Parkes Shire Council are ensuring that children are safe and secure when travelling in vehicles with free child restraint checks at local Authorised Child Restraint […]

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Roman Rudnytsky

International Pianist Coming to Parkes

June 21, 2017

World renown American concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky will be performing in Parkes as part of his 20th concert tour in Australia. The Parkes Shire Concert […]

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Parkes Shire gets Smart to save water

June 15, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has made additional resources available on its website to help remind residents that, even in the middle of winter, cutting back on […]

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