Parkes is a thriving Shire centrally located within NSW – it is the crossroads of the Nation with the Newell Highway, connecting Brisbane and Melbourne, and the transcontinental railway linking the eastern seaboard to Perth, meeting in Parkes. Parkes Shire also has a Regional Airport, Regional Express (REX) operates 3 services a day to Sydney which means that you can be in Sydney in under an hour.
Parkes has a well serviced health industry, with a strong hospital, 3 medical Centres, and a full range of professional health services. The NSW State Government has committed $72.5 million to build a new hospital providing state of the art technology for the community. Construction of the new hospital is well under way.
Sporting facilities to earn the admiration of the most discerning enthusiast are found in Parkes, including a solar-heated olympic swimming pool, an 18 hole grass-green golf course, Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL ovals, tennis courts, hockey field, cricket ovals, 2 bowling clubs, racecourse, trotting track, soccer fields, aero club, archery, and various shooting ranges.
Parkes has several claims to fame – it is the home of the annual Elvis Festival where each year in January, over 17,000 Elvis fans gather to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday. It also starred in the movie ‘The Dish’, featuring the 64m Parkes radio telescope, now a popular tourist attraction.
living at Gracelands Parkes Garden Estate