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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

Successful Field Day and Demonstration

September 11, 2018

A record 160 people attended the recent ‘Be Road Ready For Harvest’ Field Day/PBS Vehicle Demonstration at the Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange. Attendees were […]

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Parkes Fun Palace

Curiosity + Wonder … Parkes Fun Palace!

September 5, 2018

On Saturday 22 September Parkes Library will open its doors at 9am transformed into a Fun Palace! The global Fun Palaces movement believes in the […]

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Heavy vehicle safety delivered for the Bogan Way

September 4, 2018

The Nationals’ Member for Riverina, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has delivered on a vital heavy vehicle […]

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Community invited to participate in Parkes Shire Drought Forum

August 29, 2018

Parkes Shire Council invites farmers, residents and business operators to attend the Parkes Shire Drought Forum on Tuesday 11 September at Parkes Services Club, commencing […]

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Peak Hill Silos mark 100 years

August 27, 2018

It was the site of the first public wheat silo in Australia, and this week the Peak Hill community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of […]

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Hello! From Australia

Hello! From Australia

August 24, 2018

Indigenous children’s books and illustrations will feature at a travelling exhibition being hosted by Parkes Library in August and September. This travelling exhibition from Books […]

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Council activates immediate drought support measures

August 22, 2018

Parkes Shire Council will activate immediate drought support measures locally, following a Drought Committee resolution made yesterday. Councillors voted to adopt a suite of drought […]

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Mock Crash Demonstration helps young drivers to not become road statistics

August 22, 2018

‘Believable’, ‘very realistic’, ‘a real opener’ – these are the sentiments of over 400 Year 10 students from across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire […]

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Parkes Water Infrastructure Wins Excellence Award

August 17, 2018

The Parkes Integrated Water Infrastructure Renewal Program has been recognised for raising the benchmark of Australian engineering standards, winning the Energy, Water and Resources Project […]

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Jane Milburn, Slow Clothing

Curiosity + Wonder – Explore Slow Clothing

August 15, 2018

Parkes Shire Library’s feature guest for the 2018 Curiosity + Wonder Festival is Australian social entrepreneur and author Jane Milburn. Jane believes in the magic […]

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