Future Directions for Parkes Shire

Community priorities are our priorities

Parkes Shire Council recognises that the involvement of residents and ratepayers is vital to ensure that our priorities meet the community's needs.

Council endeavours to engage the community for the purpose of determining the priorities on various projects and initiatives to be implemented throughout the Shire.

Parkes Shire Community Strategic Plan (CSP)

The CSP identifies the community's priorities and aspirations for the future

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is a high level 10-year plan developed collaboratively by Council with the Parkes Shire Community as part of its Community Engagement Continuum. This plan identifies the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future.

The CSP contains the vision for the Parkes Shire and the eight key future directions in achieving this vision by 2030, being:

  1. Develop lifelong learning opportunities
  2. Improve health and wellbeing
  3. Promote, support and grow our communities
  4. Grow and diversify the economic base
  5. Develop Parkes as a National Logistics Hub
  6. Enhance recreation and culture
  7. Care for the environment in a changing climate
  8. Maintain and improve the Shire assets and infrastructure

This CSP articulates the Strategic Objectives that Council has set to achieve these Future Directions and considers the "Quadruple Bottom Line" of Civic Leadership, Economic, Social and Environmental outcomes as well as adhering to Council’s Social Justice Principles. The CSP identifies Council’s role in these areas as a provider, facilitator or advocate as well as linkages to the planning process with other levels of Government and Stakeholder groups.

This Community Strategic Plan flows directly into the key actions identified in the Delivery Program for Council to implement over its term of office.

Township Strategic Plans

Council has been working with the townships of Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore to create unique strategic plans for each town.

The Township Strategic Plans provided strategic direction for Council and the Community Consultative Committees to support and grow the smaller townships in the Shire. The plans determine the work conducted in the townships and ensure that residents have a direct say in the development of their communities.

The Township Strategic Plans are used by each Consultative Committee and Council to apply for grants and funding and will provide strategic direction for the development of each of the Shire townships.