After 12 months of inconvenience and disturbance, the transformation of the lower end of the Parkes CBD has injected new life and vitality into our town.
The vibrancy of the new landscaping, trees, garden beds, modern street furniture, newly paved footpaths and the green areas that feed into Cooke Park are set to attract more visitors.
The revitalisation project of $4.2 million was officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack on Tuesday ahead of the expected opening of the new multi-purpose centre in Cooke Park in December.
“Things happen in Parkes where people are positive,” said the Deputy Prime Minister. “These developments are so important to the future success of the town as you want more people to come and visit, to stay and to invest.”
“Tourism and visitor markets are drivers for growth in Parkes and the streetscape revitalisation and the coming multi-purpose centre will enable real growth in the town, benefitting community events and helping secure new ones.”
Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith said the project delivered an inviting space, wonderful streetscape and beautiful lighting at night to make it very special. He thanked all the businesses who were interrupted for over 12 months for their understanding.