The Parkes Visitor Information Centre will soon be upgraded under the Driver Reviver Australia Program to accommodate more people and introduce them to what our Shire has to offer.
Parkes was granted $232,100 as part of more than $1 million of funding to upgrade Driver Reviver sites across the Riverina and Central West.
Parkes Shire Council’s Tourism Team Leader Lisa Moon said the upgrades at the centre included seating, picnic settings, bins and a shade sail outside and hot/cold water dispenser, fridge and some tables and chairs inside. The grant for Parkes also includes money to upgrade the signs at the entry points to town, which will be electronic and controlled from the Visitor Information Centre.
The program was moved to the Visitor Information Centre last year when Destination NSW, Transport for NSW and Driver Reviver Australia announced an extension to the program to include various Visitor Information Centres across NSW.
Lisa said it was a good move as the centre was open seven days a week. “We are also hoping to catch people who do not normally go to visitor centres. It is an opportunity to tap into that flow of people and to engage them in what Parkes and our region has to offer. It would also blend in well with the holiday programs we usually run at the centre.”