The community’s input is invited to get the best possible ideas to ensure motorists will turn off the bypass into Parkes in future.
The Parkes Approach Routes Plan – Western Entry aims to connect and welcome bypass motorists to the Parkes Central Business District (CBD), enticing them to turn off the highway and spend time in Parkes. The focus area is Condobolin Road, Dalton and Bushman Streets.
To help minimise local economic impacts of the bypass and enhance the attraction and social capital of the town centre, Parkes Shire Council is interested in exploring ways to create opportunities for arrival views, landmark gateways, inviting avenues along road corridors, as well as other initiatives in town to provide opportunities for motorists to stop, rest, research and navigate to services and facilities in Parkes.
“The connecting road from the bypass to our CBD presents an opportunity for Parkes to alter the perception and behaviour of motorists, tempting them to turn at the large statement round-about and spend time and money in town, ultimately contributing to the vibrancy and economy of our town,” said Parkes Mayor Ken Keith OAM.
The plan will assist Council in making decisions about improvements to the urban road network and any changes required to urban policy, in addition to assisting stakeholders interested in this western entry precinct.
The community can provide feedback until Friday, 16th July. Visit Council’s website to review the paper and share your comments at www.yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Alternatively, hard copies are at Council’s Administration Centre or Libraries. Submit comments in writing via email to email@example.com or by mail to: The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, Parkes NSW 2870.