Events News

Parkes Shire residents are invited to join the nation-wide effort to help conserve the environment as part of this year's Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Community members are encouraged to gather their friends, family and colleagues to join Council staff in helping to clean up, fix up and conserve our local parks, gardens and reserves.

In 2018 an estimated 6,520 ute loads of rubbish was removed by over 298,000 Clean up Australia Day volunteers at 2,964 sites across New South Wales. This year, the Parkes Shire has the opportunity to help set some new records.

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith said "a little effort from all of us goes a long way to maintaining and conserving our wonderful natural environment".

"By doing our bit to remove and reduce rubbish accumulating in our local parks, roadsides, bushland and waterways, we can ensure that our natural assets will be there to enjoy well into the future."

“Clean Up Australia Day is not only good for our native flora and fauna, it is also a great community event and a way for everyone to show pride in our region.”

There will be two locations where people can participate in the Parkes Shire, one in Parkes and one in Peak Hill.

Registrations will take place at Lions Park in Parkes from 8am, and for Peak Hill registration is from 9am on at the Commercial Gardens. Participants will be given a clean-up kit and allocated a site on the day. After the clean-up, participants can enjoy a well-earned sausage sizzle in Lions Park.

A reminder for participants to slip, slop, slap, wear some sturdy shoes and bring along some gloves.

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