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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

Look before you step out

January 28, 2020

Pedestrians who are distracted by their mobile phone or listening to music with headphones are being targeted as part of a new road safety campaign. […]

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Parkes Shire 2020 Australia Day Award Recipients

January 28, 2020

Congratulations to the Parkes Shire 2020 Australia Day Award recipients. Parkes Expand Citizen of the Year – Catherine ‘Kitty’ Dwyer Originally from Trundle, Catherine ‘Kitty’ […]

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Council Introduces New Standpipe Usage Scheme

January 24, 2020

Parkes Shire Council has resolved to introduce a new standpipe usage scheme in an effort to maintain sustainable water supplies for the Shire. Since August […]

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Nominees for 2020 Australia Day Awards announced

January 21, 2020

The nominees for the 2020 Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards have been named ahead of the community celebrations on Sunday 26 January. The annual awards […]

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Commencement of Stage 3 – Parkes Main Street Revitalisation Project

January 21, 2020

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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Outback Lifesavers graduate with survival and rescue skills

January 17, 2020

Twelve local kids have spent the school holidays learning lifesaving skills as part of the first intake of the Outback Lifesavers program held at Parkes […]

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That’s a wrap! 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival comes to a close

January 15, 2020

The 28th annual Parkes Elvis™ Festival has come to a close after another year of phenomenal performances, show stopping jumpsuits and hip swivelling action. Approximately […]

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Australia Day 2020 Ambassador announced

January 14, 2020

The Parkes Shire will welcome CEO of Youth Off The Streets and former NSW Australian of the Year, Father Chris Riley AM as the Parkes Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador. […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival Bush Fire Appeal

January 8, 2020

In the midst of Australia’s devastating bush fire crisis, Parkes Shire Council have launched a bush fire fundraising appeal to take place during the 2020 […]

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Free green waste disposal following severe storm

January 8, 2020

Following Monday’s storm, Council has waived tip charges for the disposal of storm related green waste at Parkes Waste Facility. Council’s General Manager, Kent Boyd […]

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Applications for 2020 Jack Scoble University Scholarship now open

January 3, 2020

Parkes Shire students undertaking their first year of full-time university studies in 2020 are encouraged to apply for a Jack Scoble Scholarship. Supported by the […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival Set for a King-Sized Return in 2020

January 2, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now Start the 2020s off with a hip swivelling good time, Parkes Elvis™ Festival returns with a King sized program from Wednesday […]

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Canada Bay Brings Christmas Cheer to the Parkes Community

December 23, 2019

A group of local residents from Parkes Shire Council’s Sister City, the City of Canada Bay, are sharing the gift of joy this Christmas with […]

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No Phone Zone

December 20, 2019

Local lifeguards renew calls for parents and carers to keep watch Local lifeguards are reminding parents and carers to put their phones away while at […]

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Excessive Usage Threatens Free Standpipe Water Program

December 19, 2019

Parkes Shire Council is urging rural residents accessing the Shire’s standpipes under the drought response measures, to observe the recommended usage to ensure this vital […]

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Hear all about it – Council meetings now audio recorded

December 18, 2019

The Parkes Shire community will now have greater access to open sessions of council through audio recordings of the monthly meetings. Council commenced audio recording […]

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Still no answers for Parkes community over service delivery at Parkes Hospital

December 16, 2019

Confusion. Frustration. Anger. Frightened. This is how the community described how they felt about the current service delivery arrangements at Parkes Hospital. As a result […]

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Shop Parkes this Christmas campaign launches

December 6, 2019

Parkes has your Christmas all wrapped up this year, with Shop Parkes Christmas campaign launching this week. Parkes Shire Council and Parkes Chamber of Commerce […]

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Council wins Excellence in the Environment Awards

December 6, 2019

The Parkes Recycled Water Scheme was applauded for its sustainable design at the 2019 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards on Tuesday. The […]

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Council hosts public meeting to discuss the future of Parkes health services

December 4, 2019

Parkes Shire Council invites all community members, residents and health professionals in the Parkes region to attend a public meeting on Tuesday 10 December from […]

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