During this month’s Council meeting held in Tullamore, I was delighted to have been returned as Mayor for the next two years, alongside Councillor Barbara Newton who was returned to the position of Deputy Mayor. It’s an honour to be part of this team leading the community of the Parkes Shire. I look forward to what the next two years has in store for our region.
Congratulations to the winners of the Parkes Recycled Water Scheme competition, drawn to coincide with World Water Monitoring Day. The first prize, a $500 council water account voucher, was awarded to Katrina Mudiman. The second prize winner was Will Rix who will receive a $250 council water account voucher, and Joy Neems won 10 aqua-aerobics classes at Parkes Aquatic Centre as third prize winner. The competition was run at the Parkes Show to
encourage people to learn more about our recycled water scheme.
Congratulations is also extended to the eight recipients of the latest round of Northparkes – Parkes Shire Sports Grants. Parkes Gun Club, Parkes Horse and Pony Club, Parkes Hotel Football Club, Parkes Marist Junior Rugby League Football Club, Parkes Railway Bowling Club, Parkes Senior Cricket, Parkes Tennis Club and Trundle Central School all received part of the total $28,690.53 in funding. The program aims to support grassroots sport by replacing essential sporting equipment and infrastructure.
Council staff have recently installed the new ‘Take The Lead’ signage and bag dispensers throughout Parkes, as part of our Responsible Dog Ownership campaign. The bag dispensers are located at the start of the walking track at Harrison Park, Lions Park, the Off-Leash Area off Bushman Street and Kelly Reserve.
With the school holidays fast approaching, locals and visitors are being encouraged to ‘be out there’ in the Parkes Shire with plenty of affordable and memorable experiences for the whole family to enjoy within the region. Council has compiled a fantastic list of special offers for families to take advantage of via the Visit Parkes website, visitparkes.nsw.gov.au
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire