In response to the evolving situation of COVID-19, we are continuing to take measured precautions to ensure we keep our staff members, community and visitors safe.

The following changes will take place from close of business Tuesday 24 March.

Parkes Visitor Information Centre; 

As a result of the developing pandemic, Parkes Shire Council have made the decision to limit visitor access to Henry Parkes Centre. Although visitor information services will be available online and via phone calls, the doors to our Visitor Information Centre and museums will be closed as of Tuesday 24 March, 4pm.

There will be staff to answer emails and phone calls during normal operating hours, however we are taking appropriate precautions to limit face-to-face interactions.

Parkes Shire Pools;

Due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 to our community, Council has similarly made the decision to bring forward the closure Parkes Shire Swimming Pools as at the end of day, Tuesday 24 March.

Thank you to everyone who visited the Parkes Shire Pools during the summer season, we hope you all enjoyed your time at our local aquatic centres.

It is unfortunate that the pool season is coming to a sudden end, however the measures put in place are to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and community.

Parkes Shire Libraries;

Parkes Shire Council are placing further limits on the resources available at the Parkes Shire Libraries. Commencing tomorrow there will be a revised level of service available at Parkes Shire Libraries. All programs, activities and face-to-face borrowing will be suspended until further notice. The fantastic range of online resources will remain available and can be accessed at any time from the Library section on our website.