The Centre of Australia’s Transport Future

“The vision is huge, and the opportunity is absolutely immense.”

Cr Ken Keith OAM - Mayor, Parkes Shire

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of the East West rail line, the North South Newell Highway and soon, the new $10 billion Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail. This is a game changer and this is the only place where is all comes together. Major logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution opportunities are now available in Parkes. We welcome your enquiry.

Faster, cheaper, easier.

It all adds up


Fly to Sydney in 45 minutes

B double + B triple

Double stack west

Access major ports

Reach 80% population overnight

Crossroads of the Nation 

SCT, Pacific National & Linfox

Concierge services

Parkes Special Activation Precinct

The NSW Government announced the establishment of Special Activation Precincts as part of its 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW.

The first Special Activation Precinct was announced for Parkes, taking advantage of its location, business development and employment growth opportunities associated with the east–west rail line and the north– south Inland Rail project.

Latest Hub News

Aerial view of the Parkes Special Activation Precinct

$126M Contract Awarded for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct

Fulton Hogan have been announced as the successful tenderer for the $126 million contract to design and construct the NSW Government’s Parkes Special Activation Precinct. […]

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Parkes Shire Continues to be High on the State’s Agenda for Investment

NSW Treasurer Dom Perrottet MP affirmed the NSW Government’s investment in the Parkes Special Activation Precinct as he outlined the 2020-21 Budget in his speech […]

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Men in High Vis on Rail Line

Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail Complete

History was made at Peak Hill today when the final golden clip was hammered into place to signify the completion of the first section of […]

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men walking near train

$185M to Fund Vital Infrastructure for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct

Parkes Shire Council is elated by the NSW Government’s commitment of $185 million to fund enabling infrastructure for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct. Deputy Premier […]

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ARTC Freight relief

ARTC Rail Relief Welcomed by Australian Government

The Australian Government has welcomed measures implemented by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to provide immediate financial relief to rail freight operators maintaining the […]

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What the industry leaders are saying

Glenn Smith

"SCT sees great opportunities of importers, exporters, manufacturers, who have a requirement to move freight efficiently."

Glenn Smith - CEO SCT Logistics

Richard Wankmuller

"Parkes is the epicentre of Inland Rail, a project that is going to completely revitalise this country's supply chain."

Richard Wankmuller - Chief Executive Officer, Inland Rail Division, ARTC

Dean Della Valle

"The $35m will be made up of approx. $17m to build a terminal here which will form part and be adjacent to the Inland Rail route and $18m on supporting rolling stock."

Dean Della Valle - CEO, Pacific National

Danny Broad

"Inland Rail will enhance the national transport network and provide up to 16,000 jobs during the peak of construction."

Danny Broad - CEO Australasian Rail Association

Wayne Dunford

"With the expansion of Asian markets the opportunities are just immense. We’ve been waiting for this for years."

Wayne Dunford - Chairman Economics and Farm Business committee, National Farmers Federation.

Kent Boyd

“We are working closely with the State Government to develop the Hub as NSW's first Special Activation Precinct.”

Kent Boyd - General Manager, Parkes Shire Council

Ken Keith

“The hub at Parkes has been in the planning for decades because geographically it was always going to be suited to a national logistics hub.”

Ken Keith OAM - Mayor Parkes Shire Council

Kirk Coningham

“ALC estimates that for every 1% increase in supply chain efficiency, there’ll be a $2 billion benefit to the national economy.”

Kirk Coningham - Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council

Anna Wyllie

“We came to Parkes for 3 months and stayed for 10 years ”

Anna Wyllie - Economic & Business Development Manager | Parkes Shire Council