Indigenous Artist Workshop: A three-day workshop teaching new artists Indigenous styles of painting and print is starting at the Marramarra Room at the Parkes Library from today to Monday, 28th June. Run by well-known artist Irene Ridgeway the work-shop will focus on artworks that have been started by local indigenous artists with Irene facilitating suggestions on how they can realise their vision. Funding has been provided by Arts OutWest with assistance from Parkes Shire Council. The public is welcome to visit daily to view the works from 11am every day. School groups can attend on the Monday. For all bookings, call Conrad Mill on 0431 967 365.
Craft Corner Reopens: The Parkes Craft Corner has reopened in its beautifully re-furbished shop at 257 Clarinda Street Parkes. The shop was flooded in the super cell event in January.
Draft Housing Strategy On Exhibition: At the Ordinary Parkes Shire Council Meeting last week, it was resolved to endorse the Draft Parkes Shire Housing Strategy (2021-2041) for public exhibition. The strategy sets a 20-year vision for housing in the Parkes Shire, in line with the NSW Government’s Local Housing Strategy Guideline and the Parkes Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) 2041. Visit yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au to view the Draft Housing Strategy and Issues Paper. All submissions must be in writing and ad-dressed The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, PARKES NSW 2870 or emailed via firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions Close at 5pm on 15th July 2021.
$1 million Fund: Australia’s leading rural charity, Rural Aid, has announced a $1 million fund to assist mouse plague affected farmers across the country. Individuals and businesses can donate via the Rural Aid website. Farmers can assess their eligibility and apply for the financial assistance via the website: www.ruralaid.org.au/mouse-plague