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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 & Engagement Coordinator.

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Media Releases

Aerial view of flooded residential area in Parkes, NSW 2022

Flood Recovery Information Sessions

December 7, 2022

In the past six years we have endured the worst drought on record, a pandemic and now the recent extreme floods. So, from a drought […]

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Skate, Scooter And Bike Facilities In The Works For Trundle And Parkes

December 7, 2022

Parkes Shire Council has been successful in securing $500,000 from the NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) and $300,000 from the Federal […]

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$50million to Hit Council Bank Accounts for Pothole Repairs

November 30, 2022

Regional councils will soon start receiving funds for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round. Minister for […]

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2022 Shop Parkes 12 Days Of Christmas Campaign Launches

November 29, 2022

Parkes Shire Council in partnership with the Parkes Chamber of Commerce are excited to launch the annual Shop Parkes ’12 Days of Christmas’ Campaign to […]

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Latin Sounds At The Pavilion

November 23, 2022

Latin Sounds at the Pavilion is the event that will kick off the summer season in Parkes. Presented by Parkes Shire Council, this is the […]

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Helen Magill, 2022 Citizen of the Year Hedley Nicholson and his wife Pauline Nicholson.

Nominations Open For 2023 Australia Day Awards

November 22, 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Parkes Shire Council Community, Cultural, Environmental and Sports Awards, including the Ron Harrison Sports Bursary. Parkes Shire Mayor […]

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Aerial view of flooded residential area in Parkes, NSW 2022

From the Mayor’s Desk: Central West Flood Disaster

November 20, 2022

Firstly, I must acknowledge the extreme trauma people have experienced, in these never-seen-before extreme events. Homes flooded, family heirlooms lost, extensive damage to fences, livestock, […]

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Statewide Road Emergency

November 18, 2022

Earlier this month, Local Government NSW (LGNSW) declared a Statewide Roads Emergency, supported by the Country Mayors Association. Parkes Shire Council is joining LGNSW and […]

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Flood Support and Information

November 14, 2022

Last updated: Friday 25 November 2022 at 2.00pm Keep reading for the latest on flood information and support. Flood Recovery Support Parkes Shire residents impacted […]

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A blue tongue lizard, a green tree frog and a barn owl in a tree.

Biodiversity In Focus Photography Competition Winners Announced

November 11, 2022

Parkes Shire Council is pleased to announce the winners of the first inaugural Biodiversity in Focus photography competition. We were overwhelmed with the number of […]

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