Residents across the Parkes Shire are encouraged to learn about the major projects set to be delivered over the next two years at the upcoming Parkes 2030 mid-term workshops.

The Parkes 2030 campaign aims to review and update the priorities and aspirations that have been set by the community, that Parkes Shire Council will pursue during the four-year term of Council and beyond to the year 2030.

Having reached the mid-way point in the current term of council, Councillors and staff will be visiting each township to ‘check in’ and speak with the community about the projects that have been delivered thus far, and what’s currently in the planning.

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said, "now that we are half way through our Council term, we are looking forward to engaging with our community to discuss what services, facilities, infrastructure and initiatives that are set to be delivered within the next two years."

"Council recognises that the involvement of residents and ratepayers is vital to ensuring we continue to deliver progress and value to our community over the next 12 years and beyond".

"I encourage all locals to join the conversation at one of the workshops," the Mayor said.

Council hosted the first Parkes 2030 workshops back in 2016 when the current councillors were first elected.

The Parkes 2030 mid-term workshops will be held:

TownshipDateLocationTime
Bogan GateMonday 22 October 2018Bogan Gate Hall6pm -7.30pm
AlectownTuesday 23 October 2018Alectown Hall6pm -7.30pm
TullamoreWednesday 24 October 2018Tullamore Hotel6pm - 7.30pm
Peak HillThursday 25 October 2018Peak Hill RSL6pm - 7.30pm
TrundleTuesday 30 October 2018Memorial Hall6pm - 7.30pm
ParkesThursday 1 November 2018Coventry Room6pm - 7.30pm
CookamidgeraWednesday 7 November 2018Cookamidgera Hall6pm - 7.30pm

Over the last two years Council has strived to achieve many of the objectives set out in Community Strategic Plan and delivery programs such as the new Parkes Water and Sewage Treatment Plants, the largest roads program to date, Parkes Regional Airport redevelopment, Memorial Hill rejuvenation, skatepark upgrades, installation of new public art and outdoor fitness equipment, to name a few.