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Updates on major projects

Ribbon Cut on Major Water Infrastructure Projects

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant joined Mayor of Parkes Shire Council Ken Keith OAM to officially  open  local water infrastructure renewal projects as part of a $100 million program of works in the state’s Central West. View the media release here

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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