Parkes Day VIEW Club: Due to the COV-ID-19 lockdown the Club had to cancel its meeting on 8th September. Depending on future restrictions, the meetings for the rest of the year may also be cancelled.
Contract awarded for Parkes Bypass: Major construction is set to start on the Parkes Bypass later this year after the announcement that Georgiou Group Pty Ltd will carry out the Australian and NSW Government’s $187.2 million project, following a competitive tender process. The 10.5km bypass is projected to remove more than 1,200 heavy vehicles and other through traffic from the centre of Parkes every day, increasing safety for both commuters and pedestrians.
COVID-19 Check-In Card: Service NSW is offering a personalised “check-in card” to anyone who does not have a smart phone. The card is used to check in when entering a shop or business. You can register for a “check-in card” for yourself or an elderly relative by calling 13 77 88 or by visiting the Service NSW website.
More Care For People With Disability: A NSW Government initiative aims to accelerate worker recruitment and enhance on-the-job training and support with up to 2,500 new workers to be upskilled through the first phase of More Jobs More Care. The success of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has driven immense growth in the disability care sector across our state, resulting in enormous demand for workers. The first phase of the $17 million program will focus on regional areas and will support service providers to ramp up recruitment, training and on-the-job support.
2022 Rural Women’s Award: Nominations for the 2022 Rural Women’s Award is now open. Previous winners and finalists have gone on to further their vision and made wonderful contributions to primary industries and rural communities. Nominations close on 8th October. Applications and further information can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Let’s Do This’ Campaign: The NSW Government has launched the next phase of its statewide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW to get vaccinated. The ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign will include metropolitan and regional television and newspapers, as well as radio, digital, social media and out of home advertising across NSW with material translated into 19 languages and adapted for Aboriginal media channels. To make a COVID-19 vaccination booking go to www.nsw.gov.au