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Parkes Shire Council strives to keep the community informed of the latest news and issues affecting the region.

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Media Releases

airport business park extension

Business opportunities set to soar in Parkes

May 16, 2019

Aviation-support industries and aeronautical businesses will continue to have a first-class home in regional NSW following an extension to the Parkes Regional Airport Business Park. […]

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The Southern Lights Group celebrating a win for Councils on street lighting costs

May 15, 2019

After considerable advocacy, the Southern Lights Group of Councils welcome the news that their lobbying on street lighting pricing has resulted in a significant decrease […]

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NRMA Fast charging the Central West

May 14, 2019

The NRMA has opened the roads of the Central West to electric vehicle motorists by installing a network of public fast charging stations across the […]

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Council wears yellow for National Road Safety Week

May 8, 2019

Every year, more than 1200 people are killed and 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. National Road Safety Week honours those we have lost and […]

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HUBLET … New Digital Access

April 26, 2019

Parkes Shire Library is offering a new form of digital access to our customers at Parkes Library. Hublet is a complete, ready-to-use self-service solution offering […]

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Parkes welcomes Kookaburra 8’s Hockey Carnival for the third year

April 24, 2019

Parkes will welcome hundreds of players, coaching staff, umpires and spectators from all across the State, for the annual Kookaburra 8’s Carnival at McGlynn Sporting […]

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Free child restraint checks

April 24, 2019

Parents and carers are encouraged to take advantage of the free child restraint checking day being held on Monday 6 May at Lions Park in […]

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Work continues on Cheney Park remediation project

April 18, 2019

Parkes Shire Council continues its investigative work into the salinity issues currently affecting Cheney Park, with consultants currently undertaking detailed data gathering and analysis. Council […]

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New event to take off in Parkes

April 18, 2019

AirVenture Australia has announced that its premier three-day aviation expo will be relocated to Parkes Regional Airport, taking place from 20 – 22 September this […]

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Double demerits for Easter and Anzac holiday period

April 18, 2019

Double demerit points will be in force again over the Easter and Anzac holiday period to improve safety on roads across the state. Parkes, Forbes […]

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Road Rules Awareness Week 2019

April 9, 2019

Road users are being encouraged to refresh their knowledge of the NSW road rules, as part of Road Rules Awareness Week, Monday 08 April to […]

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Cooperative buying group on the agenda at Farmers Forum

April 4, 2019

Local producers are invited to a Farmers Forum on Wednesday 10 April, to discuss the potential of establishing a cooperative buying group and a collaborative […]

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Council Springs into Action at Billabong Creek

April 4, 2019

Billabong Creek is getting a makeover courtesy of environmental remediation works that commenced at Lake Endeavour Dam last month. The restoration work follows the 2016 […]

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Take a chance on Trundle Abba Festival

April 2, 2019

Mamma Mia! With only one month to go, the countdown is officially on until the 2019 Trundle ABBA Festival. Now in its 8th year, the […]

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Recycled Water Scheme Construction Surges Ahead

April 2, 2019

Councillors Bill Jayet and Neil Westcott recently inspected the progress of construction on the Recycled Water Scheme, with the final concrete pour for the new […]

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The Dish shines blue for autism

March 28, 2019

Next month, the iconic CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope will join a host of significant buildings and landmarks across the world being lit up for ‘Light […]

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Elvis was Always On My Mind

March 28, 2019

Parkes Shire Council has announced that Tiffany Steel has been appointed to the position of Parkes Elvis Festival Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator. Tiffany brings to […]

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Parkes Prime Target for Faster Rail Link

March 27, 2019

LOCAL residents and businesses in Parkes stand to benefit from a boost to jobs and tourism with the Federal Government investing $8 million into a […]

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Elvis Gospel Service Donates Thousands to Charities

March 22, 2019

Parkes Shire Council has applauded the Parkes Ministers’ Association (PMA) donation of $7,000 raised at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival Gospel Service to two charities. […]

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Raise a glass for Parkes’ waterworks to celebrate World Water Day

March 22, 2019

This week marks the first birthday of the Parkes new water treatment facilities, and World Water Day is the perfect day to celebrate their first […]

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