Noise Alert: The Australian Defence Force are conducting military training in the Dubbo and Parkes areas until the end of March during the day and night. The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear Australian Air Force aircraft, army helicopters, vehicles and military personnel carrying weapons. No ammunition will be used during the training. The ADF thanks Dubbo and Parkes residents for their patience and cooperation. For further Information visit www.army.gov.au or contact Defence Media on 6127 1999.
Volunteer Drivers Wanted: Neighbourhood Central in Parkes is looking for volunteer drivers to help take clients to appointments in regional centres. Applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal record check, be registered on Point to Point and undergo induction and training. Call the service coordinator on 6862 2825 or 0407 463 533.
Dine & Discover in Parkes: The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about and support dining, arts and tourism businesses. All local Parkes Shire businesses are enouraged to sign up online. Every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total, to spend in participating businesses. Dine & Discover NSW vouchers will be divided into two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays; and two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available seven days a week, excluding public holidays. The vouchers can only be used at eligible businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe. For more information, visit Dine & Discover NSW
Royal Far West CEO Retires: Lindsay Cane AM will retire from her role in July after a decade at the helm of the renowned charity. A new CEO will be chosen by the board after an extensive executive search. RFW Chair, Joan Treweeke OAM said: “In 2011, we numbered around 90 staff – today, we are 260. In 2011 we supported 800 country kids and their families, and in 2020 we were able to support 10,000 country kids and families, educators, and health providers in 500+ communities across NSW, WA, and QLD.”