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Council News 2016-12-22T11:46:37+00:00

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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

Game On Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club – Play. Solve. Participate. Read.

November 20, 2017

Super charge your summer and register today at any Parkes Shire Library for the “Game On” Summer Reading Club. The club is open to all […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival Makes a ‘Comeback’ with NSW Tourism Award Win

November 17, 2017

The Parkes Elvis Festival is all shook up after celebrating their second consecutive Gold Award Win at the annual NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney last […]

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Parkes Flies High at Airport Awards

November 17, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has been recognised for operational efficiencies at the Australian Airport Association (AAA) Industry Awards ceremony in Adelaide last night. The awards seek […]

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Licensing changes introduced for Young Drivers

November 16, 2017

Changes to the state’s highly successful Graduated Licensing Scheme are set to ensure new drivers become safe drivers. Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road […]

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Nominations open for Australia Day Sports Awards and Ron Harrison Memorial Bursary

November 16, 2017

Nominations for the Parkes Shire Sports Awards and the Ron Harrison Memorial Bursary are now open. Australia Day Sports Awards The Australia Day Sports Awards, […]

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Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

November 16, 2017

Free two hour workshop for Parkes Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop which will be held at […]

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Council Cadet shaping What Makes an Engineer Today

November 16, 2017

Parkes Shire Council’s Engineering Cadet has been acknowledged for her efforts to change the demographic of engineering and empower young women to consider a career […]

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es Shire Library eAudiobook collection

Download a Talking Book Today

November 15, 2017

Parkes Shire Library’s new eAudiobook, online talking book, collection creates an unparalleled level of convenience and greater access to the Library Service. Lots of people […]

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Make a Comeback to Parkes in 2018 as a volunteer

November 8, 2017

Locals and visitors are invited to make their ’68 Comeback to the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival as a volunteer. Parkes Elvis Festival Director, Cathy Treasure […]

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Sharing the road this harvest

November 7, 2017

The grain harvest is getting underway across the region and this means that there will be a lot of extra trucks and agricultural machinery travelling […]

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Australia Day 2018

Nominations now open for Australia Day Awards

November 6, 2017

Do you know someone making a positive difference in the Parkes Shire? Nominations are now open for the 2017 Parkes Shire Council Community Awards, recognising […]

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Local Government Touch Carnival

Parkes Local Government Touch Football Carnival 2018

November 3, 2017

Saturday 24 February 2018 This is what Parkes is all about – dig deep in the heat! Be part of the action as Local Government […]

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Shop Parkes this Christmas and WIN

November 3, 2017

Fill your stockings locally this Christmas for a chance to win a $5000 travel package to a destination of your choice. Parkes Shire Council and […]

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Keeping the roads safe this harvest

November 1, 2017

Agricultural machinery owners and operators are invited to get road ready ahead of the 2017 harvest season, by picking up a free information kit from […]

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Parkes to host 2018 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference

October 30, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has been selected to co-host the 2018 Local Government NSW’s Tourism Conference in March next year. The annual LGNSW Tourism Conference gives […]

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Australia Day 2018

Australia Day 2018

October 26, 2017

Awards and Celebrations Community and Cultural Awards 2018 Each Australia Day, Parkes Shire Council recognises the service of Parkes Shire residents and their contributions to […]

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Pacific National commits initial $35 million to Parkes Logistics Terminal

October 24, 2017

Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Pacific National, has committed an initial $35 million to commence development of the company’s Parkes Logistics Terminal. Inspecting the future […]

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Stronger Country Communities Fund round one projects selected

October 24, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has identified the projects to be submitted under Round 1 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, based on community feedback and priorities […]

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Parkes infrastructure projects awarded Blue Star

October 23, 2017

Parkes Shire Council has been awarded a second prestigious accolade for the Water and Sewage Treatment renewal projects, presented with the Sustainable Systems Award at […]

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Events Masterclass coming to Parkes

October 23, 2017

Parkes Shire Council will share the secrets to planning and hosting a successful event at an Events Masterclass on Monday 30 October. Council, in combination […]

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