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11th of March 2022
Funding for the Parkes Visitor Centre
Last week the Parkes radio-telescope, Murriyang, was used as the backdrop for an announcement of funding from the NSW Regional Tourism Activation Fund. The Deputy Premier, and Minister for Regional NSW, Paul Toole, announced that the NSW Government was committing $500,000 from the Fund to upgrade the Observatory's visitor areas, provide wheelchair accessible paths, automatic doors at the Visitor Centre and accessible bathrooms to ensure The Dish remains a major tourism drawcard that can be enjoyed by everyone. New space-themed play equipment will also be installed. Funding was also awarded to enhance the annual Elvis festival at Parkes, with not one, but two Elvis impersonators on hand with the Mayor of Parkes to celebrate the funding announcement! (Image credit: Franco Di Dio)

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