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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

Logical investment in Inland Rail

Parkes is set to be the epicentre of regional growth and opportunity with the opening of the $35 million Parkes Logistics Terminal by Pacific National, […]

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Historic day for Australian rail freight, Pacific National proud to be part of Parkes

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Michael McCormack and NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole today officially opened the largest logistics terminal in […]

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Council welcomes release of Special Activation Precinct draft master plan

Parkes Shire Council has welcomed the release of the draft master plan for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for […]

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Inland Rail First Construction Complete

Freight trains travelling from the east and west will next month be running on the transformational Inland Rail North-West Connection following the completion of construction […]

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Confidence to Invest in Parkes

Despite the trying times of drought, and the downturn in the agricultural and retail sector across the state, the Parkes economy has been given some […]

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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

Peter Winder

"The first project will be constructing the Parkes to Narromine section & our plans to start construction there are in the second quarter of 2018."

Peter Winder - Executive for Inland Rail program, 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

“Council’s role as development concierge creates competitive advantage for businesses. ”

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

Michael Kilgariff

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

Michael Kilgariff - 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

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