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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

PAC Park Blooms at Environmental Awards

December 5, 2016

Parkes Shire Council’s PAC Park Rehabilitation project has been awarded its second accolade for the month, having received a Local Government Excellence in the Environment […]

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Parkes Illuminates this Festive Season

December 1, 2016

You’re invited to witness Parkes ignite this Friday 2 December, when the Sparkles Illuminations are switched on. As the sun sets, local buildings and shops […]

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Shop Parkes for your chance to win

November 25, 2016

Shop Parkes this Christmas and summer season for your chance to win a fabulous trip to Las Vegas valued at $4,000. Parkes Shire Council and […]

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Inland Rail Project on Track

November 22, 2016

The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project, a 1,700km long rail line worth $16 billion to the Australian economy over the next 50 year, is […]

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Elvis Festival receives big hunk o love at Regional Achievement Awards

November 14, 2016

Parkes Elvis Festival has received yet another honour, taking out the Dobija Print World Events and Tourism Award at the 2016 NSW / ACT Regional […]

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State Funding Delivers Next Stage of Airport Masterplan

November 8, 2016

The next stage of the Parkes Regional Airport upgrades is set for take off thanks to a $1 million commitment by the State Government. Minister […]

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Elvis Festival all shook up over NSW tourism award win.

November 7, 2016

  Rounding out a remarkable year for the Parkes Elvis Festival, the event has been named the best festival in the State at the 2016 […]

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The sky’s the limit for 2017 Elvis festival

November 1, 2016

  The 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival is shaping up to be the most accessible Festival yet, with visitors able to travel to the event by […]

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Council Recognised for Excellence in Local Government

October 19, 2016

Parkes Shire Council has been named the winner of the 2016 AR Bluett Memorial Award at the NSW Local Government Annual Conference, held in Wollongong […]

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Nominations now open for 2016 sports awards and Ron Harrison Bursary

September 1, 2016

  Nominations are now open for the 2016 Parkes Shire Sports Awards, recognising outstanding achievement in sport. Parkes Sports Council Chairman, Al Gersbach said this […]

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