This week we welcomed Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Riverina, The Hon. Michael McCormack to Parkes to officially open the new Advanced Water Recycling Facility (AWRF). The AWRF underpins Parkes’ new Recycled Water Scheme (RWS), strengthening water security and bringing Parkes’ water recycling activities up to current regulatory and industry best practice standards. Residents are invited to tour the facility on Saturday 21 April between 10am and 12pm, and participate in a community tree planting to rejuvenate the site. Tours will run every half hour starting from 10am. To pre-register for tours, contact 02 6861 2333. Participants must wear a hat and enclosed footwear – and don’t forget to bring along your gardening gloves!
While in the Parkes Shire, Minister McCormack opened the new Kadina Bridge along the Bogan Way. The Kadina Bridge replacement project involved the demolition and reconstruction of a new 9 metre bridge to accommodate two lanes of traffic and enable the route to be accessible to Higher Mass Limit vehicles. The upgrade will prove a safer and more accessible route for all motorists, and improve connectivity throughout our Shire.
Congratulations to the Tullamore Irish Music Festival Committee and the Tullamore community for delivering another successful Festival over the Easter long weekend.
Thousands of locals and visitors lined Cardigan Street to watch the popular street parade, and then enjoy the music, dancing, food and fun.
Parkes Waste Facility is holding a free tip weekend on 14 and 15 April between 10am and 4.15pm, giving residents an opportunity to dispose of general domestic waste including green waste, recyclables and general household waste free of charge.
For more information, visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Have an enjoyable weekend,
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire