Masterplans and strategies
Planning for the future of our community and our assets.
Parkes Shire Council has embarked upon an ambitious journey of community consultation to ensure Council best meets the community's needs long term. This has resulted in a series of masterplans which will set the direction for sustainable development of the Shire.
The Parkes CBD Vibrancy Strategy has been prepared to visualise the possibilities and opportunities for the CBD to allow for more informed decisions on what improvements should be made to the town centre in the future and to stimulate areas that lack vibrancy.
The Parkes Regional Airport Masterplan provides a focussed framework for the development of the airport over the next 20 years (and beyond) and represents future facilities that will satisfy potential air traffic demand and economic growth opportunities. It also ensures compatibility with user needs and regulatory obligations including safety and security.
To find out more about the Parkes Regional Airport Masterplan, please contact Council Economic and Business Development Manager, Anna Wyllie on 02 6861 2333.
Parkes Shire Council has prepared a Masterplan to guide the immediate, short term and long term development of the Henry Parkes Centre to ensure it continues to develop as a major tourism attraction for the region, attracting increased visitation and new visitor markets.
Council is committed to providing quality leisure opportunities and is responsible for the maintenance and development of parks, gardens and reserves (passive recreation) within Parkes Shire. A number of masterplans have been developed for the parks and playgrounds listed below:
Parkes Shire has a strong sporting culture and Council is committed to future planning and development of our sporting assets.
Parkes Shire Council is committed to improving footpaths and pedestrian access across the Shire. Council has recently adopted a Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy which was prepared in consultation with the community and key user groups to ensure the correct mix of footpath connections, new shared paths, cycling routes and mobility access that appeals to all stages of life for our residents.
Council maintains over 48,000 square metres of footpath asset throughout the Shire. Over 2,500 square metres has undergone recent upgrades and widening for shared footpath and cycle access with more upgrades planned.
The Trundle Main Street Plan addresses the section of Forbes Street between the Trundle Services and Citizens Club and Croft Street. It has a particular focus on the central business district which contains the main commercial core of Trundle from Parkes Street to the Memorial Hall. The Plan also considers other elements external to this boundary that are important to the main street, such as signage and linkages to key destinations.
The Trundle Main Street Plan is designed to improve this space to best meet the future needs of the Trundle community, and key users.
The Trundle Main Street Issues Paper (TMSIP) was prepared as a precursor to a Trundle Main Street Plan. The aim of the paper was to explore the relevant issues that needed to be considered with community members, so as to better inform the development of the Trundle Main Street Plan.
Council involved the community in the development of the plan throughout the entire process including community drop-in sessions, an Enquiry By Design workshop and presentations to the community reference group.
At Council's meeting on Tuesday 16 February 2021, the Trundle Main Street Masterplan was formally adopted. The delivery of the masterplan will be scheduled as project and grant funding becomes available.
The Parkes Shire Housing Strategy looks to address the issues of housing supply and demand, as well as the housing needs of residents into the future. Strategies are also required to safeguard against housing unaffordability, which is becoming a significant issues for regional centres that are subject to repaid migration of workers or permanent residents seeking a 'tree change'.