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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

Author Talk … Adam Courtenay

March 25, 2019

  In 1828, James Porter found himself on a ship bound for Van Diemen’s Land after several escape attempts, he found himself on Sarah Island, […]

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Elvis Gospel Service Donates Thousands to Charities

March 22, 2019

Parkes Shire Council has applauded the Parkes Ministers’ Association (PMA) donation of $7,000 raised at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival Gospel Service to two charities. […]

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Raise a glass for Parkes’ waterworks to celebrate World Water Day

March 22, 2019

This week marks the first birthday of the Parkes new water treatment facilities, and World Water Day is the perfect day to celebrate their first […]

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Funding Boost for Local Sporting Groups

March 19, 2019

CMOC-Northparkes Mine (Northparkes) and Parkes Shire Council have announced the successful applicants from the latest round of the Sports Grants Funding Program. This round closed […]

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Upgrades to Boost Freight Transport in Parkes Shire

March 15, 2019

Heavy vehicles travelling through Parkes Shire will soon experience safer journeys and a reduction in travel times with works starting on the widening and sealing […]

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Little Theatre Refurbishments Officially Opened

March 11, 2019

The Parkes community gathered today to officially open the recently refurbished and up and running Parkes Little Theatre, thanks to funding provided by the NSW […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival named in nation’s Top 3 events

March 7, 2019

Following Parkes Elvis Festival’s win at the NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney in November and subsequent induction into the NSW Tourism Hall of Fame, Parkes […]

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Dangerous Parkes intersection to be made safer

March 4, 2019

One of the most notorious intersections in Parkes will be made safer, thanks to an investment by the Federal Government under the 2019-20 Black Spot […]

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98 businesses signed on for 2019 ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme

March 4, 2019

Ninety eight businesses within 22 local government areas across New South Wales have joined forces for the 2019 ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme. The […]

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Construction commences on north-west connection of Inland Rail in Parkes

February 26, 2019

Construction on the Inland Rail has marked a significant milestone this week, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation contractors INLink taking possession of the existing […]

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Lend a Hand and Support Clean Up Australia Day in Parkes Shire

February 22, 2019

Parkes Shire residents are invited to join the nation-wide effort to help conserve the environment as part of this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on […]

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Half pipe milestone for Recycled Water Rising Main

February 22, 2019

The Recycled Water Rising Main construction reached a major milestone this week with half of the schemes purple pipes now laid. The Recycled Water Rising […]

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Science Talk – Dr Jane Kaczmarek

February 22, 2019

“A window into the Universe – as viewed by the Dish” is the title of the talk, Dr Jane Kaczmarek, an astrophysicist at the Telescope […]

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Waste to Art … Baling Twine and Strapping

February 22, 2019

The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see artwork produced by all ages from our pre-school right throughout all ages and groups in our community. […]

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Spotlight Shines on Community Infrastructure Projects in Trundle

February 21, 2019

Two major infrastructure projects were showcased in Trundle today with a visit from the Hon. Rick Colless, Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW. The ribbon was […]

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Learn to drive workshops

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

February 21, 2019

Free 2-hour workshop for Parkes Parents and supervisors of local learner drivers are encouraged to attend a free workshop which will be held at Parkes […]

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Parkes Regional Airport

Parkes Regional Airport Welcomes Record Passenger Numbers

February 18, 2019

Parkes Regional Airport has welcomed record passenger numbers, with 34,276 travellers passing through the terminal last year. Since the introduction of the REX $99 Community […]

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New Community Centre open for business

February 15, 2019

The former Health Education Centre within the old Parkes Hospital precinct has been transformed into a space for the whole community to enjoy. The new […]

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Special Activation Precinct given the green light for next stage of planning

February 15, 2019

The NSW Government has given the Parkes Special Activation Precinct the green light to progress from concept to detailed land-use studies and community consultation to […]

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‘Plan B – Win a Swag’ success

February 15, 2019

Fifty seven pubs, clubs and bottle shops across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council areas offered patrons the chance to win a swag valued […]

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