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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

Commemorate ANZAC Day from home

April 17, 2020

There’s no doubt that ANZAC Day 2020 will be very different to ANZAC Days of previous years. Following government instructions regarding social distancing, the decision […]

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Funding to deliver community participation and inclusion

April 14, 2020

Six local projects that have been successful under the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Fund. The fund aims to deliver positive social, environmental and […]

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Audit reveals 50% household waste could be diverted from landfill

April 9, 2020

Parkes residents are being reminded to separate their household waste, after the 2019 NetWaste Audit found that 50% of the average Parkes household bin is […]

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NSW learner drivers can continue driving lessons

April 9, 2020

NSW Police have advised that they will allow learner driver’s and their supervisors to partake in driving lessons during the current COVID-19 restrictions. The advice […]

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Drought Communities Programme projects approved for Parkes Shire

April 9, 2020

Approval for $1 million worth of drought-projects in Parkes Shire will be a welcome and timely boost to the local economy, the Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Parkes Shire local government elections postponed

March 31, 2020

The NSW Government has announced that the local government elections due to be held on 12 September this year will be postponed due to the […]

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Federal funding announced for Parkes Shire black spots

March 31, 2020

Four Parkes crash sites will be made safer under the latest round of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program, the Member for Riverina […]

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Council takes additional steps to keep the community safe

March 30, 2020

Council is urging residents to take the Federal and State Government’s messages regarding social isolation and hygiene measures very seriously. To further strengthen the measures already implemented […]

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Council Unites to Fight For Small Business

March 27, 2020

Parkes Shire Councillors have been meeting regularly via video conference and as a consequence issue the following statement: Covid-19 was recently described by the Australian Prime Minister as a double […]

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Working Together to Protect Our Community from COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Council continues to work with community, business and government agencies to implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our Shire. Cr Ken Keith […]

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