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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

Council’s Infrastructure Director named Legend of Water

November 8, 2019

Parkes Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure, Andrew Francis, was bestowed with legendary status, being named one of three Legends of Water by the Australian Water Association […]

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Parkes cleans up at Keep Australia Beautiful Awards

November 5, 2019

Parkes’ dedication to the community and environment was recognised with a multi-award sweep at the Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards on the […]

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Rockin’ Emu unveiled in Parkes

November 5, 2019

There are suspicious minds no more, with the unveiling of a rockin’ emu mural in Parkes. Acclaimed Lightning Ridge artist John Murray has transformed the […]

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New Recycling Facility and Water Scheme Secures Parkes’ Water Future

October 25, 2019

A brand-new water recycling scheme designed to conserve water has officially opened in Parkes. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and […]

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Council named finalist in Economic Development Australia Awards

October 24, 2019

Parkes Shire Council has recognised its long-term strategic vision for the Parkes National Logistics Hub, named as a finalist in the Economic Development Initiatives category […]

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Parkes is getting switched on to recycled water

October 23, 2019

The Parkes Recycled Water Scheme will be turned on this summer, with crews about to embark on the end-user connections. With the Advanced Water Recycling […]

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Commencement of Stage 2 – Parkes Main Street Revitalisation Project

October 21, 2019

As part of the Parkes Main Street Revitalisation Project, Parkes Shire Council will re-develop lower Clarinda Street between Welcome and Short Streets with footpath upgrades, […]

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

October 16, 2019

Parkes Shire Council is once again calling on local community members to spend 20 minutes in their backyards or local outdoor spaces this October and […]

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Nominations now open for 2020 Australia Day Awards

October 3, 2019

Would you like to give one of Parkes Shire’s unsung heroes the recognition they deserve? Nominations are now open for the 2020 Parkes Shire Council […]

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Former treatment plant ponds to be transformed into artificial wetland

October 3, 2019

The former Parkes Sewage Treatment Plant effluent ponds will be transformed into a functional artificial wetland over the next two years, thanks to funding from […]

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Residents give Parkes water tick of approval

October 3, 2019

Parkes’ drinking water has been given the tick of approval, with 43 per cent of locals rating the water quality High or Very High. As […]

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Council welcomes release of Special Activation Precinct draft master plan

September 27, 2019

Parkes Shire Council has welcomed the release of the draft master plan for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for […]

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Every dog has its day at new off-leash park

September 27, 2019

Shire dogs now have something to wag about: there’s a new off-leash park at Kelly Reserve. After three months of construction the brand-new dog park […]

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New garden is a Rising Main attraction

September 20, 2019

Parkes’ newest public garden is a green space whichever way you look at it. The Town Entry Garden was landscaped with repurposed soil, features water-wise […]

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Mayor says despite drought Parkes has secure water supply

September 19, 2019

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM disputed reports that Parkes is forecast to run out of water in March 2020. “Parkes Shire Council’s strong […]

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Harrison Park’s new amenities will be a game changer

September 19, 2019

The 41-year-old amenities block at Harrison Park has had a much-needed facelift, with the newly refurbished facility officially opened today by Parkes Shire Mayor Cr […]

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School holiday fun at the Library

September 18, 2019

Having settled into their new temporary home at 2/250 Clarinda Street, Parkes Shire Library staff are now busy preparing for the upcoming October school holidays, […]

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AirVenture proves the sky’s the limit for Parkes

September 16, 2019

Buckle your seatbelts and return your chairs to the upright position: AirVenture Australia is making the final approach and is ready to touchdown at Parkes […]

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Sports Grants Now Open

September 11, 2019

The Parkes Sports Council is calling for applications from incorporated sporting groups or educational institutions to apply for funding under the CMOC Northparkes / Parkes […]

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Lower Clarinda Street Still Open For Business

September 11, 2019

There’s a lot happening in Parkes Central Business District, with three major construction projects currently underway as part of the Parkes CBD Vibrancy Project. But […]

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