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.
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 focus area is Condobolin Road, Dalton and Bushman Streets.
Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM said, “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.”
In addition to the Bypass, the Parkes Special Activation Precinct is anticipated to see an increase in around the clock daily commuters. These works will strongly influence the movement of traffic around Parkes and pose a number of challenges and opportunities for the town.
The approach routes plan will assist Council in making informed decisions about improvements to the urban road network and any changes required to urban policy, in addition to assisting a range of stakeholders interested in this western entry precinct.
Council invites you to provide your feedback on the Western Entry Approach Issues Paper during the exhibition period, which closes on Friday 16 July 2021.
To have you say, review the Draft Parkes Western Entry Issues Paper via the button below and share any comments you have via Council’s engagement platform www.yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Alternatively, you can view hard copies of the documents at Council’s Administration Centre or Libraries and submit your comments in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, Parkes NSW 2870.
Public exhibition of the Parkes Western Entry Issues Paper and consideration of community feedback will be directly followed by the preparation of the draft Parkes Approach Routes Plan – Western Entry.