Parkes 2035+

It's an exciting time for the Parkes Shire community.

Over the past five years, we have been working towards achieving the community's priorities for 2030 and building the foundation for our future.

Since 2016, we have delivered $230M in capital expenditure, including $32.7M in road construction and renewal projects, $100M in water infrastructure upgrades and a new recycled water scheme, $8.4M in upgrades to lower Clarinda street and the new Cooke Park Pavillion, $4.7M Airport Terminal Upgrade and Business Park Expansion and a $3M for the expansion of the library and cultural centre, just to name a few.

Despite the trying times of drought over the last 4 years, and now the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Parkes Shire economy has been afforded some reprieve thanks to significant government and private sector investment.

We have delivered on the community's priority of Parkes becoming a national logistics hub with unprecedented investment in Parkes Shire by all tiers of Government; from being the first centre of construction for Inland Rail, funding for the Parkes Bypass and the State Government's investment in for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct. These developments have bolstered our economy seeing significant economic growth in what has been a challenging time for regional communities amongst drought and covid-19.

With forecasts estimating significant population and economic growth as a result of these developments, we are at a crucial point in effectively planning for a growing community to be one that has the infrastructure and services to make it an attractive place to live, work and prosper.

So join the conversation and have your say on your community of the future.

Together, let's create a long term community vision that will see our region grow and develop into the next decade.

As well as a community vision, your feedback will help us develop the priority projects for the newly elected Council's 3-year delivery program.

Help shape our future as a community to ensure that we continue to capitalize on opportunities.

To have your say, visit Your Say Parkes to make sure your voice is heard on the things that matter to you.

Parkes+2035: Your community, your say, your future.

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