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Parkes Shire Council strives to keep the community informed of the latest news and issues affecting the region.

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Media Releases

Parkes Shire local government elections postponed

March 31, 2020

The NSW Government has announced that the local government elections due to be held on 12 September this year will be postponed due to the […]

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Federal funding announced for Parkes Shire black spots

March 31, 2020

Four Parkes crash sites will be made safer under the latest round of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program, the Member for Riverina […]

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Council takes additional steps to keep the community safe

March 30, 2020

Council is urging residents to take the Federal and State Government’s messages regarding social isolation and hygiene measures very seriously. To further strengthen the measures already implemented […]

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Council Unites to Fight For Small Business

March 27, 2020

Parkes Shire Councillors have been meeting regularly via video conference and as a consequence issue the following statement: Covid-19 was recently described by the Australian Prime Minister as a double […]

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Working Together to Protect Our Community from COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Council continues to work with community, business and government agencies to implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our Shire. Cr Ken Keith […]

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A message of positivity and support in times of crisis

March 23, 2020

As I’m sure the community is aware the COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) outbreak has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation […]

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Parkes Shire Library Service Level Reviewed in Response to Risk of COVID-19

March 18, 2020

In the interest of the health and safety of both the community and our employees and to reduce the possibility of any exposure to the […]

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Council puts measures in place to manage the risk of COVID-19 on service delivery

March 17, 2020

The global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has seen unprecedented actions being taken by Governments around the world. These actions are designed to slow down […]

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Cricket Pavilion Restored to its Former Glory

March 16, 2020

The 61 year-old pavilion at Woodward Oval has been restored to its former glory, thanks to a collaboration of local and state government and sporting […]

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Free Cuppa Campaign Launch

Free Cuppa for the Driver Launched and Underway

March 12, 2020

The tenth phase of the ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme was launched recently in Forbes and is now underway across 17 Council areas in […]

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AWA Award Win for PSC

Parkes Recycled Water Scheme Wins Innovation Award

March 6, 2020

Parkes Shire Council was applauded for its pioneering approach to the Parkes Recycled Water Scheme, winning the Program Innovation Award at the 2020 NSW Australian […]

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Parkes Shire secures $818,035 of funding for community projects

March 5, 2020

Eight Parkes Shire projects have been successful in the third round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). Nationals Upper House MP, Sam […]

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Pilates in the Park

Pilates in the park to celebrate International Women’s Day

February 28, 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March 2020, residents and visitors are invited to take part in a group pilates session in […]

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Dan Fredericks, Debbie Gould, Claire Cassell and Kerryn Jones from Parkes Shire Library are looking forward to seeing how local artists interpret the theme for this year's Waste to Art competition.

Year of Aluminium and Steel Cans for this year’s Waste to Art competition

February 28, 2020

Aspiring and professional artists from across the Parkes Shire are encouraged re-think their creative materials as part of this year’s Waste to Art competition. The […]

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Peak Hill Waste Transfer Station

Council facilities awarded safety tick of approval

February 25, 2020

Parkes Waste Facility, Parkes Animal Shelter and Peak Hill Waste Transfer Station are the latest Council facilities to receive accreditation under the ISO 45001:2018 standard […]

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Parkes Shire Mayor Cr Ken Keith OAM, Mikala McLean, and Council's Manager Cultural Education & Library Services Kerryn Jones.

2020 Jack Scoble Educational Scholarship awarded

February 25, 2020

The recipient of this year’s Jack Scoble Educational Scholarship will use the funds to embark on a course that she hopes will eventually benefit farmers […]

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Deputy Mayor Cr Barbara Newton and Mayor Ken Keith OAM watch as Council's Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator Michael Chambers releases the fingerlings at Lake Endeavour.

Lake Endeavour fish stocking to enhance dam biodiversity

February 24, 2020

Over 16,000 fingerlings have been released into Lake Endeavour as part of a Native Fish Stocking initiative by the Department Primary Industries Fisheries. Under the […]

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PSC Chief Operating Officer Anthony McGrath, PSC Network & Systems Engineer Mitch Miles, Parkes Shire Mayor Cr Ken Keith OAM, Chief Inspector David Cooper, and Probationary Constable Michael Whiting.

Council and Police partner for a safer Parkes

February 24, 2020

Parkes Shire Council has partnered with Central West Police District to roll out the final phase of upgrades to the Parkes CBD security network. The […]

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Parkes Bypass Concept Image

Community shapes Parkes Bypass

February 14, 2020

Community feedback has shaped key changes to the design of the new Parkes Bypass, with the project to now include a bridge at Victoria Street […]

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92 businesses join forces to reduce driver fatigue crashes on NSW roads

February 11, 2020

The ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme is celebrating 10 years in 2020 and six Parkes Shire businesses have put their hands up to help […]

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