Future Directions for Parkes Shire

Community priorities are our priorities

Parkes Shire Council recognises that the involvement of residents and ratepayers is vital to ensure that our priorities meet the community's needs.

Council endeavours to engage the community for the purpose of determining the priorities on various projects and initiatives to be implemented throughout the Shire.

Parkes Shire Community Strategic Plan (CSP)

The CSP identifies the community's priorities and aspirations for the future

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is a high level 10-year plan developed collaboratively by Council with the Parkes Shire Community as part of its Community Engagement Continuum. This plan identifies the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future.

The CSP contains the vision for the Parkes Shire and the eight key future directions in achieving this vision by 2022, being:

  1. Develop lifelong learning opportunities
  2. Improve health and wellbeing
  3. Promote, support and grow our communities
  4. Grow and diversify the economic base
  5. Develop Parkes as a National Logistics Hub
  6. Enhance recreation and culture
  7. Care for the environment in a changing climate
  8. Maintain and improve the Shire assets and infrastructure

This CSP articulates the Strategic Objectives that Council has set to achieve these Future Directions and considers the "Quadruple Bottom Line" of Civic Leadership, Economic, Social and Environmental outcomes as well as adhering to Council’s Social Justice Principles. The CSP identifies Council’s role in these areas as a provider, facilitator or advocate as well as linkages to the planning process with other levels of Government and Stakeholder groups.

This Community Strategic Plan flows directly into the key actions identified in the Delivery Program for Council to implement over its term of office.

Township Strategic Plans

Council has been working with the townships of Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore to create unique strategic plans for each town.

The Township Strategic Plans provided strategic direction for Council and the Community Consultative Committees to support and grow the smaller townships in the Shire. The plans determine the work conducted in the townships and ensure that residents have a direct say in the development of their communities.

The Township Strategic Plans are used by each Consultative Committee and Council to apply for grants and funding and will provide strategic direction for the development of each of the Shire townships.

Bogan Gate Strategic Plan

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The Bogan Gate Strategic Plan was adopted by Parkes Shire Council on 1 July 2016.

The strategic plan for Bogan Gate focuses on the top 20 priorities that were identified by each community. The Plans mirror Council's Strategic Planning documents by classifying each project or strategy in one of the eight future directions.

The top ten priorities identified by the Bogan Gate Community are:

  1. Obtaining a fuel stop in Bogan Gate
  2. Providing support for new businesses in Bogan Gate
  3. Cleaning up untidy blocks
  4. Four new shelters for Memorial Park
  5. Weed control in Bogan Gate
  6. Free camping area in Bogan Gate
  7. Powered camping area in Bogan Gate
  8. Clinic nurse to visit Bogan Gate
  9. Stop 10% of passing traffic to spend money in Bogan Gate
  10. Public toilets for Bogan Gate
Peak Hill Strategic Plan

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The Peak Hill Strategic Plan was adopted by Council in 2016.

The top priorities identified by the Peak Hill Community are:

  1. Clean up and maintenance of the back section of AIF Hall
  2. Clean up the weir
  3. Put more promotional signs about information in Peak Hill including heritage and directional signage to attractions and services
  4. Amenities for Linder Oval
  5. Peak Hill shopping centre and highway entrances facelift
  6. Improvements to cemetery
  7. Children's playground equipment suitable for 0-5 years including pushbike area
  8. Improve the street lighting in Peak Hill
  9. Ongoing pigeon management
  10. Cycleways
  11. Industrial area for Peak Hill
  12. Aboriginal arts space for Peak Hill
  13. Support the National Logistics Hub and promote Peak Hill's proximity to the Hub
Trundle Strategic Plan

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The Trundle Strategic Plan was adopted by Council in 2014.

The strategic plan for Trundle focuses on the top 20 priorities that were identified by each community. The Plans mirror Council's Strategic Planning documents by classifying each project or strategy in one of the eight future directions.

The top ten priorities identified by the Trundle Community are:

  1. Public toilet and rest area/park in the main street
  2. Increased support for festivals and events in Trundle
  3. Free camping area on the edge of town
  4. Replace power at the Trundle Showground and upgrade facilities
  5. Fence to fence bitumen outside SES building
  6. New lights at Berryman Oval
  7. Widen and upgrade Condobolin Road
  8. Upgrade the Trundle Memorial Hall
  9. TAFE courses run in Trundle for farming courses/adult education opportunities/youth courses.
  10. Clean up car bodies and untidy blocks
Tullamore Strategic Plan

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The Tullamore Strategic Plan was adopted by Council on 1 July 2016.

The top ten priorities identified by the Tullamore Community are:

  1. Replace the footpath around Hall and install ramp
  2. Space for larger vehicles to park in Tullamore
  3. Kerb and guttering for Tullamore
  4. Provide a doctor’s residence in Tullamore
  5. Maintenance of vacant untidy blocks
  6. Upgrading the wetland to a recreational area for Tullamore
  7. Upgrade the Tullamore Town Hall
  8. Recycling bins to be added to garbage pickup
  9. Marked and painted school crossings in Tullamore
  10. Encourage the sale of the old ANZ building that is currently vacant