This week we welcomed, Michael McCormack MP to Parkes to carry out an official sod turning on construction of the new Ad- vanced Water Recycling Facility (AWRF). The $6 million facility, jointly funded by the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund and Parkes Shire Council, will underpin a new recycled water scheme for Parkes to strengthen water security and bring our water recycling activities up to cur- rent regulatory and industry standards.
We are delighted that the Ambassador of Sweden to Australia, Pär Ahlberger, will join us at the 2017 Trundle ABBA Festival on 6th May to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic pop group’s first visit to Australia. This will be the Ambassador’s first trip to regional NSW. We look forward to celebrating Trun- dle’s unique connection with Sweden and developing a positive and collaborative rela- tionship with the Swedish Embassy.
The streets of Tullamore will soon turn green for the annual Tullamore Irish Music Festival. With the Easter Long Weekend just around the corner, it is time to start planning your outfit and join us for family fun, music, food, games and fashion over three days. For more information visit www.tullamore.org.au.
These school holidays the Parkes Visitors Information Centre is hosting its first Kids Days Out next Wednesday, 12th April for kids 0 -12 years. There’ll be a free animal farm, classic cars, face painting, an Indigenous dance performance, colouring competition, story time and a visit by the Easter Bunny! Contact 6862 6000 or visitparkes. com.au
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire