Council News

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

Outdoor Dining Platforms set to be piloted

May 26, 2017

The Parkes CBD is set to be enlivened with temporary outdoor dining platforms being piloted in Church Street as part of the first stage implementation […]

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Parkes Shire takes next steps in National Reconciliation journey

May 25, 2017
Reconciliation Week

Parkes Shire residents are invited to be part of the next big steps in Australia’s reconciliation journey, as part of National Reconciliation Week 2017. Between […]

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A place of peace for the Parkes community

May 24, 2017

Residents and visitors will soon have access to a space to contemplate the meaning and value of peace, with construction on a new Rotary Peace […]

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Exhibition Celebrates 10 Years of Cultural Exchange

May 16, 2017
Harvest photo by Jake Atienza

Parkes Library is hosting an exhibition titled Erratic Symbiosis, Unearthing Past Voices – Sowing Future Visions, from 3rd to 16th June 2017. Erratic Symbiosis explores […]

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Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers in Parkes

May 15, 2017

Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop which will be held at Parkes High School on Tuesday 30 […]

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Final weeks to take advantage of Free Cuppa for the Driver

May 15, 2017

The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme will be coming to a close on Wednesday 31 May and motorists are encouraged to take advantage of […]

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Code Club is Coming to Parkes Library!

May 12, 2017
Scratch Coding

Kids around Australia are learning to code, learning how to create with technology, not just interact with it. On Thursday 25 May Parkes Library’s first […]

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Lawyers in Libraries to Help Unlock the Law

May 11, 2017
Law Week 2017

Online scammers and the ruses they use to target older people will be laid bare at a series of Law Week workshops delivered by Legal […]

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Council drives awareness campaign as part of National Road Safety Week

May 11, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has carried out a number of initiatives this week to raise awareness about the importance of safe driving, as part of Yellow […]

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$8.4 billion to deliver Inland Rail

May 9, 2017

Parkes Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Keith OAM praised the Government’s announcement in the 2017/18 budget for $8.4 billion dollars for the development of the Melbourne […]

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Australian Illustrators on Exhibit

May 9, 2017
Never Be Late for a Parade by Shaun Tan

Visit Parkes Library during May, June and July to experience two stunning exhibitions that celebrate Australian children’s picture books and their creators. Parkes Shire Library, […]

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Council commits to creating a more inclusive Parkes Shire

May 5, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has committed to creating a more inclusive community, with the first Disability Inclusion Action Plan going up on public exhibition today. The […]

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Join Parkes Library for National Simultaneous Storytime

May 3, 2017
Simultaneous Storytime 2017

Hey diddle diddle You all know the riddle A cow jumps over the moon… But the moon is very high in the sky. How many […]

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Restrictions in place for the collection of roadside timber

May 3, 2017

With the mercury set to drop ahead of the winter season, residents are reminded that the collection of firewood from all roadsides across the Parkes […]

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Over 400 uncover Parkes’ heritage at Sunrise to Sunset

May 1, 2017

Over 400 residents and visitors unlocked the history behind the doors of six heritage homes, as part of the first Sunrise to Sunset – Parkes […]

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Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week

May 1, 2017

Residents will be seeing yellow next week, as Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils participate in Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week 2017, which coincides […]

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Positive results in observation surveys

April 27, 2017

The Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire area has recorded a combined 99.1% seatbelt wearing rate and a 0.8% mobile phone usage rate according to the […]

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MBIRA Welcomes News of Two New Rail Bridges

April 21, 2017

The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA) has today welcomed the news of the construction of two new rail bridges along the Inland Rail […]

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Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

April 20, 2017

Free Two Hour Workshop for Trundle Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop which will be held at Trundle […]

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Parkes Shire pauses to commemorate our ANZACS

April 20, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are invited to attend the ANZAC Day Commemorative Services to be held across the region on April 25. The Parkes Shire RSL […]

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