I always enjoy the autumn weather within our great Shire and the crisper mornings and warm sunshine this week has been no exception. Council has a number of major projects commencing public exhibition this week and interested community members are encouraged to review and provide feedback.
As part of the approved Parkes Water Treatment Plant (WTP) project, a need for the installation of a Photovoltaic (PV, or solar) array has been identified to offset the expected energy consumption at the proposed plant. The Installation of Solar Panels Addendum 1 to the Review of Environmental Factors will be on public exhibition until Wednesday 11th May 2016.
The draft Parkes Shire Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy, which is available to view until 13th May, provides the framework for the development of pedestrian and cyclist facilities in the Parkes Shire. The vision is that Parkes will be recognised as bicycle and pedestrian friendly, with quality formed footpaths and cycleway facilities which provide safe and enjoyable experiences.
The new waste management collection system successfully commenced earlier this month and is already showing significant diversion rates of kitchen and garden organics away from landfill. The final step of introducing the new three bin waste management service is the removal of the old bins, which will happen from Tuesday April 26th throughout the Parkes Shire.
Enjoy a happy and safe school holiday period.
Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire