Parkes Shire Council is committed to achieving sustainable development, and the benefits go beyond the natural environment. Sustainable development is focused on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is founded on three pillars; environmental, social and economic, with a balanced treatment of all three aspects being the ideal.
Parkes Shire Council is ensuring that developments achieve the triple bottom line for sustainability. Recent sustainable infrastructure projects include: