In conjunction with the Parkes Main Street Revitalisation project, a new $4.2 million Multipurpose Centre will be constructed in Cooke Park that will put Parkes on the map as a destination for tourism and business events.

The new facility will include an events stage, multipurpose room (80 seat capacity) behind the stage with kitchen facilities, flexi-room, store room, and male, female and accessible toilets.

The project is proudly co-funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and Parkes Shire Council.

Works Update

Works schedule is subject to change. The community and affected businesses will be advised of any changes in advance by way of public notice, and signage where necessary.

July 2019Temporary site fencing and signage erected. Preliminary site works commence.
Demolition of old Community Centre
Construction commences
November 2019Demolition and refurbishment of kerb and pavement on Welcome Street
Construction of new carpark entry
Demolition and rebuild of external brick wall adjoining Henry Parkes Motel
Construction commencement for main building, stage, and loading dock concrete floor
21 December 2019Construction hiatus for Christmas and the Parkes Elvis Festival
13 January 2020Resume construction
Concrete pour to main floor
Installation of in-ground services
Erection of structural steel frame
Installation of light weight wall frames and rough-in of services
March 2020Roof construction
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