Business Summary
Administration Centre, 2 Cecile Street, Parkes NSW 2870
About Us
Senior Management

General Manager

Council's Senior Management Team is led by the General Manager, Kent Boyd.

Director Technology & Corporate Services

Les Finn has been employed with Parkes Shire Council since 1983.

Director Engineering Services

Ben Howard has been with Parkes Shire Council since 2008.

Director Planning & Environment

Steven Campbell, Director Planning and Environment has been with Parkes Shire Council since August 1990.

Director Infrastructure

Andrew Francis has been with Parkes Shire Council since 2005.


Parkes Shire Council consists of four (4) main departments and the Office of the General Manager. An organisation structure chart of Parkes Shire Council can be found here.

Office of the General Manager

Technology and Corporate Services

Planning and Environment

Engineering Services



Parkes is well equipped to host your event with specialist function facilities catering for 5 to 550.

With access to a great range of venues, equipment hire and catering options, planning your event will be enjoyable and rewarding.

Whether it's a conference, concert, intimate meeting or a major exhibition, Parkes boasts a great range of venues and facilities to stage your event. Council's Tourism & Events Unit can ably assist you, providing flair and local insight from theme and suppliers right down to where to get great coffee and a comfy pillow, all to ensure ease in planning a successful event.

Rates and Water Charges

Parkes Shire Council raises approximately one quarter of its operating income from rates.

Council provides many services which rates help to fund. Some examples are:

  • maintenance of roads and parks and gardens
  • libraries
  • community services for senior citizens and youth
  • town planning
  • drainage
  • animal services
  • tourism
  • swimming pools

Rates are the way our community contributes to funding these services and the many others.

Tenders and Quotations

Parkes Shire Council uses a range of e-tendering tools specific to the requirements of the proposal. All Purpose Evaluation Tool (APET), LGP's Vendor Panel and Tender link to manage its Tender and Requests for Proposal submissions for various projects.

Vendors wishing to lodge a submission for any of Council's projects are required to register with the relevant portal and then make their submissions through the appropriate e-tendering tool.