14 February 2024

Rex Airlines has made some changes to their Parkes Airport flight schedule.

In collaboration with Parkes and Lachlan Shire Mayors, Neil Westcott and Paul Phillips, I am proud to say Rex Airlines has recently announced changes to their regional flight network, which will come into effect at the beginning of April. The airline has been under continued pressure due to supply chain issues and staff shortages brought on by COVID-19.
The network changes will see a new flight schedule for services coming in and out of Parkes Airport, with two return services each weekday. These flights will depart from Parkes in the morning and middle of the day and depart Sydney in the middle of the day and evening.
Rex Airlines has been servicing the region since the commencement of the airline and we are very appreciative of their continued support as it is so important to our residents.

Isn’t the former Pitt Stop site looking fresh and enticing now that the turf and gardens are in? The temporary fencing will be coming down very soon; with the grass growing nicely it won’t be long before everyone can enjoy this bright new space. The new seating is being built as we speak and will be installed over the next couple of weeks.
You may also have noticed the new sculpture which has taken up residence in this space. Waiting for Rain was created by Jimmy Rix in 2019 and went on display at the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition in Bondi where Jimmy won the Waverley Council’s Mayor Award for the piece.
Waverley Mayor, Paula Masselos, described the piece as “an uplifting depiction of the strength of the Australian bush against the backdrop of a land ravaged by drought.” I am so happy to see yet another beautiful art piece placed on display - what wonderful work is undertaken by the Forbes Arts Society for the Somewhere Down the Lachlan Sculpture Trail!

Our Welcome to Forbes event took place on Thursday 15 February at the Forbes Inn and I am glad to announce that it was once again a wonderful success. It would have to be one of my favourite events as it really brings our community together and makes newcomers feel so welcome.
This event takes place twice a year, so keep your eye out for the next one and make sure you join in on the festivities.

Enjoy your week, and God bless.

Phyllis Miller, OAM Forbes Mayor