The community is invited to provide feedback on the draft 2021/22 operational plan and budget endorsed by Parkes Shire Council last month.
Mayor Ken Keith said the postponement of Local Government elections last year due to the pandemic, impacted Council’s integrated planning cycle. “This means the existing Councillors remained in office for an additional year, an interim operational plan and budget needs to be developed for the 2021/22 year and the newly elected Council will serve for a reduced term of three years.”
The operational plan details the continuation of outstanding priorities of the 2016/17 to 2020/21 delivery program under the six key themes.
During the interim year, Council will deliver $54.8M in capital expenditure subject to securing various grants. This includes investing $27M in water security projects. This is a priority for Council to ensure growth as a region and to support more people, jobs and houses in the Shire.
Council will also deliver several other capital works projects, including $6.8M to upgrade seven sections of the Bogan Way between Forbes and Tullamore, $1.6M for the Spicer Oval amenities project, $2M in road upgrades to Currajong Street in Parkes and $720K for the Trundle Recreational Facility upgrades.
To have you say, visit Council’s website to review the Draft 2021/22 Operational Plan & Budget and share your comments via Council’s engagement platform www.yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au
Alternatively, you can view hard copies at Council’s Administration Centre or Libraries and submit your comments in writing via email to email@example.com or by mail to: The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, Parkes NSW 2870.