Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who dug deep for National Tree Day 2017 on Sunday 30 July. Over 40 participants planted 350 trees at the northern end of Danilenko Street in Parkes, a tremendous effort by all involved.
This week, residents are invited to learn more about the programs, services and activities Council provides to the community as part of Local Government Week 2017, held 31 July until 6 August. Check out the diverse range of projects Council is planning and delivering on our website which include major infrastructure projects including
the Water and Sewage Treatment Plants, Advanced Water Recycling Facility, Parkes and Peak Hill Waste Facility upgrades, and the Parkes Regional Airport Business Park, as well as the ongoing upgrades and maintenance of our road and footpath assets. To find out more about Council’s works, services and activities, head to www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
In only its first week, the Love Our Locals campaign has seen tremendous traction on social media thanks to the support of our local community. The campaign, launched last Thursday, will see around 80 local businesses profiled across the Visit Parkes social media platforms with the aim of raising the profile of the Parkes region by showcasing the diverse business opportunities, the range of innovative and progressive local businesses, their respective owners and what they each bring to the community. I encourage everyone to share the love by getting behind the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LoveOurLocals.
Council invites local tourism and business operators to come along to a Visitor Economy Workshop on Monday, 7th August at the Astro Dish Motor Inn. The workshop will incorporate an update on the current state of the tourism industry and opportunities for local business. For workshop details, head to visitparkes.com.au or phone 6862 6000.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire