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

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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Parkes Shire poppies go on display ahead of ANZAC Day

April 18, 2017

Parkes Shire residents are invited to commemorate the sacrifice and service of our ANZAC veterans by personalising a poppy to go on display at the […]

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Parkes Winners – Sims Metal Waste to Art & design Competition

April 13, 2017
Cr Bill Jayet, Margaret Marshall, Cr Neil Westcott and Alison Westcott

The Parkes Waste to Art & Design Exhibition and Competition is a regular fixture in the cultural calendar of the Shire. This year the 38 […]

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The Dish shines blue for autism

April 13, 2017

This week, the iconic Parkes Radio Telescope will join a host of significant buildings and landmarks across the world being lit up for ‘Light It […]

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Kick up your heels at the Tullamore Irish Music Festival this Easter

April 13, 2017

The Tullamore Irish Music Festival is set to transform Tullamore this Easter Long Weekend with the charm and cheek of the Irish. Tullamore welcomes the […]

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Northparkes Sports Grants handed out

April 13, 2017

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) and the Parkes Sports Council have announced the successful applicants from the first round of the Sports Grants Funding Program for 2017. […]

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Weaving, Extra-terrestrial Intelligence, Cyber Safety & Camera Craft

April 11, 2017
Weaving Workshop

There is something on for everyone at Parkes Library over the next months! The Parkes Library team have been plotting, planning and booking experts over […]

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Five days of Double Demerits for Easter

April 10, 2017

Double demerit points will be in force again over the Easter holiday period to improve safety on roads across the state. Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan […]

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NSW Government announces funding for major transport routes

April 10, 2017

The NSW Government today announced it is providing $900,000 in funding to Parkes Shire Council for the upgrade of The Bogan Way. Deputy Premier and […]

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Residents encouraged to check their water meter reading

April 10, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has observed a significant increase in residential water consumption across the Shire ahead of the quarterly progressive water consumption notices being issued […]

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Parkes Shire Cultural Grants are now open!

April 6, 2017
Trundle Street Art

Local groups and organisations have until Thursday 4 May to apply for a 2017 Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grants. The aim of Council’s cultural grant […]

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Bulling No Way Display

April 5, 2017
Tracy Dawson, Andrea Lovell and students

Parkes Branch Librarian, Andrea Lovell, invites the community to view a display currently on exhibition at Parkes Library. “Post Bully, a display from Parkes High […]

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Works start on new Parkes Advanced Water recycling Facility

April 5, 2017

Construction starts on the Parkes Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme. Facility will provide the region with a sustainable source of recycled water. Coalition […]

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Tullamore Irish Music Festival Fashions on the Green

April 3, 2017

Lights, camera, fashion! The Tullamore Irish Music Festival invites all guests to put their greenest foot and fashion forward and rock the green runway. With […]

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Enjoy the Serenity at the Tullamore Irish Music Festival

April 3, 2017

Stay, pitch and unhitch this Easter Weekend at the Tullamore Irish Music Festival with a variety of camping accommodation options available. Who needs five star […]

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Comedy Performance at Parkes Library

April 3, 2017
Henry Lawson's The Loaded Dog

Henry Lawson, one of Australia’s best short story writers was born on 17 June 1867. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth The Splash […]

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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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