Following the severe weather event on Saturday 2 January 2020, Council and the Lachlan NSW SES are attending to the highest priority areas across town.


A number of Council facilities were also impacted by the storm and the following closures are in place:

  • Parkes Library and Cultural Centre including the CUC Parkes - closed until Monday 18 January at 9.30am

Report Storm Damage

You can report damage to Council assets to our After Hours Number on 1800 648 565.

In case of emergency please phone 000.

For flood damage assistance please contact the SES on 132 500.

Green Waste & Storm Damage Clean Up

To assist residents in the clean up of their properties, the Parkes Waste Facility will be accepting green waste material free of charge until close of business Friday 8 January 2021.

The Parkes Waste Facility will open tomorrow to specifically accept storm damage material only from 8.30am to 4.15pm.

For those that can't get their waste to the tip, you can safely pile the green waste on your verge and Council crews will carry out collection over the coming week.

Stormwater Management

Parkes Shire Council endeavours to manage urban stormwater according to the principles of best practice to reduce impacts on waterway health, minimise stormwater flooding and provide an alternate water source.

Read more about our stormwater management here

You can also share your rainfall and stormwater information with Council to assist in ongoing monitoring and planning.