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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 prepares for a stellar weekend to celebrate Apollo 11 50th anniversary

July 15, 2019

The countdown is on until the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with a weekend of astronomical proportions planned for […]

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Old artefacts provide new insights

July 11, 2019

A new display of old items showcases just how far Parkes water infrastructure has come. The old Water Treatment Plant has been decommissioned, but rather […]

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Parkes Shire Library on the move as expansion project gets underway

July 3, 2019

Parkes Shire Library is moving to its new, temporary home in Clarinda Street as work commences on the expansion of the current library building. The […]

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Repurposed public art goes on display ahead of NAIDOC Week

July 3, 2019

A series of public art panels have been given a second life, going on display in the Parkes CBD for the second time as part […]

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$100K injected into local economy thanks to Shop Parkes Gift Cards

July 2, 2019

Over $105,000 has been generated for local businesses through the Shop Parkes Gift Cards since the shop local program launched in December last year. Of […]

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Have your say on proposed Parkes Bypass

June 26, 2019

The Parkes bypass is moving a step closer with the release of a concept design for community feedback. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister […]

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Council committed to fight for Parkes Maternity

June 13, 2019

Parkes Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Keith OAM has expressed alarm and frustration over the decision to temporarily close Parkes Maternity. In a statement made yesterday, […]

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Be out there in Parkes this June long weekend

June 4, 2019

Whether you’re into sports, culture, or just love a social outing, there’s something for everyone in Parkes Shire this long weekend. Be daring and take […]

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The Dish

Moonwalk into Parkes this winter season

May 31, 2019

Apollo 11 campaign launches ahead of moon landing 50th anniversary Be out there in the Parkes Region this winter season and be amazed by all […]

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New drink and drug driving reforms

May 24, 2019

Drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol face tougher penalties, under new reforms introduced this week. As part of the Road Safety […]

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airport business park extension

Business opportunities set to soar in Parkes

May 16, 2019

Aviation-support industries and aeronautical businesses will continue to have a first-class home in regional NSW following an extension to the Parkes Regional Airport Business Park. […]

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The Southern Lights Group celebrating a win for Councils on street lighting costs

May 15, 2019

After considerable advocacy, the Southern Lights Group of Councils welcome the news that their lobbying on street lighting pricing has resulted in a significant decrease […]

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NRMA Fast charging the Central West

May 14, 2019

The NRMA has opened the roads of the Central West to electric vehicle motorists by installing a network of public fast charging stations across the […]

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A Masterplan for the Future of Parkes

May 10, 2019

The state’s leading town planners and industry experts converged on Parkes last week for an ‘enquiry by design’ (EBD) workshop led by the NSW Government’s […]

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Council wears yellow for National Road Safety Week

May 8, 2019

Every year, more than 1200 people are killed and 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. National Road Safety Week honours those we have lost and […]

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HUBLET … New Digital Access

April 26, 2019

Parkes Shire Library is offering a new form of digital access to our customers at Parkes Library. Hublet is a complete, ready-to-use self-service solution offering […]

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Parkes welcomes Kookaburra 8’s Hockey Carnival for the third year

April 24, 2019

Parkes will welcome hundreds of players, coaching staff, umpires and spectators from all across the State, for the annual Kookaburra 8’s Carnival at McGlynn Sporting […]

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Free child restraint checks

April 24, 2019

Parents and carers are encouraged to take advantage of the free child restraint checking day being held on Monday 6 May at Lions Park in […]

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Work continues on Cheney Park remediation project

April 18, 2019

Parkes Shire Council continues its investigative work into the salinity issues currently affecting Cheney Park, with consultants currently undertaking detailed data gathering and analysis. Council […]

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New event to take off in Parkes

April 18, 2019

AirVenture Australia has announced that its premier three-day aviation expo will be relocated to Parkes Regional Airport, taking place from 20 – 22 September this […]

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