Federal Funding Fix Black Spots: Four Parkes crash sites will be made safer un- der the latest round of the Black Spot Pro- gram contributing $1.498 million towards: A one-lane roundabout at the intersection of Currajong and Church streets ($865,000); Street lighting at pedestrian facilities on Currajong Street near Court Street ($285,000); Road feature signs, raised guides with additional stop or give way signs and removing sight distance problems at the intersection of Close and Hooley streets ($253,000); and Vehicle-activated signs on Adavale Lane east of Braeside Lane ($95,000). The investment in Parkes’s safety was part of $50.6 million being spent in NSW on 147 projects under the Black Spot Program’s 2020-21 funding round.
Walk For Autism: Rhianon Platt will be walking the streets of Parkes to cover 10,000 steps per day for eight days between 29th March and 5 April to raise awareness and help change the lives of people on the autism spectrum.
She has a six-year-old son with special needs and often encounters judgement from people in public places who do not understand autism. “I want people to understand his behaviours and not judge me.” She would also like to see more services in Parkes for children with special needs.
If you see Rhianon in her green shirt, stop her and support her with a donation or go online to https://www.walkforautism.org.au/ and sponsor her.