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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

Awards Recognise Water Infrastructure’s Additional Benefits

November 13, 2018

Parkes Shire Council’s new water infrastructure was recognised for environmental and community benefits at the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards held in Orange over the […]

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Parkes’ water-tight project management pays off

November 9, 2018

Parkes Shire Council received a Project Management award for the recent upgrades of the towns’ urban water network at the 2018 Institute of Public Works […]

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Parkes Water Treatment Plant operators recognised with National certification

November 9, 2018

The commitment and professionalism of Parkes Shire Council’s water operations staff was formally recognised with national certification through the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) at […]

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Local businesses sign up to help reduce driver fatigue

November 9, 2018

Fifteen local businesses have put up their hand to help to reduce driver fatigue-related road incidents, having signed up to take part in next year’s […]

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Nominations now open for 2019 Australia Day Awards

October 31, 2018

Do you know someone making a positive difference in the Parkes Shire? Nominations are now open for the 2019 Parkes Shire Council Community, Cultural, Environmental […]

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Recycled water will soon be in the pipeline

October 29, 2018

The first sod has been turned on Phase 2 of Parkes Recycled Water Scheme. The ground-breaking ceremony marks construction commencement for the Recycled Water Rising […]

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Parkes’ Mayor Empowers Others to Embrace Renewable Energy

October 24, 2018
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Residents encouraged to join the conversation at mid-term workshops

October 18, 2018

Residents across the Parkes Shire are encouraged to learn about the major projects set to be delivered over the next two years at the upcoming […]

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Council selected as a finalist across three categories in NSW Tourism Awards

October 16, 2018

Parkes Shire Council has been selected as a finalist across three categories at 2018 NSW Tourism Awards for excellence in Festival & Events, Destination Marketing […]

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More than $1.7M for Parkes Shire

October 12, 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless today announced more than $1.7 million to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across Parkes […]

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Breakfast with the Birds – National Bird Week

October 10, 2018

Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy breakfast with the birds on Sunday 21 October at 8am in PAC Park, marking the start of National […]

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‘Easy To Do Business’ Launched in Parkes

October 5, 2018

Opening and running a café, small bar or restaurant in the Parkes Shire just got easier, following the launch of the Easy to do Business […]

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Be ahead of the game during Small Business Month

September 27, 2018

Business owners and operators have the opportunity to get ahead of the game by participating in Small Business Month. Small Business Month is an initiative […]

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Lifeguards ready to make a splash this pool season

September 26, 2018

Parkes Shire lifeguards are expecting their busiest pool season to date, with all Parkes Shire pool facilities offering free entry this swim season following a […]

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Four days of double demerits

September 25, 2018

With school holidays approaching, motorists are being reminded that double demerits will be in force, with Police targeting speed, seatbelts, mobile phone use and motorcyclists […]

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Producers urged to take precautions to prevent spread of weeds

September 25, 2018

As Parkes Shire continues to experience prolonged drought conditions, landholders are being advised to take precautions to reduce the risk of weed seed spread if […]

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Trundle Community Wall Officially Unveiled

September 21, 2018

NOW SHOWING – Trundle through young eyes The newest addition to the Parkes Shire Public Art Trail has been unveiled in Trundle, celebrating the cultural […]

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New road rule – 40km/h around stopped emergency vehicles

September 20, 2018

A new road rule is now in place in NSW to improve the safety of emergency workers, as well as the people they are protecting. […]

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‘Be Out There’ these school holidays

September 20, 2018

Parkes Shire Council is encouraging locals and visitors to ‘be out there’ these upcoming school holidays as part of its new spring campaign. The campaign […]

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Council sticks to the status quo during mayoral elections

September 19, 2018

Parkes Shire Council has maintained the executive leadership, returning Councillors Ken Keith OAM and Barbara Newton to the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively. […]

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