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2017 -  A Year in  Review

Take a look at Council's 2017 year in review show reel, highlighting a huge range of projects, funding and accolades Council has achieved over the past 12 months.

Major projects

Major projects and initiatives that have been delivered in 2017 inlcude:

  • Completion of the Water & Sewage Treatment Plants and construction of the Advanced Water Recycling Facility - total project costs of over $100M
  • Peak Hill Open Cut Experience visitor experience upgrades
  • Purchase of Caterpillar RM500 Road Stabiliser providing efficiencies in road projects
  • Skate Park improvements
  • Footpath construction and pedestrian network improvements
  • Public Facilities – Cookamidgera
  • Corporate Information System
  • Flood Damage Restoration – 2016 Events
  • Parkes Landfill Weighbridge & Site Works
  • Peak Hill Transfer Station
  • Progressing Sealing – Middle Trundle Road
  • Demolition of the old Parkes Hospital Site completed
  • 120+ events delivered and supported by Council
  • 25,000 visitors and $13M in visitor expenditure generated by the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival along with 200M+ media reach

What's in Store for 2018

Grant submissions being considered for projects:

  • $1.3m for Library Expansion Project under Building Better Regions
  • $4.75m for Spicer Oval precinct
  • $4.16m for Main Street and Cooke Park Multipurpose Centre under Building Better Regions
  • $2.4m for Cheney Park upgrades
  • $250k for CCTV upgrades under NSW Safety Community Fund
  • $50k for Wentworth Street footpath upgrades
  • $7200 for 6 defib grants under Sport and Rec

Big Developments

  • ARTC commences construction on the Inland Rail between Parkes and Narromine
  • Pacific National $35M Terminal Development
  • Clean TeQ establishment of Regional Operations Centre in Parkes

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