Parkes Shire residents can join the conversation and share what matters most to them about their community of the future.
Council works with the community every four years prior to Council elections to review the Community Strategic Plan.
Last year’s Local Government elections were postponed and will now take place on 4th September. Council is inviting residents across the Shire to have their say.
“It’s an exciting time for the Parkes Shire community,” said Mayor Ken Keith OAM. “Since 2016, we have delivered $230 million in capital expenditure, including $32.7 million in road construction and renewal projects, $100 million in water infrastructure upgrades and a new recycled water scheme, $8.4 million in upgrades to lower Clarinda Street and the new Cooke Park Pavillion, $4.7 million on the Airport Terminal Upgrade and Business Park Expansion and a $3 million for the expansion of the library and cultural centre.
“We have delivered on the community’s priority of Parkes becoming a national logistics hub with unprecedented investment by all tiers of government; the first centre of construction for Inland Rail, funding for the Parkes Bypass and the State Government’s investment for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct. “These developments have bolstered our economy seeing significant economic growth in what has been a challenging time for regional communities amongst drought and COVID-19.
Council will be seeking the community’s input over the next eight weeks through a range of methods, including community advisory groups, public drop in sessions, community workshops and online input through www.yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au. Visit the Your Say Parkes website to make sure your voice is heard on the things that matter to you.