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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

AirVenture proves the sky’s the limit for Parkes

September 16, 2019

Buckle your seatbelts and return your chairs to the upright position: AirVenture Australia is making the final approach and is ready to touchdown at Parkes […]

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Sports Grants Now Open

September 11, 2019

The Parkes Sports Council is calling for applications from incorporated sporting groups or educational institutions to apply for funding under the CMOC Northparkes / Parkes […]

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Lower Clarinda Street Still Open For Business

September 11, 2019

There’s a lot happening in Parkes Central Business District, with three major construction projects currently underway as part of the Parkes CBD Vibrancy Project. But […]

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Sowing Cyber Seeds: Technology Training for Farmers

September 6, 2019

Free computer skills workshops are being offered across the Parkes Shire to help farming communities access vital online services. The workshops will be run during […]

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Grants Team welcomes a new face, new location and new opportunities

September 5, 2019

Parkes Shire Council’s Grants Team has undergone a number of exciting changes recently, having relocated to a new office, launching a series of new grant […]

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Construction commences on Parkes Library Expansion project

September 2, 2019

The Parkes Shire Library expansion project is officially underway with the sod turned on construction this morning, making way for contractors to commence demolition works. […]

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Inland Rail First Construction Complete

August 30, 2019

Freight trains travelling from the east and west will next month be running on the transformational Inland Rail North-West Connection following the completion of construction […]

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Rural Road Safety Month

August 28, 2019

Take the Road Safety Pledge Locals are encouraged to brush up on the current road rules and take the pledge to help reduce road related […]

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Parkes Shire upgrades provide welcome relief in ongoing drought

August 27, 2019

Construction works to revitalise six Parkes Shire townships are now complete, thanks to a Federal Liberal and Nationals Government investment in boosting the economy in […]

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Recycled water commissioning begins at Armstrong Park

August 26, 2019

Parkes’ new Recycled Water Scheme is one step closer, with recycled water in the pipeline for Armstrong Park and the new Town Entry Garden. Construction […]

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Confidence to Invest in Parkes

August 15, 2019

Despite the trying times of drought, and the downturn in the agricultural and retail sector across the state, the Parkes economy has been given some […]

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Council Commended for Business Attraction Campaign

August 9, 2019

Parkes Shires Council has been acknowledged for Excellence in Communications at the RH Dougherty Awards, for the delivery of the Parkes National Logistics Hub Business […]

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Parkes Elvis Festival enters Hall of Fame

August 1, 2019

Parkes Elvis Festival has been honoured at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards, inducted into the Festival and Events Hall of Fame at a gala celebration […]

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Residents to help shortlist priority projects for the Parkes Shire

July 25, 2019

Parkes Shire Council are encouraging locals to help shortlist the projects and initiatives to be submitted under Round Three of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country […]

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Students expand their horizons in Parkes

July 25, 2019

Some of the country’s brightest young engineers are broadening their horizons through student placements with Parkes Shire Council. The students are participants in the University […]

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Preliminary work commences on Parkes CBD Vibrancy projects

July 25, 2019

The southern end of the Parkes CBD is set to be totally transformed over the next 12 months, with work commencing on the Lower Clarinda […]

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Norhtparkes Mine partners

Northparkes continue to shake, rattle & roll with Parkes Elvis Festival

July 24, 2019

The countdown is on to the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival and organisers are saying it’s time to get creative and start planning your float for […]

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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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