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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 Officer.

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Media Releases

Renewed Calls for Pet Owners to Take the Lead

June 29, 2020

Parkes Shire Council has renewed calls for pet owners to take the lead and brush up on the requirements and regulations associated with owning an […]

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Press Play for Fun in Parkes Shire

June 20, 2020

In April, holidaymakers hit pause on their plans to help stop the spread of COVID-19. With restrictions now easing on travel within New South Wales […]

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Parkes Special Activation Precinct cuts red and green tape

June 19, 2020

The state’s first Special Activation Precinct is one step closer with the delivery of the Parkes final master plan, as well a new planning framework […]

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Council shocked at Target closure

June 16, 2020

Parkes Shire Mayor Cr Ken Keith OAM was shocked yesterday to receive an email from Target’s Managing Director, Marina Joanou informing him that the Parkes […]

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Restrictions Ease on Sporting Facilities and Community Meeting Spaces

June 12, 2020

In response to the NSW Government’s further easing of restrictions, Council managed sporting clubhouses and community meeting spaces will re-open to the public on Saturday 13 June 2020.  Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM […]

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Double Demerits for June long weekend

June 2, 2020

Locals and holidaymakers planning a long weekend getaway are being reminded that double demerit points will be in force. Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ […]

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Visitors welcomed back to the Henry Parkes Centre

June 1, 2020

With regional travel in NSW back on the cards as of today 1 June, the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and Henry Parkes Museums have re-opened […]

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Parkes Shire prepares to welcome back visitors

May 26, 2020

Following the NSW Government’s announcement that intra-state travel restrictions will be lifted from Monday 1 June 2020, tourism operators are now preparing to welcome back […]

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Parkes Shire Libraries to re-open 1 June 2020

May 25, 2020

Parkes Shire Library is preparing to reopen its doors to the public on Monday 1 June 2020, following the NSW Government’s announcement on Wednesday to […]

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Sports Grants supports establishment of Parkes Parkrun

May 18, 2020

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) and Parkes Shire Council have announced the successful applicants from the latest round of their Sports Grants Program. This round, which closed […]

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