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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

Four days of double demerit points

January 17, 2019

As we get ready to celebrate Australia Day, and school holidays are coming to an end for thousands of local students, drivers are being reminded […]

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Level 2 water restrictions implemented across the Parkes Shire

January 16, 2019

Level two water restrictions have come into effect today across the Parkes Shire, after storage levels at Lake Endeavour Dam reached the capacity trigger. Under […]

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Elvis has left the building!

January 16, 2019

2019 Parkes Elvis Festival has come to a close They came, they saw, they shake, rattle and rolled for the 27th annual Parkes Elvis™ Festival. […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival Ready to Rock in 2019

January 8, 2019

Dust off those blue suede shoes, Parkes Elvis™ Festival is just around the corner and is set to make your wildest Elvis dreams come true […]

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Waste to Art Workshop

January 7, 2019

On Tuesday 22nd January Parkes Library will be hosting a workshop for children to explore creative ways of using what is considered waste and turning […]

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Shop Parkes Region Gift Card program launched

December 20, 2018

Stuck for gift ideas? Give a gift to the community with a Shop Parkes Region Gift Card. Parkes Shire Council has partnered with Why Leave […]

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New health and wellness infrastructure for Parkes and Peak Hill

December 19, 2018

Residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of two new recreational spaces these Christmas holidays, following the official opening of the PAC Park rejuvenation […]

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Voluntary Planning Agreement signed with Shire Councils of Lachlan, Forbes and Parkes

December 13, 2018

Clean TeQ to fund A$18 million in local initiatives and infrastructure upgrades during Clean TeQ Sunrise operations MELBOURNE, Australia – Clean TeQ Holdings Limited (Clean […]

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Parkes is perfect place for the future of Australian freight

December 13, 2018

Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project gaining momentum Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Pacific National, has in the last year committed $35 million to develop […]

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Historic moment as ground is broken for construction on Inland Rail in Parkes

December 13, 2018

Construction of the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail officially began today, boosting jobs, creating vital infrastructure and strengthening the economy. The Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack turned […]

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Council and CMOC-Northparkes Mines Renew Funding Partnership

December 13, 2018

Parkes Shire Council and CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) have partnered again to extend the Parkes Shire Grants and Aboriginal Project Officer positions for an additional three […]

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The Momentum of Inland Rail Brings Benefits to the Region

December 8, 2018

With the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section of the Inland Rail Project due to commence in the near future , the joint venture INLink, engaged […]

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Trundle Library

Trundle Library Open 24 hours, 7 Days a Week

December 3, 2018

Parkes Shire Council officially opened the first Australian public library to be accessible for members all hours of the day, all days of the week […]

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Forged in Miscellany

Art Forged in Miscellany

December 3, 2018

Parkes Library is hosting an art exhibition with a difference to end 2018. Art Forged In Miscellany is an exhibition of poets and artists, a […]

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Curious Creatures

Summer Reading Club Time!

November 28, 2018

Kids, get ready to join Parkes Shire Library Summer Reading Club for a fun time – “Curious Creatures” will take over your summer reading! Summer […]

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What’s ON in the Parkes Shire this Christmas

November 27, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Parkes Shire. To officially mark the start of the festive season, Parkes CBD will be […]

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Shop Parkes this Christmas campaign launches

November 27, 2018

Shop Parkes has your Christmas all wrapped up this year, with highly anticipated annual retail campaign launching this week. Parkes Shire Council and Parkes Chamber […]

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New Children’s Crossing flags for local schools

November 26, 2018

Thirty new Children’s Crossing flags have been delivered to local schools across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils this week. Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan […]

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Register your Automatic External Defibrillator

November 26, 2018

Local business, community and sporting organisations are being urged to register their Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machines through the St John Ambulance defibrillator register. The […]

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Elvis Festival enters NSW Tourism Hall of Fame

November 23, 2018

Rounding out a fabulous year for the Parkes Elvis Festival, the event has been named the best festival in the State at the 2018 NSW […]

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