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

Media releases are regularly distributed to local and regional media outlets, covering a range of topics across all Council operations. For all media enquiries, or to be included in Council’s distribution list, please contact Council’s Communications & Engagement Coordinator.

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Media Releases

View of Parkes main street, looking across the road at Cooke Park. Flags are waving in the breeze under a bright blue sky.

New Renewable Energy Contract to Ensure a Brighter Future for Parkes

August 12, 2022

Parkes Shire Council has just signed off on a new electricity contract with Iberdrola Australia, to supply its large sites and streetlighting from 1 January […]

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A photo of an African Boxthorn tree with an inset close-up photo of it's thorns and leaves.

Priority Weeds in Focus: African Boxthorn

August 11, 2022

Parkes Shire Council is calling on residents to be vigilant and report all occurrences of African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum), one of the most prolific and […]

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Country Mayors Associations of NSW

August 11, 2022

The Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA) is pleased to announce the new executive team elected at the AGM held in Sydney on Friday, 11 […]

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Parkes Special Activation Precinct – Energy from Waste Online Q&A Session

August 2, 2022

The NSW Government has shortlisted three groups to submit proposals to deliver an energy from waste facility as part of the Parkes Special Activation Precinct’s […]

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A convoy of semi-trailers and farming machinery driving along a paddock.

Be Road Ready for Harvest Field Day

August 2, 2022

Thursday 11 August 8am – 10.30am Breakfast from 7.30am Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange or online via Zoom Farmers, contract harvesters, transport operators, pilot drivers […]

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An Exhibition to Showcase, Share and Celebrate our Wiradjuri Culture

August 1, 2022

Parkes Shire Council has collaborated with representatives of our First Nations community to curate an Exhibition of Wiradjuri artefacts to be housed in the Parkes […]

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Parkes to host First Languages Australia Talk

July 20, 2022

Parkes Shire Council is pleased to announce that they are hosting Beau Williams and Bruce Pascoe at the Parkes Library & Cultural Centre on Tuesday […]

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Round 1 of the 2022/23 Community Financial Assistance Program is now open

July 19, 2022

Parkes Shire Council is calling on not-for-profit organisations and groups serving the Parkes Shire community to apply for funding in Round 1 of the 2022/23 […]

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Kate Kelly Collection On Exhibition In Parkes

July 13, 2022

The Kate Kelly art collection will be on exhibition in the Coventry Room at the Parkes Library and Cultural Centre from Saturday 16 July until […]

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Restraint Checks Securing Child Safety in Parkes

July 12, 2022

The recent free child restraint checking event, a service provided by Parkes Shire Council, discovered that all of the child restraints checked were incorrectly fitted. […]

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